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John Patrick McGrann

Nov. 5, 1931-March 6, 2011

Former Detroit Lakes resident John Patrick "Pat" McGrann, 79, passed away in Vancouver, Washington on Sunday, March 6, 2011.

John Patrick was born to Preston James and Louise Marie (Krueger) McGrann on November 5, 1931 in Perham. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1949.

Pat proudly served in and received honorable discharges from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of staff sergeant. While serving as a Navy photographer stationed in our nation's capital, he met the woman who would be the love of his life, and on November 27, 1952 he was united in marriage to Iris Cleo Futrell in Washington, D.C.

He spent many years living in Oregon and Washington, where he worked for Hood River County.

Pat is survived by his six children, Kathryn Sheppard; Mary Norris; Carla Smith and her husband, Dennis; Patricia McGrann; Michael McGrann and his wife, Ann; Corinne Nassey and her husband, Ray; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his step-father, George W. Warner, Pat was preceded in death by his dear wife of 57 years, Iris Cleo McGrann, who passed away on April 4, 2010.

Burial with honors for John Patrick McGrann will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, March 25 in Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Ore.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davies Cremation & Burial Services, Vancouver, Wash.