Stephen "Steve" McCann
June 12, 1949 - April 22, 2020
Terry Henry
Dennis Hilger
Derek Snitker
Dick & Anne Marie Nelson
Jim and Chris McCann
Amanda Dodd
Donnie beebe
Tracy Barnes
Frank Gunsolley
Ashley abdulbaki
John DeVore
Emily Shields and Family
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Visitation
Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston
809 W. Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801
641-782-6555 | Map
Sunday 4/26, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family will not be present and only 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a given time.

Cemetery
Creston Calvary Cemetery
1419 170th St.
Creston, IA 50801
Monday 4/27

Private Interment

Mass
Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston
809 W. Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801
641-782-6555 | Map
Monday 4/27, 1:00 pm

Link to Livestream: http://www.citylinktv.com/channel/creston-ksib-radio/

Private Mass

Stephen E. McCann, 70, of Creston, passed away on April 22, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  A private, Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Monday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery Street in Creston, Father Adam Westphal, Celebrant.  Private burial…

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Terry Henry left a message on May 11, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Terry Henry lit a candle
Dennis Hilger left a message on May 3, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Dennis Hilger lit a candle
Derek Snitker left a message on May 3, 2020:
I'm a friend of Kari's. So sorry for your loss and wish you nothing but the best. From everything I've heard from Kari, he was a great man.
Karl Peterson left a message on May 2, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the McCann family. Steve was a GOOD man - a Christian who was a fine business man, referee, and friend. He was always very friendly to our family and very professional when officiating MANY Lenox Tiger games. We will miss him but knowing he was a strong Christian gives everyone peace. Sincerely, Candace & Karl Peterson family
Ellen Jensen left a message on May 1, 2020:
I am so very very sorry for your loss! He was a great person and talked with him many times at East Union before the games! He will be miss! Take care!
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Dick & Anne Marie Nelson left a message on April 28, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to each of you; we hope the fun memories you have will console you as you grieve the loss of a great person who leaves each of you a great legacy. Repeated sympathy.
Meg Crawford left a message on April 27, 2020:
Our thoughts and prayers go out for Jane and kids and grandkids at this very sad time. Steve was a terrific guy who will be missed especially by all of you his family. This small message doesn't seem enough to express our feelings but please know you are loved and prayed for. Gordon and Meg Crawford and family
Jim and Chris McCann left a message on April 27, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Blessings to your family. Much love
Laura Feld left a message on April 27, 2020:
Sending big (socially distanced) HUGS to all the McCann family.... and s very special hug to you Jane. The entire Feld crew sends sympathies and prayers. Dr. Shoe was such a positive force of nature. We feel privileged to have been on his "friend" list.
Laura Feld left a message on April 27, 2020:
Sending big (socially distanced) HUGS to all the McCann family.... and s very special hug to you Jane. The entire Feld crew sends sympathies and prayers. Dr. Shoe was such a positive force of nature. We feel privileged to have been on his "friend" list.
John Shaw left a message on April 27, 2020:
Steve truly was one "Magical" man, God Bless them who loved him most ... RIP.
Sharon Evans Brindle left a message on April 26, 2020:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Don and Sharon Irelan left a message on April 26, 2020:
Jane and family, words are hard to find to express to you how we feel about your loss. Steve was a special guy loved by family and friends. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With love and friendship, Don and Sharon
Don and Sharon Irelan left a message on April 26, 2020:
Jane and family, words are hard to find to express to you how we feel about your loss. Steve was a special guy loved by family and friends. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With love and friendship, Don and Sharon
Amanda Dodd left a message on April 26, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Amanda Dodd lit a candle
Michael Gerleman left a message on April 26, 2020:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this to the McCann family members. I feel that I know each of you in a special way! All of you have meant so much to me over the years! Steve did so much for the kids over the years. Jan and myself wish you the best in coping with this great loss! God bless you all.
Donnie beebe left a message on April 26, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Donnie beebe lit a candle
Tracy Barnes left a message on April 25, 2020:
One of the best guys you would have ever met!!! On and off the field!
Paul Somers left a message on April 25, 2020:
Not just a good officiating partner, but a true lifelong friend!Rip Magic man!
Mary Beckman left a message on April 25, 2020:
Holding your family in prayer. May God's peace surround you as you movie forward without your beloved in his earthly form. May you feel his presence by your side through the rest of your lives. ~Mary Beckman (Mary McCann's friend in IN)
