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Wendell David McFadden

1939 - 2021




Wendell David McFadden, 81, of Smithville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Akron City Hospital after a brief illness.

Wendell was born Aug. 27, 1939 in Wooster to the late David R. and Marie (Hooley) McFadden and was a 1957 graduate of Norwayne High School.  On Jan. 15, 1961 he married the former Patricia “Patty” King and they recently celebrated 60 years together.  Wendell was a retired bricklayer having worked for C.A. King and Bogner Construction and was member of Bricklayers Local 7.  A faithful member of East Chippewa Church of the Brethren for 70 years, he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Youth Advisor at the church.  Wendell loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, and he enjoyed playing board games and building campfires.  He will be remembered for having a big heart and a smile that lit up the room and for always being ready to help others in need.

Surviving is his wife, Patty; daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina and Seng Sisouphanh of Rittman and Sharon and Jimmy O’Bryan of Bartow, FL; grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Jessica Sisouphanh, Tyler Sisouphanh, Meghan and her husband Phillip Schoch, Lauren O’Bryan, Justin Sisouphanh and Morgan O’Bryan; great-grandchildren, Lila Mai and Kaiden; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jerry Lowe of Creston and a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Vickie McFadden of North Carolina.

His parents preceded him in death.

Services will be Friday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at East Chippewa Church of the Brethren with Pastor Brad Kelley officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to services at the Church on Friday.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to East Chippewa Church of the Brethren, 7207 Chippewa Rd., Orrville, OH 44667.

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Bob and Bev Kirkkpatrick

April 24, 2021 5:08 PM

Patty and families,  Bob and I are sending you love , prayers and condolences for the tremendous loss of Wendelll. We will miss him so much and his vivacious ,addictive smile that staid with us as we left church.  Such a wonderful friend to both of us and many others.  Love to all.

Wooster Women's Golf Association

April 22, 2021 9:29 AM

Dearest Patti,
We pray the love of God surrounds you during your journey through grief.

Wooster Women's Golf Association

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Gordon Zook

April 22, 2021 7:50 AM

Dear Patty

I check the obituaries in the Daily Record daily, and am so sorry to have found Wendell on the list.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  It was good seeing both of you at our last class reunion.

Gordon Zook

Liz & Lenny Gerber

April 21, 2021 8:51 PM

Patty, Katrina & family,  We are so sorry for the passing of Wendell.  We have so many good memories of him and your family.  May God be with you in your sorrow.  Sending lots of love & prayers

Jim Kelley

April 21, 2021 6:41 PM

I was deeply saddened when I learned of Wendell’s passing.  My first thought was how lucky I was to have worked with Wendell on first job as a bricklayer.  Wendell was a good, hard working and teaching bricklayer.  Even if his teachings were only by example they were lessons worth learning.  Some of his teachings included how to lay brick, tricks-of-the-trade and how to treat people.  With a twinkle in his eye when he smiled, Wendell made working fun with his colorful vernacular and infectious laugh.
Wendell will be missed by many as he wore many hats…Husband, father, friend and gentleman bricklayer.

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