Donald “Buck” McGowan

Donald (Buck) Lavern McGowan, 79, Caledonia, died Sept. 4, 2012 unexpectedly at his home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1932 to Freda and Fred McGowan. He married Kathryn Twite on April 26, 1982.

He served in the Army from 1951-1957 and was a member of the American Legion Post 191.

Survivors include five step-children, Jill (Greg) Hahn, Caledonia; Joy (Dale) Gavin, Winona; Jeff Twite; Julie Twite and James (Joni) Twite, all of Caledonia; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister Patricia Allen; a brother Joesph McGowan and loyal dog Chester.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn in 2008 and by three sisters and six brothers.

A family graveside service will be held with military honors.

McCormick Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.