J. Floyd McNally, Janesville, WI
September 23, 1920 - October 5, 2017
J. Floyd McNally, age 97, of Janesville, died at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He was born in Milton on September 23, 1920, the son of John P. and Catherine (Malone) McNally. As a proud American, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After being captured at Salerno, Italy in 1944, Floyd was a German prisoner of war for 18 months. Liberation by American forces came after a 500 mile forced march across Northern Germany in the middle of February. Care and food packages Floyd received during captivity began his lifelong commitment to the American Red Cross. Floyd married Caroline Manthey on March 2, 1946, in Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, where they have been lifelong members. He was employed in the dry cleaning business the majority of his life, and was co-owner of Badger Cleaners. Floyd retired as book store manager from Blackhawk Technical College in 1986. Playing and umpiring baseball and softball, as well as refereeing all levels of basketball, brought him lifelong joy and kept him young at heart.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Caroline McNally; four children: Dan (Jane) McNally of Sun Prairie, Susan (Bill) Gerace of Anchorage, AK, Deborah (Bob) Girard of East Troy and Diana McNally of Janesville; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Regena Brown, Marcella Mawhinney, Veronica “Bonnie” Durfee, baby Marie McNally, Paul, Jim, Clifford “Deek”, and Hallie McNally.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 at NATIVITY OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH with Msgr. Raymond Kertz officiating. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, and again on Monday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at NATIVITY OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Red Cross, Agrace Hospice or Nativity of Mary Catholic Church. For online condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Caroline’s children want to express their admiration of her enduring strength and gratitude for her faithful and loving care of Dad.
Floyd’s family would like to thank Wisconsin V. A. and hospital, BrightStar Home Health Care, and Agrace Hospice program for their active involvement in his care.