Harold Dean "Mac" McCammon, 82, passed away on Friday June 8, 2018 at his home in Mankato, Kansas after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born east of Mankato on August 18, 1935 to Marvin David and Opal (Frye) McCammon.
Mac was raised in Mankato where he graduated from high school in 1954. He entered the National Guard Reserve in his junior year of high school. Mac went into active duty in the US Navy in 1956. Mac was based in San Diego, California and served on the USS Brown. He returned to Mankato and lived his entire life there. He worked numerous jobs around Mankato and was employed by Dubuque Packing Company. He purchased and operated "Mac's Kwik Shop" until 2008.
Mac was a lifetime member of the local VFW and he served as the commander for twelve years. Additionally, Mac was selected to the Kansas all-state commander team in 1996/97. He loved his community and was elected to the city commission and served 12 years. He was proud he played a part in bringing the new Mankato Community Center and Library to town. Mac was very proud of these accomplishments.
On February 26, 1936 Mac was united in marriage to Emilie Jo Boyer at Ionia, Kansas. The couple recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary. To this union 3 children were born, David Charles; Tammy Lynn and Michael Dean. Mac loved camping, fishing, KU basketball, Kansas State Fair and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to tell stories and maintained his great sense of humor to the end. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren and attending their school and sporting events.
Mac is survived by his wife Jo of Mankato, Kansas; daughter Tammy Lynn Davis and husband Blaine of Garden City, Kansas; "borrowed" daughter Lori Zadina and husband Jim of Mankato, Kansas; sister-in-law June Callaway of Larned, Kansas; 5 grandchildren: Jasson Wagner and wife Emily of Wamego, Kansas; Bree Greer and husband Jake of Wichita, Kansas; Micah Hudson and husband Nate of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Allie Snyder of Wichita, Kansas; Tiffany McGonigle and husband Tim of Centennial, Colorado; 8 great grandchildren: Logan and Landry Wagner; Kinley Jo Hudson; Paxton and Parker Greer; Harlow Mae Snyder; Jack and Liam McGonigle. He is also survived by his "sidekicks" and fishing buddies: Larry Groves and Kenny Chandler of Mankato, Kansas; his precious dog, Lilly; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry and wife Betty McCammon; brother-in-law Ron Callaway and his beloved sons, Dave and Mike McCammon
Memorial services were Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., June 13, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Mankato with Rev. Rod Rose officiating. Interment with military honors was at the Mount. Hope Cemetery, Mankato, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Solomon Valley Hospice, Mankato VFW, Harmony United Methodist Church.
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