Garland A. Belling
Garland “Jack” A. Belling, 88, of Fond du Lac, went to be with
the Lord, on January 27, 2017, passing away peacefully, at St. Agnes Hospital,
with his son, Greg, at his side.
Jack was born on the family
farm, in the Town of Lomira, on May 10, 1928.
He was the oldest of five children of the late Edwin and Ida (Zingler)
On August 27, 1960, Jack was
united in marriage to Sherry Messerschmidt at Peace Lutheran Church in
Jack enjoyed working with his
hands and worked as a mechanic for the City of Fond du Lac for over 30
years. He worked on large equipment, fire
trucks, and police cars. Jack had a
passion for cars and spent countless hours helping family, friends, and
neighbors with their vehicles. He was
never far from a wrench.
Jack was a long time member
of Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church of Fond du Lac. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time
with his four granddaughters. Early in
his retirement, Jack and Sherry would help “shuttle” the girls to school and
their many activities, as well as spending time babysitting.
As Jack aged, he enjoyed
spending time with family over meals. He
loved coffee. He really enjoyed it when
his granddaughters joined him, with his son for breakfast on the weekends. Often times when out to breakfast, friends
would share their stories, memories, and experiences about Jack with his
Survivors include his wife,
Sherry of Fond du Lac; his son, Greg (Rita) Belling of Fond du Lac; his four
granddaughters: Emily, Erin, Elyssa, and
Erica Belling; two sisters: Shirley
(Wilmer) Wellhoefer and Audrey Belling, both of Mayville; his brother, Gordon
(Betty Jane) Belling of the Town of Lomira; his sister-in-law, Karen Crook of
Markesan, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
In addition to his parents,
Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Fremont; his in-laws, Fred and
Lucille Messerschmidt; and his brother in law, Roy Crook.
VISITATION: Jack’s family will greet relatives and
friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017, at Kurki-Mach
Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac, and from
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran
Church, 20 Wisconsin American Drive, Fond du Lac.
SERVICE: The funeral service will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church with
Rev. Tom Meyer officiating.
Burial will follow in
Special thanks to the caring
staff of St Agnes Hospital, the responding paramedic team, and to a good family
friend, Deb and Dan of Community Alternatives.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.