Michael Francis McNally
April 21, 1970 - April 2, 2017

Michael Francis McNally

Michael Francis McNally
Apr 21, 1970 - Apr 2, 2017

Michael Francis McNally

Celebration of Life Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Captain Michael Francis McNally, son of Charles and Lorraine (Graham) McNally was born April 21, 1970 at Chilton, WI. He moved to Emmetsburg at the tender age of five, and he attended Emmetsburg Community Schools graduating with the class of 1988.

In the summer of 1988, he was nominated to the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York by Senator Tom Harkin. During his senior, year at the academy, he served aboard a carrier transporting jet fuel at the beginning of the war in Iraq. Along with several life-long friends, he was a 1992 graduate of King's Point.

He later acquired his Captain's license and took great pride in his work. Early in his career he worked in Elgin, IL and later, Evansville, IN where he met and married Deena Montgomery. He was most recently employed by the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

Capt. Mick is survived by a son, Cayden and two daughters: Molly and Ariana of Henderson KY; others left to cherish his memory are his parents: Charlie and Lorrie McNally of Emmetsburg; his brother, Chuck and his wife, Chelsea of Waverly; his niece, Alexis and nephews: Patrick, Joseph and Tyler; and a large clan of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Mike cherished his time and memories with his children. He loved the word "DAD". His artistic talents were put to good use when his design was chosen for their class ring at the Merchant Marine Academy.

In keeping with Mike's loving and generous spirit, it was his decision to donate life so that others may live.


Sharon Hollingsworth on Apr 9, 2017

Charlie,Lorrie,Chuck and family: I am so sorry for your loss. A great young man taken too soon. Sending my thoughts and prayers. I hope your happy memories will help ease your sorrow.

Mike McGovern on Apr 6, 2017

Mike was my classmate and friend at Kings Point. He was one of the funniest guys in the class of '92, and was always generous with care packages from Emmetsburg! Mike was loyal and sincere and gave me the gift of great stories I'll remember the rest of my life. It's an honor to have known him.

Kathy Young on Apr 6, 2017

Charlie, Lorrie & Chuck and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. May it comfort you to know that he is at this very moment dancing with the angels at the throne of God. Sending light, love and blessings.

Angie Sullivan on Apr 6, 2017

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mick at Aztar, He was my boss. Great human being. I don't understand why he was taken so soon. I know he was a great DAD and loved his kids dearly!! He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. R.I.P Capt. Mick!!

Sue Mueggenberg Armour on Apr 6, 2017

Charlie, Lorrie, Chuck and family; I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mike (Herb). Your family is in my my thoughts and prayers.

Kyle Brownell on Apr 6, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I was at Kings Point with Mike.

Jean Noonan Poland on Apr 5, 2017

Lorrie & Charlie,
May you find solace in happy memories. Thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.

Alice & Joe Robertson on Apr 5, 2017

CandleTo our dearest friends, Charlie and Lorrie, please know our hearts are filled with so much love for you at the Loss of Michael. Please hold onto your beautiful memories,of such a wonderful life he lived. With deepest sympathy, Alice & Joe

Ty Green on Apr 4, 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Captain Mike in 2005 at Aztar. He was a great man to work for. Always had a smile on his face or kind words to give to anyone. I am so sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed.

Joyce Funeral Home on Apr 4, 2017


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Joyce Funeral Home
2302 23rd Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Holy Family Catholic Church
2001 Broadway Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
10:30 AM

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