Thursday, October 23, 2003

Obituary: David W. McCann

MADISON - David W. McCann, age 69, died peacefully at St. Marys Hospital, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, following a brief illness. David was born in Madison, on Aug. 5, 1934., He graduated from Madison Central High School, where he excelled as an athlete. David wed Jeanne A. Hamacher and together they enjoyed nearly 46 years of marriage., He was first employed by the city of Madison, department of traffic engineering. David then proudly served as a sergeant with the Dane County Sheriff's Department, where he also held a position within every division over a period of 22 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association and the Madison Elks Club, where he greeted guests with a friendly smile on many Friday evenings., David's family was truly his whole life. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him "Bubba." David was an avid Badgers and Packers fan and enjoyed travel, golf and card playing., He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; a son, Shane (Kim) McCann of Madison; a daughter, Theresa (Richard) McCann-Page of Madison; his grandchildren, Shannon, Heather and Lucas McCann, Justine, Kyleigh and Maycie Page, all of Madison; a brother, Richard (Anne) McCann of McFarland; two sisters, Joyce (Michael) Kensinger of California and Nancy Cornwall of Cottage Grove; two brothers-in-law, Aylward P. Hamacher of Cooksville and Richard Hamacher of Evansville; a sister-in-law, Nena (Richard) Meyers of Troy, Mich.; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces; and very special friends, Sam Stassi, Mike Schiro and Raleigh Oslebel. David was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Miller; a brother, Daniel Miller; father-in-law, Peter A. Hamacher; and mother-in-law, Frances "Dutch" Hamacher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main St., Madison, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, with Father William Seipp presiding., Zor Shrine bagpipes and drums will be played by Uncle Virgil Houff and friends. Private burial will be held at a later date., Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr. from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003., "When I die if you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all my, prejudice against my fellow man., If you do this, and remember me with a kind deed, I will live forever.", Sgt. McCann Gunderson East Funeral Home (608)221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 23, 2003

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