McCann, Patrick Robert
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Patrick Robert McCann, 55, of Bullhead City, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2013. Pat was a former resident of Wautoma and Menasha, Wisconsin. He was born December 5, 1957, to Colleen and Robert McCann. He graduated from Menasha High School in 1976. Pat was the consummate Irishman, adorned with red hair and a well-developed sense of humor (blarney). He was a simple person of simple needs. You could find him in a library or around a campfire, listening on his Sirius radio to the Brewer, Badger, or Packer Games. He recently worked at various casinos in Laughlin, Nevada, where he was trained for a time to operate the craps table.
He is survived by his son, Jordan McCann (special friend, Stacy), Garberville, California; and his daughters, Danielle (Eric) Huser, Oshkosh, WI; and Tara McCann, LaCrosse, WI. He is further survived by his grandson, Zaden Huser; his sister, Karen Dermond, Elm Grove, WI; his brothers, Kevin (Maribeth) McCann, Neenah, WI; and his youngest brother, best man and best friend, K. Michael McCann, Dallas, TX. He shared his gift of laughter with his nieces and nephews, Brianna, Alex and Nichole Dermond, along with Michael and Erin McCann. Thanks to Renee McCann for raising three beautiful children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Colleen McCann, and a brother Michael.
Patrick's perception of life and his endless ability to make people smile will be sorely missed by those that knew him.
There will be a celebration of Patrick's life on Saturday, March 16, at Rick's Reunion Station, 539 Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI, commencing at 1 p.m. When you arrive bring along a story to share and an old photograph of Pat if you have one.
The family would like to thank Julia Primc for the kindness she provided to Pat and for directing us through the maze of Bullhead City. Also, Linda at the Tropicana Hotel in Laughlin, Nevada. Appreciate the rooms during the stay.
On the death certificate listing Pat's profession, his son Jordan entered philosopher. At the moment it created a bit of a chuckle in the room. The title nonetheless, was appropriate, inside everyone of us, is the ability to laugh, and Patrick's philosophy in life was to bring that laughter to the surface.
Amongst his family he was a kind and loving person and shall be missed as a father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Mar. 10, 2013