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Mary M. Macdonald

September 14, 1931 — October 13, 2023

Mary Marguerite (Lechleiter) MacDonald, age 92, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2023. She was born in Oshkosh to the late Mary and Robert Lechleiter on September 14, 1931.


Mary grew up a lifelong Oshkosh resident, spending her adolescent years in a beautiful historical home on Algoma Boulevard where her parents provided room and board for young collegiate women. Many fond memories of her mother’s award-winning cooking, her father’s doting love for his daughter, and the stories of all of the students living there have been reminisced.

On January 10, 1953 at St. Paul’s Church, Mary wed Earl MacDonald and they celebrated 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2013. Together they welcomed two children, Bonnie and Jeff.


Mary had quite a gift of story-telling to anyone who would listen. She enjoyed giving the oral history of her family, and could elaborate in great detail on the many experiences she had growing up in Oshkosh. While time with her family took precedence, she was a passionate Avon seller for over 40 years, loved to read, complete puzzles, and watch cooking shows. For the past 6 years during their daily lunch visits, Mary developed a very special bond and connection with her grandson JR. Every opportunity she was able to watch her young great grandchildren laugh and play was a true gift.


She is survived by her daughter Bonnie; two grandsons: Jeff “JR” (Laura) Jungwirth and Alex Anderson; and four great-grandchildren: Cooper, Reagan, Rowan and Macklyn. She is further survived by her brother Mike (Nancy) Lechleiter.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her devoted husband Earl, and her beloved son Jeff.


A private showing will take place at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home and private interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Angela Vilwock for the care and support she provided to Mary. Her kindness will never be forgotten.


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