Malcolm Ferguson Jr. was born and raised in Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Malcolm Sr. and Maryanna Ferguson, among his full house of nine brothers and sisters. He moved to Wyoming in his young adult years, working nearly 30 years for Casper Equipment Rental in the oilfield, where he met close friends who would soon become family. He lived out a wild, crazy ride during those years.
He was a great storyteller, as he expressed his fondest memories. He met the love of his life, Rachel Melissa, in 1994, soon having his daughter, who changed his life. He took in three other children and worked hard for his family that he loved dearly. He was active at the Calvary Chapel in Evanston and baptized Nov. 8, 2015.
He talked proudly of his Scottish heritage, enjoying polka music and rejoicing in his large family back home. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved watching football, racing and golf. You could find him in the morning drinking coffee, watching the news and later, playing with his grandchildren. Christmas mornings were his favorite and gathering with friends and family. He is missed dearly by those and will remain in our hearts forever.
Malcolm is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rachel Melissa; children, Mary (Austin) Porter, Trisha Hamrick, Jake Rosser and Jeremy (Kim Call) Rosser; grandchildren, Avery, Ethan, Anne and Emily Hamrick; Austin, Franklin and Talena Rosser; brothers and sisters, Jim (Rosie) Ferguson, Doug (Judy) Ferguson, Brad (Dorothy) Ferguson, Nancy (Mike) Felton, William (Kathy) Ferguson, Eric (Diane) Ferguson, Margaret Lowery and Tommy (Lisa) Ferguson; close nephew, Charlie Ferguson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend, Charlie (Rena) Gailfus; godson, Derrick Bisgaard; and adopted family, Nixie Kennedy and Tina Davis.
Malcolm is preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm Sr. and Maryanna Ferguson; his brother, Alex Ferguson; and many close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Calvary Chapel in Evanston, with a celebration of life potluck at For Pete’s Sake coffee shop to follow.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family asks to please keep him in your thoughts. The family invites you to assemble for a potluck meal.
The family wishes to send special thanks to the Calvary Chapel, Cowboy Cares and all the friends and family who have been so supportive during this hard time.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.