Gordon F. McChain Jr.

Gordon F. McChain Jr., 70, of Glenbeulah, formerly of the Washington County area, was gently handed to the Lord by his family on Sunday, May 17, 2009.

He was born on April 30, 1939, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Gordon F. and Ruth F. (nee Stanelle) McChain, Sr., and on Jan. 8, 1961, he was united in marriage to Rosa Ann DeShazer at Fort Wolters, Texas.

Gordon was a graduate of Kewaskum High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, retiring on June 30, 1978, as a CW2. He served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and was stationed overseas and throughout the United States. After his retirement from the military, the McChain family made their home near the West Bend area and Gordon was employed by the Veteranís Administration for 20 years. After retiring from the VA, Gordon and Rosa Ann enjoyed 10 years of recreational vehicle traveling, and Gordon worked part-time at Wal-Mart. Gordon was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Rosa Ann; four children, Timothy T. McChain (Tammy) of Woodbridge, Va., Ruth A. McChain of Kewaskum, Nancy D. Zettler (Chad) of West Bend and Debra N. (Garett) Mielkie of Kewaskum; eight grandchildren, Gregory (Amanda), Julia, Laura, Robert (Jessica), Savannah, Morgan, Breanna and Justin; two brothers, James McChain of Kewaskum and David (Betsy) McChain of Milwaukee; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family and friends from coast to coast, including Hawaii.

In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by a brother, Russell L. McChain and a sister-in-law, Gloria McChain.

Funeral services for Gordon will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia. The Rev. Gail Mitchell will officiate and burial, with military graveside rites by the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum, will follow in the church cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or charity of oneís choice are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Gordonís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.