John Patrick Feehan
Wednesday, June 15, 1927
Date of Death:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
91 years old
John Patrick Feehan
John P. Feehan, 91, of Elgin, MN, finished his journey here on earth on Wednesday, March 27 at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, MN surrounded by his family.
John was born on June 15, 1927 to John and Frances (Tierney) Feehan. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1945. He married Margie Hamilton on Feb 15, 1955. They raised their six children in Rochester. John was employed by Marigold Dairy for 40 years.
Survivors include his special friend and companion, Charlotte Powers; five children, Jean Feehan (Frank Hammes), Matt (Cathy) Feehan of Millington, TN, Kate (Dave) Welp, Rosemary (David Nelson) Feehan of St. Mary’s Point, and Peggy (James) Ball Mesa, AZ; 19 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his former wife, Margie; two sons, John and Thomas; grandson, William Feehan; and great-grandson, Noah Hofbauer.
John enjoyed trapshooting, bird banding, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
He was a proud friend of Bill W. for 35 plus years.
The funeral Mass for John Feehan will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Scepaniak. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass. A lunch will follow the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to go to the Eagles Cancer Telethon, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer Research or a charity of your choice.
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Dear Jeanie- sorry for your loss of your father. So hard. When I saw it I thought of our times together. Some good , some not so good. Peace and love to you my dear friend.
Sincere condolences and hopes for the healing love of family and joyful memories.
A very sad moment indeed for this beautiful family that my family had the pleasure of growing up with. So many memories, so much fun and laughter. Camping, skating, St. Pius, digging through haunted houses, horses and general hooligans. We were quite the kids and our parents were outstanding. What a noble life your father led. God bless all of you!
Sorry to hear about your dad, he will be missed. I wish I could be there for the funeral but I’m in Chicago. My best to you all and know that I’m thinking about all of you and all the memories from the past. Your parents and your brother John meant a great deal to me growing up and we had some great times together. The last time I saw your dad it took him a little while to figure out who I was but he did and our talk was all about the old days. I hope I can see you all sometime, it’s been a long time. ????
I remember your father as such a kind, noble man who loved his family more than anything in the world. Our families were intertwined like weeds on a hill when we were growing up what was then little Rochester. I can't even remember my childhood without thinking of the Feehan's being there. Remember going to fireworks at Silver Lake? Remember St. Pius School? We were likes peas in two big Irish Catholic middle class pods, just trying to find our way in a rapidly changing world. A world that looked so different from what even our parents expected. But we made it, thanks largely to the simple goodness and decency of the people who raised us. I think they thought we needed religion and heavy handed rules to make us good people; but at the end of the day all we really needed was their love. They were enough. I'm not even sure if they knew that. We are all better people for having been collectively raised by the likes of your father. He was a good man and I know he is in a good place. My prayers are with you as you try to adjust to his loss in your lives.
I am so very sorry on the loss of your dad. Sending hugs to all of you. Our deepest sympathies.