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James Michael “Jim” Mc Cann

August 31, 2022 | 4 comments

James Michael Mc Cann, 80, of West Salem, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, August 29, 2022 with  his dog Hooch by his side. He was born on July 9, 1942 in La Crosse to James and Carol (Mc Killip) Mc Cann. He married Nancy Schultz on November 15, 1961 in La Crosse. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1961-1965.
Jim was an avid fisherman, hunter, fantasy football and fantasy NASCAR participant. He also enjoyed many trips with Nancy to Las Vegas and trips over a 35 year period to Canada’s Lake of the Woods.
Jim is survived by two daughters; Barb Langston (Phil) and Colleen Mc Cann (Chris), grandchildren; Becky Kenter (Justin), Mathew Hastings, both step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nancy and son-in-law Roger Rasmussen.
Per Jim’s request there will be no formal funeral services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced jointly by his family and the funeral home.
Coulee Region Cremation Group of Onalaska is assisting Jim’s family in their time of loss.



  1. jeffrey wallace

    So sorry to learn of Jims passing we had the pleasure of talking with him & Nancy on many occasions and having a beer with them our deepest sympathies to your family Jeff & Cathi Wallace

    • Barb

      Thank you! Its is great to hear about their many adventures!
      Dad and mom shared many adventures, and made many friends!

  2. Fred & Donna Goetzman

    We extend our sympathy to the family on Jim’s passing. We got to know Jim & Nancy many years ago when we were in the La Crosse Muskie Club. We enjoyed seeing them & talking to them at club meetings and activities and also when we were in Holcomb fishing. Fred & Donna Goetzman

    • Barb

      Thank you, what a memory of them both and the Musky Club, all of wonderful people!


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