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Frank Gunsolley left a message on April 25, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Frank Gunsolley lit a candle
Ashley abdulbaki left a message on April 25, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Ashley abdulbaki lit a candle
John DeVore left a message on April 25, 2020:
Condolences to Steve's family. SW Iowa lost a great guy! RIP Steve and I know you, Fox, and Brownie are reunited!
Emily Shields and Family left a message on April 25, 2020:
Thinking of your family. It’s great to learn about the life of this clearly amazing man.
Sheila Brown left a message on April 25, 2020:
I enjoyed Steve for many hours during chemo, and have missed him since retirement. We had many sports and farming conversations. Hugs to you all. He gave a good fight for so many years...RIP Steve. 🙏
Brian and Diane Nieman left a message on April 25, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Brian and Diane Nieman lit a candle
Craig and Missy Lamb left a message on April 24, 2020:
Many prayers to the McCann family.
Erin Allen (Houseton) left a message on April 24, 2020:
Jane, Kristen and family- my heartbreaks for all of you for the loss of Steve! He was truly a great man! You’re families are all in my prayers! I remember he found out that I was going to Creighton and he spent about an hour talking to me out Creighton and Omaha. That talked soothes my anxiety and made me ready for my next journey in life and I can never repay him for that kindness. Love you all! Erin Allen-Houseton.
Jill "Cooper" Bemis left a message on April 24, 2020:
One of my favorite umpires to have behind me during a softball game. Learned so much from him and Fox. Great memories and wonderful role models. So sorry for your loss.
Jerome and Norma Hruska left a message on April 24, 2020:
Jane and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of Steve while living in Creston. Our sincere sympathy.
Jerome and Norma Hruska left a message on April 24, 2020:
Jane and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have great memories of Steve while living in Creston. Our sincere sympathy.
Mike & Kathy Moody left a message on April 24, 2020:
Jane and Family.......Steve touched so many people for his whole life......what a wonderful tribute. Praying for all of you. Mike & Kathy Moody
Lesha Clark left a message on April 24, 2020:
"Magic" you were one of a kind from Beef and Noodles to the Baseball Pool you were a great guy...And " Dr Shoe" Omgosh 2 generatiions of Marching band shoes...Fly High Magic 💙 Prayers are with you Jane and family💗
Courtney Mckinney (Wilson) left a message on April 24, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Courtney Mckinney (Wilson) lit a candle
Tyler,Tori,Jaycee,and Riggins Hanson left a message on April 24, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Tyler,Tori,Jaycee,and Riggins Hanson lit a candle
Steve Pelzer left a message on April 24, 2020:
We shared many basketball memories with Steve and family years ago through officiating and AAU basketball with Kyle, Aaron and the team. Those memories will last a lifetime. We'd like to express our sympathy to his family. Steve, Becky and Family
Steve Pelzer left a message on April 24, 2020:
We shared many basketball memories with Steve and family years ago through officiating and AAU basketball with Kyle, Aaron and the team. Those memories will last a lifetime. We'd like to express our sympathy to his family. Steve, Becky and Family
Tracy Benoit-Ostendorf left a message on April 24, 2020:
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. God Bless 💙❤️🙏🏻
Chris Denk left a message on April 24, 2020:
Jane, I was so shocked to read of Steve's death today. I had seen him over the past few years officiating at the granddaughters' ballgames. He could still hustle around that court! I send you a hug and will keep you in my thoughts through the funeral process.
Tim and Viv Leonard left a message on April 24, 2020:
Jane and Family, Viv and I send our most heartfelt condolences. Rest in Peace Steve.
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Keith Moore left a message on April 24, 2020:
Magic we will sure miss you whether it be cards or going out for lunch or just chatting over a cold one.
Margaret Turk left a message on April 24, 2020:
So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was always so kind and considerate to me and my family. I have known him since he was a teenager and loved his parents dearly. Our thoughts a prayers are going out to his family. So sorry the virus will postpone the huge family night he would have had if we could all come. Love you Steve and will miss you. Margaret and Chris Turk
Jaleyn Dobbs left a message on April 24, 2020:
May the Lord give you comfort and peace! We will keep you in our prayers...
Ginny Knapp left a message on April 24, 2020:
I was sorry to hear about the passing of Steve. He will be greatly missed!
Sjon Phelps & Family left a message on April 24, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Sjon Phelps & Family lit a candle
Patrick & Connie Kerrigan left a message on April 24, 2020:
Sympathy for your loss
Mary G McConville left a message on April 24, 2020:
Forever 30! For me, Steve McCann is that 30-something guy who kindly joined my husband, Rick, for an afternoon round of golf at Crestmoor a few hours after our son Joe was born on April 15, 1980. I laughed out loud at the Creston News Advertiser quote from Steve Birchard about Steve’s ability to spot the rowdy kid pre-game when he officiated basketball. It takes one to know one! Rowdiness was an Olympic sport as he always wound up the little children in whoever’s home he visited. It has been more than 40 years since Steve was part of the fabric of my daily life, but the colorful threads of his amazing personality wove lasting love. So at 11 pm tonight we will raise a glass “to our absent brother” whose memory is very present. Prayers for peace and support to Jane, the kids, grandkids and all of us who knew him. Mary & Rick McConville West Des Moines, Iowa
