Dennis-McCracken-Obituary

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Dennis J. McCracken

Feb 27, 1942 - Feb 23, 2021 (Age 78)

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Dear Susan & family,
What a wonderful service of farewell for Denny! Wish we could have been there in person. We have so many fond memories of Denny & times we all were able to be together over the years. First as neighbors while our kids were growing up, and getting acquainted with other neighbors over Bridge. When your family moved Out to the wilderness we were happy to join you all whenever we could. We were delighted to be invited to visit in Jackson & take in...

I have known Dennis since 1985 when he hired me as an accountant at Monsanto Company. I think I had the longest tenure in his financial group that spanned 15 years under his leadership. Even after I left his group, we stayed in touch. I remember when I told him my husband and I were building a house in a new neighborhood that backed up to his house, he was not shy in telling me he went to city hall and fought our builder. I also remember visiting the building site one weekend and...

To all the McCracken family- thank you for sharing Dennis with we volunteers at the JHWF Fence program. Dennis could be out hiking or playing on many summer Saturday's in the Yellowstone ecosystem, but instead Dennis faithfully showed up for so many fence projects over the years and I am so very grateful to have been able to have Dennis at my side so many times in the field. Dennis would always find the perfect witty words to describe a situation and make us smile and laugh. Dennis has...

Dennis has been a friend for many years and we saw him often at Mass at Ascension. We’ll miss our interactions. Know this is a hard loss for his family—-but he was a man of God and surely goes to meet him well fortified.

A great neighbor for well over 30 years. Denny and his family are always there with a smile and help for anything. The view from across the street was of a full life well lived, a strong family, exactly who you hope would live close to you. We will miss Denny .

I worked closely with Dennis for about twenty years at Monsanto. He was the IT manager for their Electronics Division, a post that I inherited from Denny when he moved on to his next assignment. He was instrumental in teaching me how to succeed in that position and I will always be grateful for his friendship. I fondly remember our trip to Palo Alto where he shared not only his knowledge of the business but also helped me navigate the area to some great restaurants. (Although he was less fond...

While I have not seen Dennis for a number of years I always enjoyed his company on the Jackson Wildlife Foundation fence projects. He was a hard worker, always cheerful and dedicated to the mission of protecting wildlife.

I am so sorry Susan. Denny was so wonderful. Laura and I so looked forward to visiting with you and Denny during our summer visits in Jackson. Daily Mass together with Denny and friends was the highlight of every summer trip to Jackson. We will miss him desperately. Laura and I send our love and prayers to you and your family.

Moira and family: We are all so sorry for this loss to your family. We know how important Dennis was to you all, and are sending our very best thoughts, prayers, and love your way.

**WE made a donation in Mr. McCracken's name to the fund suggested :-)

- Wendy, Angie, Kareem, Victoria, Erin, and Jeff

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Dennis's Obituary

McCracken, Dennis J., baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Beloved husband of Susan McCracken (nee Fischer). Loving father of Michael (Tricia) McCracken, Denise McCracken, Kyle McCracken, Kevin (Moira) McCracken, Connor McCracken and Cathleen...

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