Richard E. ‘Mac’ McGuire

Sept. 8, 1923 — Sept. 12, 2014

Richard E. ‘Mac’ McGuireRichard E. “Mac” McGuire of Arkdale, formerly of Waukesha, died peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2014, at his residence at the age of 91. Mac was born on September 8, 1923, in Rock Port, Missouri, to Jess McGuire and Nora Bell Grabel.

He married Janice M. Olson on June 27, 1955, in Minnesota. Mac enjoyed model ship building, HO gage model railroading, traveling, drawing, woodworking, writing books and was a published author.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He greatly enjoyed his relationships with family and friends. Richard proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of American Legion Post #250.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Janice McGuire of Arkdale; his children, Bonnie (Gary) Wandel of Oconomowoc, Dannie (Mary) McGuire of Shawano, Cathie Anich of Phoenix, Ariz., and Shaun (Kristie) McGuire of Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren, Kimmy McGuire, Ryan McGuire, Zachery (Phavika) Howard, Ashley Howard, David Howard, Jason McGuire, Meredith McGuire, Carissa Anich, Maranda Anich, Tristan Mehmke and Lily Mehmke; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Rohda, Hunter Rohda, Nathaniel McGuire, Riannon McGuire and Ava Fassbender.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, Mark Anich.

The visitation for Mac will be held on Friday, October 17, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the 11:00 A.M. memorial service at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. D. Andrew Fetters will be officiating. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.

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