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John D. "Jack" Cannon, Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017 in Vernon Hills. He was born October 9, 1925 in Chicago and had been a Libertyville resident for the past 67 years. Jack and his wife of 63 years, Marian, moved to Libertyville in 1950 and renewed their wedding vows at Holy Cross Lutheran Church for their 60th anniversary.
Jack was a 1943 graduate of Oak Park-River Forest High School and a 1949 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Industrial Manufacturing and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He worked at Morton Manufacturing in Libertyville for 19 years and in 1968 began working for the Sanford Corporation in Bellwood, IL. He started out as a plant manager and later was their number one salesman. He was also a veteran of the US Army Air Corps.
Throughout his life, Jack was very active in the Libertyville community. He was a past President of the Libertyville Chamber of Commerce, active in the Boy Scouts and a former member and treasurer of the David Adler Memorial Park Association. He was also a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville where he was on the committee to help members doing home repairs.
Jack retired in 1990 and now had time to do what he loved, taking care of his home and spending time with his family. He also worked out at the Centre Club doing swimming, pilates, muscle works and yoga. He was involved in Masters Swimming in Libertyville, competed and won state and national competitions during his retirement.
Surviving are his daughter Joan Sheldon of Libertyville, Julie Muehe of Hendersonville, NC and David (Barbara) Cannon of Libertyville; grandchildren, JD (Rosalie) Sheldon, Jeremy (Jaclyn) Sheldon, Ryan Muehe, Chelsea Muehe, Cody Cannon and Kara Cannon; Great Grandchildren, Brooke, Connor and Jeremy Kole Sheldon; his sister Ann (Don) Mentzer of Jefferson, GA, June (Don) Weldon of Saratoga, CA, his dear companion Irene Jurs and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Florence M. Cannon of Oak Park and his wife Marian on Nov. 26, 2013.
Visitation will be from l to 3 pm Wed. June 14, 2017 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville. The funeral will follow at 3 pm with interment following the service at Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. Contributions can be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are by the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home in Libertyville. Info: 847-362-3009 or please sign the guest book at www.burnettdane.com.

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Burnett-Dane Funeral Home
120 West Park Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048
Tel. (847) 362-3009

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