Troy Jason McDonald, 52, of Eldora, passed away on November 11, 2022.
Visitation services will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Abels Funeral Home located at 905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, Iowa from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a private family service to follow. For condolences, please contact the funeral home at 541-858-2181
Troy was born in Kearney, Nebraska, on September 19, 1970, to the proud parents Willard “Mac” McDonald and Sandra Toner. He grew up in the Eldora area, graduating from Eldora-New Providence High School. Troy was outgoing with a charismatic personality which drew friends from near and far. It was not surprising that he was a familiar face in the community.
Troy had a love and passion for building engines and racing hotrods which started at an early age. He owned his own shop, Eagle Motorsports located in Eldora, where he took his talent for building engines full time. Customers became friends who recommended their friends. Repeat business became the norm and not the exception. The shop’s breakroom became the community center for Troy’s family, employees, customers, their kids, and grandchildren.
When he was not working at the shop, you could find Troy at the drag strip, on a lake fishing, or sitting near an evening fire at a campsite.
In 1988, he met his forever wife, Tammy Hutchins, in Marshalltown while cruising the loop. They were married on December 24, 1993, and blessed with one child, Melinda Leigh McDonald.
Left to cherish his memories is his wife, Tammy McDonald; daughter Melinda (Paul) Barcomb; his grandchildren Bentley and Kysa; his parents Willard and Terri McDonald; William and Sandra Toner; uncles Keith, Joe, Dwight, Duane (McDonald) and Jeff Clapsaddle; and aunt Erma Haywood. Troy was preceded in death by his grandparents Wilbur and Mary McDonald, George & Louise Clapsaddle; uncles Norman, Wayne, and Lloyd McDonald; and niece Jessica LeAnn McDonald.