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John James Maher

Elk River, Minnesota

Jun 4, 1940 – Dec 20, 2016


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Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services Obituary

Age 76, of Big Lake, Minnesota. Passed away on December 20, 2016.

Preceded by his longtime friend, Fran Embertson.

Survived by his children, Janet (Casey) Hinkle, Jerry, John, Jodene, Greg, and Lora (Jeremy) Loch; grandchildren, Chrissy (Nate), Justin, Tony (Anna), Kelly, Mark, Kayla, Kaitlin, Lucas, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Haley, Gavin, Laci, Alois, Tanner, and Mason; brother, Billy (Jackie); sisters, Dode, Dorothy, and Dolores; best friends, Damian and Ted; his dog, Bella; other family and friends.

Funeral service at 11:30AM Friday, December 23, 2016 at Dare's Funeral Home, 805 Main Street NW, Elk River, with visitation 1 hour prior to service.

Memorials in John's name may be made to The Animal Humane Society, 845 Meadow Lane North, Golden Valley, MN 55422.

The family encourages any flowers be ordered from Coborn's in Big Lake, where John enjoyed shopping.

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John was one of the greatest guys I have met ,, as a bartender @Lees. Or at NSP. even in Vegas. Always laughing thanks for all the great times. RIP John!!!!

love you

I am with you daddy

Dear Janet and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss . We love you. Sending loving thoughts and prayers.
Love, Moira and Bruce.