Gary Dennis Fitzpatrick peacefully passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Country Terrace Assisted
Living in Black River Falls at the age of 83.
Gary was born April 17, 1939 to Rupert and Stella Linnell Fitzpatrick in Black River Falls. He was one of
fourteen children. He married Gladys Waller and later divorced.
He served two years in the Air Force. He worked many years at Nelson Muffler and later at Western
He enjoyed visits from his family – especially the little ones, old Western TV shows and watching his
nephews race stock cars. He was known for his great hair, his sideburns and his famous vegetable beef
soup. He loved his snacks – especially lemon meringue pie.
He is preceded in death by his parents Rupert and Stella; sisters Blanche Sisco, Mildred Hiles, Cheita
Blang, Dorothy Beckman, Ecco Johnson, Valera (Joyce) Schaeffer, Virginia Enney, Arlene Schreiber; and
brothers Duane, Robert and Kenneth Fitzpatrick. Surely, they are having a huge family reunion in
He is survived by his children, Dawn Borreson (Brian), Craig Fitzpatrick, Tari Wyss (Troy) and Kelli Herbert
(Tom); his grandchildren Jessica Kaye (Eric), Joshua Borreson (Michelle), Meghann Wyss, Zachary Wyss
(Tricia), Stephanie Simonson (Jordan), Ben Fitzpatrick (Marsha), Cody Fitzpatrick (Danielle); and by great-
grandchildren Addison, Brody, Braeden, Chloe, Zachary, Brianna, Madalyn, Isabelle, Nathan, Samantha,
Carter and Harper. Additionally, he is survived by siblings Mary Lou (Mickey) Bloom and Keith Fitzpatrick.
He was the beloved Uncle Gary to many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held August 13 at Buswell Funeral Home 106 S 2 nd Street Black River Falls. Visitation will
be from 1 till 3 p.m., Memorial Service at 3 p.m. and burial to follow at Sullivan Cemetery.
The family would like to give thanks to Country Terrace Assisted Living and to St Croix Hospice for taking
great care of Gary. We’d like to give special thanks to Beth, Kris, Claire, Grace, Lori and Becca of St Croix
for caring for him and their incredible support on the day of Gary’s passing.
The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-284-2231.

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