Jack McCue

Jack Milo McCue, age 15 of Savage, was taken too soon Sunday, November 5, 2017. The family will greet friends Monday, November 13 from 4-7PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant St. SE, Prior Lake. A memorial service will be Tuesday, November 14 at 4PM with a visitation 1-hour prior, all at Shepherd of the Lake, 3611 North Berens Rd NW, Prior Lake. Pastor Adam Teske will preside.

On December 16, 2001 at Methodist Hospital, parents Jamie and Nancy McCue welcomed their son, Jack Milo McCue, into the world. He was the youngest of three children. From a young age, Jack had an adventurous spirit—he loved exploring and experiencing new things. Jack had a fascination with trucks, whether it was monster or construction trucks. He attended Monster Jam countless times with his family. Later, this passion transformed into four-wheeling. Through school, Jack was active in hockey, cross country, Nordic skiing, and his favorite sport, lacrosse.

Spending time with family and friends was the most important thing in Jack’s life. With friends, he enjoyed hanging out and playing video games. Along with his family, Jack road tripped across the country traveling to Portland, Maine, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon and far beyond. Just last year, Jack had his first taste of independence as he took a solo flight to visit extended family.

In the summers, the family spent time at the cabin on Blanche Lake. They also camped and took canoe trips to the Boundary Waters. A member of the cub scouts, if only for the outdoor excursions, Jack had an appreciation of nature. With his dad, he had memorable hunting and fishing trips—Jack shot a deer during opener 2017!

But family time wasn’t all fun and games, as Jack was his grandparents’ go-to for yard maintenance. Always grateful for Jack’s willingness to help, they often treated him to day trips around the metro. They visited nearly every museum and went to Jack’s choice of restaurant—even if it meant Sonic at -20 in the winter.

Jack was an exceptional popcorn maker! He knew the perfect ratio of salt to butter. He had an eclectic appreciation of music, from the Beatles to rap. He was tight-knit with his siblings, family, and friends. But above all things, Jack was a sweet, gentle boy who cared deeply for others. When Jack applied for his driver’s permit, he listed himself as a potential organ and tissue donor. Even in death, Jack’s generosity continues in the gift of life that he has given to others through donation.

Despite the love and support Jack received, he could not shake the weight of depression. For those who read this and are in the grasp of depression, Jack’s family encourages you to reach out to others for help.

Jack will be greatly missed by his parents, Nancy and Jamie McCue; siblings, Josh, Cassondra and Sidney; grandparents, John & Joyce McCue and Del & Marilyn Strand; aunts and uncles, Peggy (David), Terri (Matt), Sue (Rob), Dave (Linda); cousins, many close relatives, and a lot of great friends; four legged friends, Kobe, Bella, Chevy, and Jovie.

The McCue family is proudly cared for by the staff of Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation.

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  1. Heather Banks :

    Dear Nancy and Family,
    I am sorry to hear the news of the loss of your beloved son, Jack. My heart is breaking for you all, and I cannot imagine the grief you are experiencing. Please accept my deepest condolences and I will most assuredly hug my children a little tighter tonight and in the days to come. Your remembrance of Jack was so beautifully written – it is clear he is well loved and will be greatly missed…

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers,
    Heather Banks
    (Former colleague of Nancy’s from SIS)

  2. Heather Fitzloff :

    Jack will always be remembered and loved. My heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers are for Jack and for all of the people that loved and cared for him. We’re mourning with you at PLHS! ❤️

  3. McCue family: I love each one of you. I am so sorry that you have to experience this tremendous loss. I think about each one of you a dozen times a day. You’re in my prayers today, tomorrow and forever!

  4. My heart breaks for your family. Jack sounds like an amazing young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this incredibly difficult time.

  5. This breaks my heart. Even though I was not close to him or the family my heart aches. Him and his family will be in my prayers.

  6. Mikki Chadwick :

    Nancy and family, I’m so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Thinking of you and sending lots of prayers

  7. What an incredible person . I never met Jack, but his memorial says it all. My thoughts and prayers go out to the McCue family. I am very sorry.

  8. My deepest condolences for your loss.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss and pray for comfort and peace for your family as you go through this very difficult time.

  10. Pam & Scott McNally :

    Our hearts break for your family. Thank you for sharing Jack’s story with all of us. Love and hugs~

  11. Kelly and Derrick Ameli :

    Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Please know your entire family are in our constant thoughts and prayers.

  12. Craig Schroeder :

    Jamie and Family, sending my condolences and deepest sympathy. Praying you find comfort with family and friends and in the wonderful memories of Jack. Keeping you in my prayers.

  13. My heart aches for Jack and all of you. I can’t begin to imagine your grief, nor the pain that Jack must have been in. I’m so sad that all of your love was not enough to keep Jack here. Depression is a horrible thing. I pray that he is at peace and that your grief may be lessened by the support of your friends and family.

