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Kevin Shawn McCann died Wednesday November 2, 2016 at the Otsego Memorial Hospital  in Gaylord MI.

Kevin was born in Flint MI in 1956 but was a resident of Gaylord for most of his life.  He was a dutiful public servant spending 25 years in the MIchigan State Police. More importantly, he was a dedicated family man, faithfully serving as dependable handyman to his children, obedient servant to an unending “honey-do” list, unwavering purveyor of inappropriate dad jokes, staunch defender of our woodlands from menacing whitetail deer, and steadfast keeper of the family’s sacred beasts; Ozzy and Dominick his loving Shetland Sheepdogs.

He is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Mary McCann of Gaylord.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda McCann; his son, Shawn McCann; his daughters, Kelly Bulloch (Matt) and Shannon McCann (Todd Horvath); his sisters, Kathy Dunn, Mary Fancher, and twin Karen Wilczek (Vince); his grandchildren, Edith, Reagan, and Charlie as well as many other close friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 1 PM from the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, MI.

Visitation will take place on Saturday at the funeral home beginning at 11 AM until the time of service.

Kevin had an enormous place in his heart for animals, especially dogs. Contributions in Kevin’s memory can be made to the Donald Reece Animal Shelter in Gaylord Michigan through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.



Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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From: Rob DeForge

I was sorry to hear of Kevin passing. He will always be know as 'Sparky' to me for coaching/playing our softball teams at the Fireside :)

From: Linda Reinsch
Grand Haven, Mi

Linda, I am so very saddened to hear about Kevin. You are in my prayers. I loved the time I have been able to share with both of you. That will always be a special time in my heart.

From: Pat Lynch-Goebel

Linda, Shawn, Kelly, and Shannon. My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. He was a good man. May God bless you all and ease your pain.

From: Tom Ranta
Marquette, Mi

I had the honor to work with Kevin, who was dedicated and a joy to be with. I will miss our phone calls after retirement. I know the love he had for his family and the great loss he will be. My thought and prayers are with Linda and the entire family. With sympathy, Tom

From: bruce wolfrom
spruce, Michigan

Linda, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family though these trying times. Sorry I won't be able to come to the service but our thoughts will be with you.

From: Mike Anthony
Gaylord, MI

I am greatly saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. Over the years, we had many enjoyable conversations. When talking with Kevin, it was always most evident how committed he was to his family and how firmly he held onto his beliefs. My condolences for such a loss to a strong and vibrant family.

From: Cathy Zima
Kalkaska , Mi

Kevin was always sharing a smile and a story, he will be greatly missed by all those who have had the privilege of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

From: Brenda Ahrens

I never met Kevin but his sister Karen is a dear friend of mine. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. God Bless you all.

From: Cassie Hickens
Gaylord, mi

I worked with Kevin for a few years; great guy! Always willing to help out his fellow colleagues. He will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family -

From: Autum Rhoades

I am so very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I truly enjoyed working with him. Loved hearing about his waterfall adventures in the UP, his family, his trips to Florida, and of course his well loved pups. He will be missed. I am praying for his family and friends during this most difficult time. May you all have comfort, strength, and peace.

From: Bonny Downing
Fuquay Varina, NC

Dear Karen and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My condolences.

From: Jennifer Guggisberg
Kalkaska, Michigan

So saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for a few years. He was always such a wealth of knowledge, a great story teller and he made it very clear how much he loved his family. He talked about his dogs quite often and of course he always loved to share his humor. Kevin was one of those people that you could always rely on a smile from. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. May you Rest In Peace.

From: Bill Schwartz

Kevin was a great guy always had a smile on his face we have workd together for awhile he will be missed

From: Doug Milliman

Kevin was a college room mate, we lost touch a few years back. I am saddened by his passing and will be thinking of family. I know he was very dedicated to his kids.