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Tuesday April 15th, 2014
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Gordon "Gordie"  McCann

CELEBRANT
Fr. Joe Forcelle
MUSIC
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
Soloist ~ Tim Dingman
“I Can Only Imagine”
Special Music ~ Tom Parliman
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“In the Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Drew Duncan   
Holly McCann
Julianne Wipf   
Sam Kelley
Jeni Holtquist   
Ron Kreber
Rick Kreber
Leilani Stewart
ACTIVE CASKETBEARERS
Jim McCann   
Joe McCann
Tricia Amen   
Melissa Reynolds
Audra Fullerton   
Grant McCann
Gordon “Gordie” Charles McCann was born on Sunday, November 15, 1925 to Roy and Tillie (Dahlhoff) McCann on the family farm where he lived his entire life in rural Tyndall, South Dakota. He attended country school and graduated Tyndall High School in 1943. After graduation, Gordie enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII Pacific Theater as a Storekeeper 2nd Class Petty Officer. Following the war, he returned home and took care of the family farm. On September 24, 1945, Gordie was united in marriage to Lenora “Lornie” Lang and four children were born to this union.
Gordie was very proud of his military service and was a lifelong member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and served two terms as Grand Knight. Gordie enjoyed bowling, playing cards, traveling, and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins.
  
Gordie died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall having attained the age of 88 years, 4 months, and 29 days.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lornie McCann of Tyndall; son, Greg (Diana) McCann of Tabor; daughters: Marie (Dennis) Duncan of Parker, Jan (Bruce) Holtquist of Waterford, Michigan, and Kris (Clark) Kelley of Sioux Falls; grandchildren: Grant and Holly McCann, Tricia Amen, Drew Duncan, Leilani Stewart, Melissa Reynolds, Jeni Holtquist, Audra Fullerton, Julianne Wipf, and Sam Kelley; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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Guestbook

Kris, Clark & Family; God has taken another loved one from the Greatest Generation. I know that you have many fond memories that will live on in each of you. Sorry, that we could not attend the celebration of your Dad 's life. You have all been in our thoughts & prayers. Mike & Susan Taplett

Mike Taplett Apr 24 2014 7:48 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

Connie & Rodney Van Gerpen Apr 21 2014 8:17 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. He will be with you forever in your hearts.

Sandi Johansen Apr 18 2014 7:38 AM

Kris and the entire McCann family, Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May the good memories comfort you during this time of sorrow. Your dad will be missed by many! Julie and Mike Heyl

Julie and Mike Heyl Apr 16 2014 1:29 PM

We are sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Kris and all her family. You are in our prayers!

Michelle and Brad Gibson Family Apr 15 2014 11:31 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a nice man. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Dave and Kay Dieren and family

Dave and Kay Dieren Apr 15 2014 9:27 AM

Dear Lornie & kids, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of Gordie. I saw him in January while helping Eve with her recovery. I also have fond memories of some fun parties out at the farm when we were much much younger and Marie had a very cool 1954 Chevy. May God comfort you at this sad time. Jack Soukup

Jacques W. Soukup & Edward L Winters Apr 15 2014 8:02 AM

Marie, Kris and the rest of the McCann family: Prayers and thoughts for you all. Surely your father is resting well today. Tanya

Tanya Harris Apr 13 2014 10:11 PM