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David John McFeggan
April 15, 1929 ~ December 20, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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David John McFeggan Jr. (also known as Jack) age 93, of Canadian Lakes, Michigan passed away peacefully on December 20, 2022, in his home, surrounded by his family, at Canadian Lakes. David was born on April 15, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by - Douglas McFeggan (son), Joyce Herrington (sister), David John McFeggan (father) and Frances Lillian Smith (mother)
David met his wife Jean McHaney on a blind date, set up by friends, and later married March 24, 1956 at the Court Street Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. They raised four children together. They have been married for 66 years, and had a deep, true love.
With his impressive education under his belt, David’s career started as an engineer with Ford Motor Company. Among his many engineering positions a few included: General Plant Manager for 6 supply plants at American Motors Corporation, and was promoted to General Plant Manager of Jeep Corporation in Toledo, Ohio. His family enjoyed driving all the many company cars, from Pacers to CJ-5s.
The first thing that most people noticed about Jack was his friendly nature. He often saw the best in others, and was the first one his family would call if they needed encouragement. He would believe in you even when you didn’t believe in yourself.
His enthusiasm for life and his interests were contagious, and it influenced those around him for the better. A few examples:
• He was passionate about music, starting a band called "David McFeggan and the Melody Men" during high school. He passed on that love of music to his sons, Ken and Doug, both of whom became talented guitar players.
• After high school, he went on to Ohio Wesleyan, where he was a Phi Kappa Psi and majored with a B.A in Liberal Arts. He then finished his education at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Later, his daughter Ann followed in his footsteps by becoming an engineer, graduating with her Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering from Ferris State University.
• Having been raised by a teacher, and then married to Jean, a teacher, Jack placed a high value on education. With his support, his daughter Laura became a teacher, and all of Jack’s children and grandchildren received college degrees. He was very proud of this, and was already going on to predict that his great-granddaughter Charlotte would be a genius based on her success at potty training.
His love for communicating with family was evident in his almost daily calls with his grandson, Alex, to discuss his work in the auto industry, the adventures of his grandchildren and always the weather.
Jack had a great sense of fun as evident in his many vacations he took his family on across the country. When close to home he would design elaborate scavenger hunts for his grandchildren when they were young. They traversed on golf carts and his beloved pontoon boat in order to find prizes at the end of the hunt at islands he named “Alex Island” and “Amy Island”.
David is survived by: Jean McFeggan (wife) – Canadian Lakes, Michigan, Ken McFeggan (son) and Tamie McFeggan (daughter-in-law), Ann McFeggan (daughter), Laura McCray (daughter) and Kevin McCray (son-in-law), Alexander Webb (grandson) and Jessica Webb (wife of Alex), Charlotte and Sabrina (great grandchildren), Amy Froese (granddaughter) and Matt Froese (husband), Heather Herrington (niece), Garth Herrington (nephew).
A Celebration of Life will be held closer to the summer. If you are interested in attending, please email Ann McFeggan at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you on the invitation list..
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to St. Jude’s in honor of the deceased.