Clinton Philip McGann(1926 - 2014)

McGann, Clinton Philip

Clinton Philip McGann, 87, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born October 19, 1926, in Hancock, MI to Clinton H. and Eleanor P. (Sullivan) McGann. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a gunner's mate and Chief Petty Officer First Class, and during the Korean War, both on the destroyer escort USS Raymond and as a "frogman" in the U.S. Navy's Submarine Service Underwater Demolition Team (later to become the Navy SEALS). After the wars he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Michigan State University in order to pursue a career in criminology.

On June 3, 1961, he married the love of his life, Frances Nonneman, in Oakland County, MI and promptly moved to Alaska, beginning the next chapter of his life. While in Alaska, they welcomed their daughter, Maureen, into their lives. Several years later, Clinton moved his young family to Terre Haute, IN to continue his education at Indiana State University, becoming the first to graduate from that institution with a Master of Arts in Criminology/Criminal Justice. Later, in 1969, he was invited to establish the Police Science program at NWTC (later to become the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement program), becoming its first Coordinator/Dean. Clinton retired in 1989 from NWTC.

He is survived by a daughter, Maureen McGann-Ludwin, and her husband, Mitchell Ludwin, Palm City, FL; three grandchildren, Kaitlin, Atlanta, GA, Clinton, Palm City, FL, and Helena, Palm City, FL; a sister, Bonnie Natzman, and her husband, Norbert, White Lake, MI; his cousin, Clara Sullivan Donia; numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances; his sister, Margaret "Peggy" Beahan; infant twin brothers and two infant sisters.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20. A Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) Saturday, June 21 in Forest Hills Cemetery in Houghton, MI with full Military Honors. To send online condolences, please go to

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Blaney Funeral Home - Green Bay
1521 Shawano Ave.  Green Bay, WI 54303

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on June 15, 2014