Mary O'Riley left a message on April 24, 2020:
Steve was the most humble and genuine man on earth! Prayers and hugs are sent to Jane and kids.
Melissa Wilson left a message on April 24, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Melissa Wilson lit a candle
Brittney Auten left a message on April 24, 2020:
My thoughts are with you.
wilson steve left a message on April 24, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, wilson steve lit a candle
Amy Ferber left a message on April 24, 2020:
My sympathy goes out to his family during this difficult time. Steve was one of my favorite umpires! He will be truly missed.
Sarah Brown left a message on April 24, 2020:
He will truly be missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Marnie and Mike Cline left a message on April 24, 2020:
So sorry for your loss.
Mary Brown left a message on April 24, 2020:
Steve officiated many of my kids' ballgames. He was always very professional and at the same time friendly. When I'd go into the shoe store he'd always ask about my kids. He must have had an amazing memory because I'm sure he did that with everyone that came in. He was a heck of a guy. I'll miss seeing him in the store.
Heather Pendegraft left a message on April 24, 2020:
So very sorry for your loss. He was one of my favorite customers at crestmoor.
Holly (Brady) Simpson left a message on April 24, 2020:
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Steve's family.
Greg Utterback left a message on April 24, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Greg Utterback lit a candle
Connie Marxen left a message on April 24, 2020:
My deepest sympathys and prayers
Bill and Jone Snyder left a message on April 23, 2020:
Thinking of you, Jane, and your wonderful family. Steve has been a big part of this community for so many years, he will be mourned by all of us.
Thad Tussey left a message on April 23, 2020:
So many thoughts, memories, and stories come to mind. RIP Magic. So glad to know him.
Nellie Kretz left a message on April 23, 2020:
May you Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers to the family. What a wonderful man!
Jeremy Larson left a message on April 23, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Jeremy Larson lit a candle
Sherry Harris left a message on April 23, 2020:
Jane and family, so sorry to hear about Steve. He was definitely one of a kind, many great memories! Hugs and prayers to all. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻
Todd Lorensen left a message on April 23, 2020:
Glad I got to know Magic in my four years in Creston. We talked sports of all kind. RIP
Bailey Fry-Schnormeier left a message on April 23, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Bailey Fry-Schnormeier lit a candle
The Peppers Family left a message on April 23, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, The Peppers Family lit a candle
Jennifer Erbes left a message on April 23, 2020:
He will so be missed, especially on the ball field. We would always see who our umpires were, and loved when he was, when I was a player and then a coach. He would always joke with me when I had to go catch to warm up the pitcher that "players" need to wear helments...I am 26. Steve was a great man!
Jason, Shantelle, Saige, Peyton & Tristen Rice left a message on April 23, 2020:
Prayers to the McCann Family. Steve’s “love of the game” touched so many lives in southwest Iowa and will be missed. RIP Steve.
Jon and Roxanne Carroll left a message on April 23, 2020:
Thoughts and prayers for all the Family.
Gay Appelhans left a message on April 23, 2020:
To the Mcann family I am so very sorry for your loss Steve was amazing person and he will be missed by so many!prayers to all of you at this time.
Greg and Mindy Bailey left a message on April 23, 2020:
I can’t even begin to express how much I will miss him. He gave me chance to explore something I never dreamed I would enjoy so much. He was my boss, my mentor, my sounding board but most of all he had become a very dear friend. Our condolences go out to Jane, Kyle,Kristen Kari and all the grandkids. ❤️❤️
Steve and Diane Schieffer left a message on April 23, 2020:
So sorry for your loss Jane. You are in our prayers.
Reta left a message on April 23, 2020:
Great guy will be miss d at the games
Janelle W. Higgins left a message on April 23, 2020:
Rest in Paradise Magic!! Prayers to your Family!
Devin Bear left a message on April 23, 2020:
Forever a mentor and respected man on and off the field. Rest In Peace my friend ❤️
Linda Pendegraft left a message on April 23, 2020:
So many, many memories.....you, Fox and Pendy will have some great times !!!
Denny and Diane Stanton left a message on April 23, 2020:
McCann Family - My sincere condolences to you. I can't , begin to count the number of times I had the pleasure of having Steve work games over the many years I coached in Clarinda. He was an excellent umpire and I knew it was going to be a fun game with "Magic" in charge. My hope is the many great memories of Mr. McCann will eventually replace some of the pain in your hearts at this time. I will miss seeing him around.
Meghan and Garrett Kalvig family left a message on April 23, 2020:
