Joseph P. McDonald owns the McDonald Funeral Homes in Illinois, as of June 2015. The company has multiple facilities throughout the state, located in cities such as Rock Falls, Sterling, Prophetstown, Milledgeville and Fulton.
In 1995, McDonald founded his first funeral home, located in Rock Falls. He bought and remodeled buildings in 2003, 2004 and 2008, reopening each as a McDonald Funeral Home.
McDonald is a licensed funeral director who graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Other staff members who have been with the company since 1995 include Scott A. Sheets, Patricia Young and Elizabeth Stauffer. Sheets is a licensed funeral director, Young is an administrative assistant and Stauffer is an after care group facilitator coordinator.