Gary McFarlan



Gary R. McFarlan, age 77 of Wyoming, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 31, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard “Packy” McFarlan; daughter, Lynn Ann McFarlan; and brother, William A. McFarlan. Gary is lovingly remembered by his children, Patty (Rich) Stuard, Shelly (Kurt) VanThiel, Sara (Jon) Runkel, Emily (Chris) VanHeest; grandchildren, Kacy, Parker, Maya, Hannah, Ella, Jenna, Miley, Wyatt, Avery, Zoey, Ryker; great-granddaughter, Taylor; mother, Mary Ellen McFarlan; brothers, Dale (Scarlett) McFarlan, Jim (Patty) McFarlan; sister, Sue Rupp; sister-in-law, Dana McFarlan; and many nieces and nephews. Gary was a graduate of Kaukauna High School. He loved classic country and western music, especially Willie Nelson. Gary was a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers. He will be remembered for his mischievous smile, and spontaneous outbursts of song. Gary was definitely one of the good ole’ boys. Visitation will be Saturday, February 13, 12-1pm with private family funeral service following at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Rev. Joan Cornelison, officiating. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment Fairplains Cemetery.

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10 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss… but I know his memory with be with all of you till you meet again in heaven ❤.

  2. You will be missed, always smiling and singing. Condolences to your family in there time of grief.

  3. I love you with all my heart ❤️ you bet your boots I do. I am so thankful God picked you as my dad, you have taught me so much in life, and shown me just how strong I really can be. I will miss you so much old man.

  4. I love you with all my heart, you bet your boots I do ❤️ I am so thankful God picked you out to be my dad, you taught me so much about life and what is truly important, you showed me I can be stronger then I ever imagined. You will be so missed ❤️ Love you forever old man.

  5. Uncle Gary will be missed, Especially his songs and getting Jason and I mixed up all of the time. We are very so sorry for your loss Patty, Shelly, Sara and Emily. We love ya’ll.

  6. Oh Cousin… were the big brother I never had! Always teasing, always laughing!
    Your smile lit up a room, and your laughter was infectious! I loved to hear you singing!
    You will be missed and remembered!
    I loved you

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