Magic, you were so kind and so funny. I will always remember celebrating our “the 12th of never” birthdays. You were so good at making people feel welcome, and my husband would only buy shoes from you because you made him feel welcome. You had a way of welcoming people not born in this area to live in this area. God Bless you and thanks for the giggles. Our hugs and condolences to Jane and family. So sorry for your huge loss. What a guy. Xoxo
Sheri "McCullough" Storm left a message on April 23, 2020:
I have fond memories of Steve from my SWCC days. Steve was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. Prayers to Jane and the kids. Sheri "Redhead"
Shannon Harper & Family left a message on April 23, 2020:
Steve was such a wonderful community pillar. His energy on the court was amazing. We loved to have him reffing at EU! Our prayers are with you all.
Tess Rinehart left a message on April 23, 2020:
Prayers and thoughts to Steve’s family. He was such a genuine, kind person, who touched the lives of so many.
Brenda Stephens left a message on April 23, 2020:
He will be a sports figure I will always remember. I have bought several shoes from the shoe Dr.
Joni Jensen (Stephens) left a message on April 23, 2020:
The greatest Referee/Umpire and shoe man there ever was! Feel blessed to have had my life touched by Steve. Lots of love and prayers for his family and friends.
Bob and Venita Wichhart left a message on April 23, 2020:
Steve will be missed by so many. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Bob and Venita
Bob and Venita Wichhart left a message on April 23, 2020:
Steve will be missed by so many. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Bob and Venita
Mary Tackett left a message on April 23, 2020:
Jane & Family, I am so heartbroken to hear of Steve’s Passing. Such a Great Guy, he will be Missed. You will remain in my thoughts & prayers!
Melisa Crook left a message on April 23, 2020:
He helped me get my first teaching job. He was a devoted community and family man. He will be missed by so many, He has left a legacy here in Creston.
Jodie Cummins left a message on April 23, 2020:
Magic was an amazing person! I grew up with him as my ref and then he was there as i coached also. During softball he would stop you up to bat or when your out on field! He truely made the sport memorable. I remember we would always look to see who the refs were walking toward the field and once we seen it was him, couldnt wait to get next to him to talk! He will truely be missed!
Emily Huntington left a message on April 23, 2020:
My favorite referee. Steve would talk to me in the middle of a basketball game and my coach was always yelling at me to not talk to the ref! A wonderful man who will be missed!
Ann Johnson left a message on April 23, 2020:
Jane & family, I will miss him saying "Hi Annie!" and the conversation that would always follow. God's Peace and love be with you. Ann & Paul
David Huff left a message on April 23, 2020:
Majic, you will be missed! Did so much for area kids as an official and for the community as a businessman. Prayers to the family! Always a professional and a friend. RIP
David Huff left a message on April 23, 2020:
Majic, you will be missed! Did so much for area kids as an official and for the community as a businessman. Prayers to the family! Always a professional and a friend. RIP
Ron crigger left a message on April 23, 2020:
Prayers for family
Susan Bailey left a message on April 23, 2020:
Steve will be truly missed by so many. I'm privileged to say I knew Steve, Jane and their family. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
Peggy Wiederholt left a message on April 23, 2020:
There are so many wonderful "Brotherhood" memories with Rookie and Jane to cherish. Love, hugs and deepest sympathy to you, Jane, and your beautiful family!
Lance Barker left a message on April 23, 2020:
In memory of Stephen "Steve" McCann, Lance Barker lit a candle
Jule Loy Gray left a message on April 23, 2020:
So very, very sorry to hear about Steve! What a great person, and what a loss to so many! Sincere condolences and peace to Steve's family and friends. May God comfort us all as only He can do, and may our memories comfort and sustain us!
Pat Cain left a message on April 23, 2020:
He was a great neighbor, and friend. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers to family
Curt Reynard left a message on April 23, 2020:
Sorry about your loss. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jeanette Pettit left a message on April 23, 2020:
Deepest condolence to the family!
Jared Carter left a message on April 23, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed having Steve officiate our basketball games at East Union. He will be missed.
Corbi Worley left a message on April 23, 2020:
Steve was an amazing man and family friend. So many memories. Fly high "Magic" Prayers to the family 💙🙏
Janis left a message on April 23, 2020:
He did so much for so many . So kindhearted. He will be missed by so many people. Hugs and prayers to the family. Our thoughts are with you all.
Janis left a message on April 23, 2020:
He did so much for so many . So kindhearted. He will be missed by so many people. Hugs and prayers to the family. Our thoughts are with you all.
Dave& Terri Koets left a message on April 23, 2020:
We all loved him❤️ Such a beautiful legacy he left us all
Joe Calvin left a message on April 23, 2020:
He will be missed. Deepest condolences to the family.
Terry Freeman left a message on April 23, 2020:
While I am sure Steve would poke fun at me if I made a super sappy comment, that is exactly why he'll be missed. His jokes and knowledge will be missed. Thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center left a message:
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