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Mark Kevin Cannon
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Obituary for Mark Kevin Cannon

Mark Kevin Cannon, 57, of Solon, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 6, 2018 at UIHC.
Mark’s family will greet friends from 3 -7 PM Monday, September 10 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. A time of sharing to celebrate Mark’s life will be held at 7 PM at the funeral home. Family committal service has been planned at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his family, for an educational fund that has been set up for his grandchildren in care of Hills Bank and Trust.
Mark was born on March 3, 1961 in Iowa City, to William Jr. and Wilma (Schrock) Cannon. He graduated from City High School in 1979. Mark married Jenny Burton on June 19, 1982 in Iowa City. He was self-employed for a living in construction many years of his life, most recently installing wood floors.
Mark enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping, especially driveway camping with his grandson. He was a skilled woodworker and enjoyed creating special keepsakes for close friends and family. Mark liked to cook and compete in the annual Tom and Jerry’s Chili Cookoff. He also enjoyed going to country festivals with his Jenny.
Mark had a caring, loving and giving heart. He felt deeply and gave freely without expecting anything in return. Above all, he was proud to be a husband, a father, but most for the opportunity to be a papa.
Mark is survived by his wife, Jenny; three children, Kelsey Cannon of Baltimore, Maryland, Zach (Abby) Cannon of Solon, and Jessica Cannon (Clint Erhart) of Cedar Rapids; mother, Wilma Cannon of West Branch; 3 grandchildren, Cael, Jovie and Drake; siblings, Tom (Julie) Cannon of Cedar Valley and Jackie (Marco) Perez of North Liberty and mother-in-law, Margaret Burton of Iowa City and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William; sister, Cathy; father-in-law, Donald and his dog, CJ.

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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





7:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Cemetery Details


Oakland Cemetery

1000 Brown St
Iowa City, Iowa 52245


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