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Jerry McCann

May 1, 1934 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Jerry McCann Obituary

Jerry McCann died on January 3rd at the age of 89, surrounded by his family. 

Jerry grew up on a farm in Maple Grove, the 2nd of 7 children born to Gladys and Clem McCann. After graduating from Osseo High School in 1952, Jerry attended college in Boise Idaho and at St. Thomas University. He met Carol Mitchell, at Lake Sarah Dance Hall. They married in 1955 and have 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, so far. 

Jerry always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He worked many jobs, sometimes 3 at once. He thought there had to be a better way to make a living than farming. In 1964 Jerry and Carol developed the farm into what is now Daytona Golf Club. Eventually adding tennis, racquetball, pickleball and they have operated the business throughout his life. He has said that family and hard work have been the keys to his success. Though work was important to Jerry he also had fun and was quick to laugh. He enjoyed golf, pickleball, cards and traveling around the world with his beautiful wife Carol. Through their travels Jerry was able to golf in all 50 states. 

Jerry will be missed by many employees and patrons of Daytona, by friends in Dayton, Otsego, Blue Lake, and The Villages in Florida, and most of all by his family. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carol; children, Tom (Diane) McCann, Bruce (Cheri) McCann, Meg (Chris) Hasbrouck, David McCann (Ann), Mary Jane (John) Michaelis; grandchildren, David McCann, Danielle Hasbrouck (Chris), Rich (Mallory) McCann, Steven (Rose) McCann, Ryan (Allie) Michaelis, Grant (Katie) Leitbrouck, Niki (Sarah) Liebl, Kelsey (Andy) Kratoska, Sidney McCann, CJ McCann; great-grandchildren, Auroura, Olyviah, Rylie, Violet, Blake, Easton, Wyatt, Oliver, Lydia, Teagan, Colin, Rory, Emmy; siblings, Jim (Karen) McCann, Vince McCann, Rita Lefebvre, Jan (Tom) Grinnell, Bill (Pat) McCann, Pat (Doug) Lewis; and many nieces and nephews. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:00 AM, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, followed by luncheon. Burial at St. Vincent Cemetery in Osseo. Services will be livestreamed: Sharing of memories will continue at Daytona Golf Club from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to donor's choice in Jerry's name.

Serving the family is Dare's Funeral Home of Elk River, MN. 763-441-1212.

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January 13, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Church of Saint Andrew
566 - 4th Street Northwest
Elk River, MN 55330

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Church of Saint Andrew
566 - 4th Street Northwest
Elk River, MN 55330

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 13, 2024

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Daytona Golf Course
14730 Lawndale Lane North
Dayton, MN 55327


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