Tricounty News

Judy McCann, 76

Judy R. McCann died at her Eden Valley home Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. She was 76.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Church of Our Lady in Manannah with Msgr. Francis Garvey and Rev. Virgil Braun officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Judy was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Eden Valley to Leander and Lucy (Westrup) Ruhland. She married Eugene McCann Aug. 24, 1954, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley; he preceded her in death April 4, 1991. She grew up in Eden Valley, lived in Northeast Minneapolis from 1955-71, Manannah from 1972-93, and in Eden Valley since 1993.

Judy was a member of the Church of Our Lady in Manannah where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and Quilting Circle. She was involved in TEC and Jail ministry. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, hunting, snowmobiling, fishing off the dock, and spending time with family.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene, daughter Jackie McCann, son-in-law Bruce Loader, daughter-in-law Tammy McCann, and grandsons Cole and Justin.

She is survived by her children Jean Loader of Bloomington, Mike (and Jennifer) McCann of Melrose, Tom (and Deb) McCann of Manannah, Mary Jo (and Mark) Dhein of St. Cloud, Pat McCann (and Michelle Blauvelt) of O'Fallon, Mo., Theresa McCann (and Brad Olsen) of Pelican Rapids, Monica (and Ed) Sim of Albany, Ore., John (and Sharon) McCann of Manannah, and Kelly (and Lisa) McCann of Yorba Linda, Calif.; brothers and sisters Tom (and Mary) Ruhland of Eden Valley, Mary Lee Ruhland of Eden Valley, George (and Mary) Ruhland of Eden Valley, Kay Olson of Fridley, Lue (and Orville) Cremers of Watkins, Jeanette (and Tom) Erickson of Hawley, and Irene (and Ross) Rossmeisl of Yakima, Wash.; in-laws Rosie Becker of Eden Valley, Barb Ruhland of Watkins, Betty (and Leo) Asfeld of Sauk Centre, Rosie Weldon of Osakis, and Richard McCann of Eden Valley; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to Coborn Cancer Center, 1900 CentraCare Circle, Suite 1600, St. Cloud MN 56303. Arrangements were by Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home of Eden Valley.