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Malcolm (Mac) M. Fell, 101, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died Jan. 24 in Las Cruces.
Mac was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to Sidney and Emma (Hall) Fell. He received his bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1941 and worked for the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company for 45 years. In 1944, he married Dorothy Mae Luecker of Manitowoc and they raised three sons, Andrew, William and Gregory.
Mac had a passion for photography and watercolor painting. He was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Las Cruces. Mac was also involved with the Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity in Las Cruces since 1989, serving on the board of directors since 1990 and serving two one-year terms as president of the board. He spent his summers in Eagle River, Wisconsin, at a cabin on the Chain of Lakes. Mac had been active in St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Manitowoc, serving as chairman of the finance committee for 30 years, before moving to Las Cruces in 1987.
Mac was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, his father, Sidney, his mother, Emma, his sister, Marjorie, and his brother, David. He is survived by his sons Andrew (Lynne), William (Meryl), and Gregory (Joan), six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mac also is survived by his special friend and loving companion, Dona Horton.
A memorial service will be held at a future date in Las Cruces. Donations in Mac’s name may be made to either St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Avenue, Las Cruces, N.M., 88005 or Habitat for Humanity, 720 N. Santa Fe, Las Cruces, N.M., 88001.