1948 Gaylord 2020

Gaylord J. "Butch" MacDonald

April 27, 1948 — June 26, 2020

Gaylord (Butch) MacDonald passed away from complications from surgery on June 26, 2020 at his home. He was born to Donald H. MacDonald and Harriet (Peterson) MacDonald on April 27, 1948. He married Sandy (Ostrowski) MacDonald on May 29, 1968 and they spent 52 loving years together.

Butch is survived by his two children: daughter Stacy (Pete) and son Travis (Jennifer); his five grandchildren: Bryanne (Ian), Mehgan (Tyler), Spencer (Ashley), Kelsie, and Madison (Dominick); seven great grandchildren: Emma, Lillian, Wyatt, Oliver, Ava, Elowyn, and baby boy (due in July); sister Karlene; godsons Scott, Nick, & P.J.; sisters-in-law Arlette and Mary Jane; and brother-in-law Bob. Also, several wonderful nieces and nephews, other friends and relatives, and good friends Bob & Kathy.

Butch is preceded in death by his sister-in-law Barbara, and brothers-in-law Frank and Dave.

Butch loved to pop popcorn for neighbors, friends, and family for Packers games. He enjoyed mornings with Kyle and Kenny. He loved Bittersweet and Napuck family. He also enjoyed his Breakfast Club at Tony’s. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from Napuck Salvage after many years of dedicated service.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established at a later date. Butch’s family would like to thank the Menasha Police Department, Neenah-Menasha Fire Department and EMS.

A public visitation for Butch will be held at the Wichmann Funeral Home – Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha on Wednesday, July 1, from 4:00 PM until 5:45 PM.  However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the funeral service itself will be for family only, but can be viewed right here on this website at 6:00 PM.

He will be dearly missed.

“Love you more!”


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