March 11, 1934 ó April 17 2017
Devoted wife and Loving mother Virginia Marie McFadden-Buell, nee Josten, 83 was joyously welcomed into Godís heavenly Kingdom upon fulfilling her lifeís work on April 17, 2017. She was born to George and Adelle Josten on March 11, 1934, in Wauwatosa. She was married to Joseph Harold Buell of Oconomowoc.
As a single mother of five, she went to college and graduated summa cum laude with her masterís degree in special education. She went on to work as a special education teacher for the Elmbrook School District, until her retirement in 1993.
She will forever be missed by her best friend and devoted husband, Joseph H. Buell of Cedarburg; her loving children, Rita (Al) Wrbanek of Sparta, Diana (John) Mayers of Utah, Robert (Belinda) McFadden of Washington, John (Jackie) McFadden of Cedarburg and Molly (Ryan) Simons of Delavan; and 24 very fortunate grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreat- grandchildren, all of whom were the pride and joy of her life. She also leaves behind three brothers and four sisters, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by, and now reunited with, her firstborn son, Daniel Joseph McFadden ("Danny Boy") in 1966 and granddaughter Hannah Elise in 2000.
A celebration of Virginiaís life will be held on Saturday, May 6, at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road, in Mequon, with Pastors Brian Dainsberg and Ben Graham presiding. Visitation and reflection time will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The celebration service will begin at 11 a.m., with a light lunch immediately following the service.
Virginiaís kind and gentle spirit was an inspiration to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She had such a strong passion for teaching her family and others about the love of Jesus. We know she is dancing and singing in a wonderful place beyond compare, filled with abundant music, laughter and love. She left instructions for her husband and children to celebrate her mission of discipleship here and has passed the torch for her loved ones to continue to share Godís love with those around us. To this request, we will strive to adhere. Virginia will be missed tremendously, but certainly not forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, Mom would love donations made to her favorite charitable organizations, Voice of the Martyrs and Doctors Without Borders.