FOND DU LAC – The McCrary family of Fond du Lac will never be the same after the loss of three family members within six months’ time.
First to go was John McCrary, 78, on Nov. 5. He was a decorated military veteran who did four tours of Vietnam, loved camping, Timber Rattlers games and weekly lunches with his retired buddies.
His wife, Denise, followed on Nov. 29. She was 73 and, as her obituary said, mustered all her “Irish strength” to battle COVID-19, but it wasn’t enough. The couple just missed celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Their nephew Shawn McCrary says the blows just kept coming as he watched his father, Anthony, 77, fall ill, and succumb to the virus on Feb. 9. He describes his father as a patriot, a Navy man who taught Sunday school kids and cub scouts and loved to take his family on cross-country excursions.
“He was a fantastic dad who made sure we traveled a…