Dr. Gary W. McFadden DDS, 86, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021.
Gary W. McFadden was born February 4, 1935 to Ralph and Clara McFadden in Glendale, WI. He was the youngest of seven brothers: Lloyd, Ralph, Jim, Bill, Don and Robert.
Gary graduated from Marquette University Dental School and had a successful dental practice in Glendale, WI for 42 years.
He married Gail Jefferies on August 16, 1958; and celebrated 57 years together prior to her passing in 2016. Together they raised three children: Wendy (Michael), Kathy (Kurt), John (Amy).
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and later - artist. His children fondly remember gardening, camping, swimming, holiday parties, boating\fishing on the Ralph Sherman; and traveling around the U.S.
In 2001, Gary and Gail retired and traveled the states in their RV. They “snow-birded” in Texas for many years. To keep his hands busy, Gary took up wood carving. He created many beautiful works of art. But the traveling would not keep him away from his children and grandchildren: McKinzie, Drew, Trevor, Myka, Caleb and Connor. Gary (aka Papa) loved to tell stories and take them out for dinner\ice cream, whenever possible.
For the last six years, he has enjoyed his time in Appleton year around (well, winter not so much). Gary went home to be with his Heavenly Father on July 9, 2021, surrounded by his children.
He truly left us a Legacy and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established in his name.
Services for Gary will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Faith Lutheran Church 601 E. Glendale Ave. Appleton, WI 54911. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery at a later time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.verkuilenfh.com. The family would like to thank to the staff and all of his friends at Eagle Point Senior Living for all of their love and support.
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