John A. McCrary
John A. McCrary, age 78, of North Fond du Lac, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born on May 14, 1942, in Fond du Lac, the son of Douglas S. and Christine E. (Bernath) McCrary. John served for twenty years in the United States Army. He served four tours in Vietnam and received numerous awards including, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Good Conduct Medal 5th Award, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Silver and 1 Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal. On January 16, 1971, John married the love of his life, Denise T. Mikson at Church of Peace in Fond du Lac.
John worked for twenty-seven years as a sergeant at Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution. He enjoyed camping with family, going to casinos, attending Timber Rattlers games with family, and going out to eat every Thursday with his KMCI buddies. He also was fond of cats, dogs, and sloths. Most of all he enjoyed visiting with family and friends here and in Texas and Florida.
Survivors include his wife and soulmate, Denise McCrary of North Fond du Lac, three children, Joleen (Scott) Ingersoll of Fond du Lac, Dawn (Michael) Resop of Fond du Lac, Douglas McCrary of Fond du Lac; seven grandchildren, Christopher Ingersoll, Chrisett Nordmeier, Stephen Nordmeier, Thomas Ingersoll, Courtney McCrary, Stephany (Austin) Kattestad, Sadie Kryzyanowski; five great-grandchildren, Keon Dawson, Sophia McCrary, Myla McReynolds, Wesley Ingersoll, Michael McCrary; his siblings, Dianna (John) Hutter, Anthony (Linda) McCrary, Maxine (Larry) Bickelhaupt; special friends, Keith Helwig, Bill Harris, Wilma (Ralph) Hopkins, Nahn To, Scott Jaber, Carol and Sharon; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Theresa Mikson.
Visitation will take place on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 1-7 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. Visitation will also take place on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Burial will follow at Rienzi Cemetery with military graveside honors. Due to Emergency Order #1 under Executive Order #82, masks are required while in attendance
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