McDonald (Schwartzbauer) Jessica Lyn Schwartzbauer McDonald, age 32, born Oct 16, 1970; Izaak Robert McDonald, age 6, born June 28, 1997; and Anika Bryn McDonald, age 3, born May 15, 2000. Died in their sleep from gunshot wounds the morning of July 1st, 2003. Preceded in death by grandparents/ great-grandparents, Bernard & Helen Schwartzbauer and Harry & Esther M. Carlson. Survived by parents/grandparents, Robert & Karen Schwartzbauer; brothers & uncles, Christopher A. and Peter Q.; aunts, Kiki & Stephanie; nephew/cousin, Samuel Q. Jessica, Izaak, and Anika's family and friends grieve for the loss of these three beautiful people. Jessica was a talented singer and performer, and brought fun and cheer to everyone who met her. She found her true role and greatest happiness, however, as a mother. She devoted more than full time to her children and their development. As a result, one of Izaak's kindergarten classmates said Izaak was "the smartest kid in kindergarten."Izaak was the first kindergartner in Lincoln Elementary School in Great Falls Montana for whom the school established a Gifted and Talented program. Izaak wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. Anika, who was as animated as her mother, and even more flirtatious, intended to grow up to be a "princess". She had the looks and personality to do it. Memorials should be sent to the family to establish the Jessica Schwartzbauer McDonald Memorial Vocal Scholarship Fund. Funeral Service Tuesday, 11 AM, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th St. and Knox Av S, Mpls. Visitation Monday 5-8 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel West 50th St & Hwy 100 952-920-3996

Published on July 3, 2003

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