William J. McCann age 47, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso following a courageous battle with A.L.S. Bill was born on May 3, 1972 in Farmington Hills, MI the son of James R. and Judith N. (Davis) McCann. He was a 1990 graduate of Howell High School and received his BA degree at the University of Detroit Mercy. On September 30, 1995 he married Juanita Anne Palmer in Fowlerville, MI. He worked as a salesman for Enterprise Rent-A-Car and more recently at Pauli Ford in St. Johns.
Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Catholic Church, was a catcher for the University of Detroit Mercy for 4 years, and was active with the Little League Baseball in St. Johns. He is survived by his wife Juanita, mother Judith McCann of South Lyon, children Alexandra McCann, Riley McCann, Luke McCann, Scott McCann, Annaliza McCann and Brenda McCann all of St. Johns. Siblings, Michael (Karen) McCann, Mitchell (Sally) McCann, Penny (Blaine) Yoder, Susie (Jim) Brumfield, Jill (Steve) Nunez, Bonnie (Jeff) Zabel, and Peggy (Ryan) Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his father, James in 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on March 13, 2020 at 11:30 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Francis George as celebrant and Fr. Michael Williams and Rev. Fr. William Rutkowski as con celebrants. Burial will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, March 12, 2020, 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8:30 p.m. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 A.M. at the church. Memorials may be given to the Susan Mast ALS Foundation, 2500 Waldorf Ct. NW, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49844.
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