Frederick W. “Fred” McNally, age 84, passed away at his home in Escanaba, MI on July 10, 2017.
He was born December 21, 1932 in Manistique to parents Donald B. and Louise B. McNally. Fred graduated from Manistique High School.
Fred served in the United States Navy in the early 1950’s. His home ship was the USS Briareus of which he was very proud and spoke of it often. He earned the National Defense Service Medal.
Fred worked at the Manistique Paper Mill and Inland Lime and Stone Co., until opening McNally Motors in 1971 and operated a full service auto facility, including new and used car sales. He then relocated to Escanaba in 1979 and continued his career at Riverside Sales until his retirement in 1999.
He enjoyed working on cars and was a NASCAR fan. Fred was a member of the Krusin Klassics.
Fred is survived by his partner of 37 years, Judith Schroeder; his children, Sally P. McNally of Appleton, WI, Donald F. (Molly) McNally of Kaukauna, WI and Winnie A. (Richard) Butryn of Bark River, MI; his sister, P. Sharon Varnum of Manistique, MI; grandchildren, Mandy, Donald, Ryan and Janice; step grandson, Andy Butryn; and six great-grandchildren; nephew Mitchell C. Varnum and Judith’s children, Kent (Kristine) Schroeder of Iron Mountain, MI and Daryl Schroeder of Springboro, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Barbara Varnum Swartzfisher.
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 15th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military rites will conclude visiting hours at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Manistique, MI.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the McNally family.