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Florence McCann

October 12, 2020

Visitation - Friday

October 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

Rosary - Friday

October 16, 2020
- 9:30 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Friday

October 16, 2020
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center

The services will be live streamed at the bottom of this page starting at 9:15 AM

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Florence McCann

October 12, 2020

Obituary

The livestream will start at 9:15 AM below:

Florence McCann, 92, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Riverview Place in Fargo.

December 31, 1927, a baby girl was born to Flora and Wolford Cote. She was the fifth child born at this farm north of Willow City, North Dakota. A new sister to Ralph, November 30, 1921 (6 years), Luella, May 8, 1923 (4 years), Marian, August 8, 1924 (2 years), Clarence, September 12, 1926 (1 year). She was named Florence Marie. Followed in birth by Jerald, March 28, 1930, Emede, June 16, 1933, RoseAnn, February 21,1935 and Yvonne, July 19, 1940
Florence attended Notre Dame Academy Catholic Academy in Willow City from September 1932 and graduated May 1946. After her graduation the Cote family moved from the Cote farm north of Willow City to their new home in Willow City. Florence spent most of her time assisting in that move.

Florence married Dan McCann on October 4, 1948 and moved to the McCann farm in Lordsburg Township near Overly, North Dakota.
Florence gave birth to her first child, Robert, December 1949, Robert died shortly after his birth. Michael was born in January 1951. Dan and Florence moved to Minot, North Dakota in the fall of 1951. Living in Minot, North Dakota, Florence, a wife and mother gave birth to 4 more children, Daniel, June 1952; Kathryn, July 1953; Patrick, September 1954 and James, January 1956. In 1959 Dan and Florence bought their first home at 1827 South Main, moving this young family into a 3-bedroom one-bath house. After all five children were in school Florence started to work at Red Owl demonstrating food samples. In 1965 Dan became the manager of the Knights of Columbus’ new club and Florence started to work in the kitchen and as hostess. In 1972 Dan began to manage the Oak Park liquor store. Florence again followed and worked the counter at the liquor store. Adding to her duties Dan started managing the Hacienda nightclub and Florence followed again. Believing they were retiring in the spring of 1980 Dan and Florence moved to Concord, California. Dan and Florence moved back to Minot in the spring of 1983. Trying to settle they bought Pat’s Motel and Campground in the spring of 1984. Florence began to run the hotel and Dan the campground. In 1992 Dan became ill and they moved to a senior complex. Dan died September 1, 1993. Florence remained there until 2008, then moving to Fargo/Moorhead.

Florence’s Children:
Robert, December 1949, he passed away after 40 minutes. Michael (Sue), Daniel (Phyllis), Kathryn Lembcke (John), Patrick (Marie) & James (Paulette).
Grand-Children: (12) Matthew (Monica), Mark (Sarah), Zenta Ahrens (Jim), Tim (Mandi), Tricia Gallaty (Ted), Allison, Jennifer, Jarrod (Charlotte); Justin (Steph), Jesse (Carrie), Shanna & Jimena.
Step-Grand Children: (2) Shannon Jacobson (Jason) & Jamie Lund.
Great Grand-Children (20) Lanie, Easton, Timmy, Sammy, Teddy, Benny, Samantha, Alexa, Abby, Melody, Kadence, Francisco, Dylan, Hailey, Millicent, Novia, Lucy, Isabella, Isaiah, Isadora.
Step-Great Grand Children (2) Jaxon, Jace

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5 responses to “Florence McCann”

  1. Louise Dignan says:

    May she rest in peace

  2. Anne and Allan Pritchard says:

    Will miss my loving Aunt

  3. Ben + Chelsea Mullenberg says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  4. Diane Anderson says:

    I remember Aunt Florence always smiling with a helpful heart and hands. She was a special lady

  5. Jarrod McCann says:

    I will always remember her warm smile, her laugh and the array of cookies she would prepare for us when we came to visit.

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