  14. Shani Raquel and Jager Leverson :

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. There are times when there are just simply no words that can be said. Our thoughts hearts and prayers go out to your entire family. May God bless you and guide you through this difficult time. God bless

  15. God Bless Your Son. May he rest in the loving arms of Our Saviour. Praying for your family.

  16. So very very sorry to see this. Much love to my friend Jamie and his family.

  17. As a father to 3 boys this really hits home, it’s just not the way it’s meant to be.
    So sorry for your loss, prayers to your family for added strength during this difficult time.

  18. Sharon Babcock :

    Mr and Mrs McCue and family,
    My heart breaks for the lose of your son from depression. There are so many of our children in this same position. Including my daughter. I’m am sure she will finally succeed no mater how many
    Places and treatments she attends.
    Just don’t blame yourself.
    My prayers and sympathy always.
    Sharon and family

  19. Extending deepest sympathy, for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.

  20. My heart breaks for Jack, his family, his friends, and all who he has knowingly or more likely unknowingly touched. I never met you, but I will not forget you. You left this world far too soon young man, but the impact you had will live on in the hearts and minds of all. Rest in peace and peace to those left behind.

  21. Nancy and Jamie, We are so sadden by the news. We will always remember Jack’s infectious smile and his kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  22. Sarah Siddiqui :

    Dear Nancy,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Jack sounds like a wonderful young man. May God provide you and your family with all the strength to get through this difficult time.

    Sarah

    • Our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You don’t know us, but we were so touched by what a beautiful life story your son lived, cut too short all too soon. We, too, have been touched by the challenges of depression and it is heartbreaking. Know that not only your friends and family are holding you up in their thoughts and prayers, but strangers are also. We are grateful that you have many happy memories to carry you through.

  23. The Mudge Family :

    Dear McCue Family,
    Your son Jack was in our son’s first hour and we know of him through hockey. Our son tells us of his bright smile and great humor! I only wish we could have met him. I know there are no words that can be expressed to explain your grief! Please know that while we do not know you personally, you are a part of our hockey family and we mourn with you, pray with You, support you and love You as if we did know You! Please do not blame yourselves and know that you loved him completely and unconditionally! That I am sure of. We pray that in the coming days, weeks, months and years, you will be able to find peace and find ways to continue to honor Jack! If there is anything at anytime you need, do NOT hesitate to reach out! Sincerely call anytime 952-994-2928. Much love and comfort! Paul, Shelly and Kelly Mudge

  24. Praying for your family, God be with you in this difficult, tragic time. I didn’t know Jack, however, my nephew is a student at Prior Lake High School. May Jack’s memory live on in your hearts.

  25. NANCY & Family
    You have my DEEPEST & MOST SYMPATHY.
    KIM sent me the Obit. Sounds like a very FINE Young Man.
    You Will be in my Prayers
    Lanny

  26. I’m so extremely sorry for your loss. I pray for your family to be comforted in this difficult time.

  27. Such a beautiful tribute. Jack sounded like an amazing kid. My heart is breaking for your family. I am praying for your strength. ❤️

  28. Jerry Kaehler and the Kaehler Famly :

    Jamie, Nancy and McCue Family,

    I had the pleasure of coaching Jack in Hockey and Lacrosse along with Jamie (Lacrosse). Jack was always willing to give his all in anything he was pursuing. I admired his tenacity the year I helped coach his Lacrosse team. His was injured but was still able to push through all the drills and never complained. I also got to know Jamie and he was a wonderful coach and Father. The Kaehler’s will always remember Jack as a positive light in an uncertain world. We would like to offer our sincere condolences for your loss. Jack and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

    The Kaehler Family

  29. Jack was always kind to me in every way. He’s always been nice since we first met as neighborhood kids and then working at Dq with him. I’ll never forget him. Prayers go out to the Mccue family. Rest In Peace Jack❤️

  30. Lee LaTourelle :

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss our love and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Lee and Sandy LaTourelle ( Retired Fire Marshal /City of Burnsville )

  31. Nancy and family,
    I am saddened and so sorry for the loss of your son, Jack. My heart aches for all of you. Your tribute to Jack was so eloquently written. I hope you all find comfort in your memories of Jack and the love of family and friends. Please know, I will remember Jack with each Christmas wreath I see!

  32. My God keep you close now and always. My love and prayers for your family. My daughter is a freshman at the high school and told me about the sad news. She didn’t know Jack but was shaken. A precious life taken way too soon. God Bless your family.

  33. Karen (Ponader) Heino :

    Nancy
    Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman never sung sweeter words than a song he wrote for friends whose daughter was taken from them all too soon. I hope you are able to look up and listen to this soon.
    “With Hope”.
    I cannot even begin to fathom what your family must be going through. I will keep you in my prayers. May God bring you comfort and healing.

  34. Sorry for your loss. Jack was an amazing kid. I only knew him for a short while when he worked at Dairy Queen, but he was so fun. We became good friends as we worked together and joked around. He was always so sweet and happy. I hope his passing can shed light onto mental illnesses such as depression. Depression is hard to go through, especially at our age. God gained an amazing angel that day. Praying for Jack and your family.

  35. Jamie, Nancy,Josh, Cassondra and Sidney;

    I’m very sad to hear and very sad at your loss. And sorry that I never met him. He sounds like a pretty amazing guy. Many sympathies.

    Cousin Scotty in Massachusetts.

  36. Nancy & Jamie,
    So sorry for your terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  37. So sorry for your loss. As one who lives with my own and my children’s depression my sympathy goes out ot your family. May you find comfort in your faith and the promised reunion in heaven.

  38. Janet Williams, Mayor of Savage :

    Jamie and family,
    I am have thought of you all week and want you to know that this city is here for you . We all share your loss of an outstanding young man. We applaud your courage and honesty in Jack’s obituary to mention depression and encourage others to seek help, You now join my husband and me in a club that no parent wants to be a member of…..that of the death of a child. Consider yourself hugged and contact me anytime.

  39. Sending my prayers to your family during this extremely difficult time. i did not know Jack, but he sounded like an amazing young man.

  40. Stephanie Benson :

    Nancy and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jack sounds like an incredible young man. I can tell he was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  41. Michael Hollenback :

    Nancy, Jamie, & Family. I’m praying and thinking of your family every day since I learned about Jack’s passing. I will not pretend to know what to say that instills strength and provides relief from the feelings you are dealing with, but just know my family wishes you as much Love and Grace as you need. Sincerely, The Hollenback Family,

  42. Jessica Bailey :

    The McCue Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Finding out about Jack passing away last Monday was truly heartbreaking. He had so many people around him who loved him and cared about him. All of his friends were there for each other when we found out about him passing away. I wish I could have known him better but for the short time i knew him, he was an amazing kid who never failed to put a smile on everyone’s face. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family

  43. Roberta Vietti :

    Dear Nancy, Jamie & Family~
    After hearing of your great loss through your Aunt Vi, I ached for the depth of pain and sorrow you are feeling. Words can seem meaningless sometimes, but please know that you are lifted in prayer for the supernatural comfort only God can provide. You will one day recall those beautiful memories you wrote of with gratitude for having had such a sweet son. My deep condolences for your loss.

    Roberta

  44. Jewel Turcotte :

    I am so sorry for your loss! I lost my son at the tender age of 15 and hearing Jacks story really hit home and my heart aches for all of you. We also lived in Savage for 12 years. It has been 4 years since we lost Dylan and will be saying prayers that God will give u comfort and peace, knowing that he is in a great place of peace and joy with other loved ones that have passed and we will all be together again. God bless your family❤️

  45. Dear Family and friends of this beautiful child of God, please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. I say your, but it’s really the world’s lost is it not? Do we all not suffer when a promising young life Is taken from us? We mourn for what might have been as at the same time we struggle with the feelings of gratitude for the life that was. It certainly sounds like that your son was indeed a special young man who’s life was full of promise and that he touched many hearts. Surely Dear Jack would have continued to touch the hearts of those whom he would have met in the future. Please know he touched mine, profoundly. God be with you. Peace Dear Jack.

  46. Dear McCue Family, Please know that there are many who’s heart’s are grieving and feeling great sorrow for your family in remembrance of your son. How very sorry we are at this news, and we’ll pray for insight, knowledge and comfort as you begin to process what has happened. May you find strength to go forth into each new day and see the path ahead. May you walk in it, and may our Gracious God be ever with you. Very sorry for your loss.

  47. Vicky Burkhalter :

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Deepest condolences,
    Vicky Dahn Burkhalter and Family

  48. I never had the privilege of meeting Jack or his special family. I do not know any of you. But, my heart is so heavy now and I am crying for Jack and each of you. Jacks obit was beautiful. Please know that people that don’t even know Jack, mourn his passing! May you find comfort.

  49. Dear McCue family, You do not know me but it broke my heart to hear about the loss of your son and brother. What a beautiful boy and he sounds like a kind hearted young man. I too lost my son Ben November 13th 2016 from a short battle with depression. Again I am so sorry for your loss. Someone said to me once going through something like this , you never knew you could be so strong and it’s very true. Take care and be gentle with yourselves.

  50. McCue Family,

    I don’t know you, nor did I know Jack. I just read the obituary in the Savage Pacer and wanted to reach out. Your son sounded like a great young man who brought much joy to those who knew him. I’m so sorry that he struggled with the pain of depression. I hope the good memories somehow comfort you.

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