David L. Cannon
March 23, 1952 - January 30, 2013
Biography

David Lee Cannon was born on March 23, 1952, in Windom, Minnesota to Carl and Velma (Fletcher) Cannon. He was baptized at the American Lutheran Church in Windom. He received his education from the Windom Public Schools. In October of 1972, David was one of the last drafted in the Army in Cottonwood County and served until being honorably discharged in 1974.

On May 12, 1973, David was united in marriage to Karen Refsland in Windom. They had two children, Lyschel and Wade. The marriage was later dissolved.

On July 24, 2010, David was united in marriage to Willy Koch in Windom. After their marriage, David and Willy continued to live in Windom. In November of 2012, David was diagnosed with lung cancer. He passed away on Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his family by his side at the age of 60.

David worked at Toro for forty-three years as a welder. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Windom. He loved woodworking and carving many things. He also loved fishing, hunting small game, using his metal detector, camping and sitting around campfires, and canoeing on lakes. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Willy Cannon of Windom; two children, Lyschel Cannon and Martin Torres of Okabena and Wade Cannon of Windom; two step-children, Leah Bjorkland and her husband, Sam, of Bingham Lake and P.J. Koch of Windom; eight grandchildren, Thalia, Diego, Rakkel, Pedro, Esteban, Mateo, Miles, and Nathanial; three sisters, Lola Troutman and her husband, Larry, of Dekalb, IL; Gloria Anderson and her husband, Jim, of Bingham Lake; and Sharon Doherty and her husband, Leo, of Windom; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Jerry Risgard.

Blessed be the memory of David L. Cannon.
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Date & Time

Fri, February 1, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Location

American Lutheran Church-Windom
906 Prospect Ave
Windom, MN 56101


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Sat, February 2, 2013
3:00 PM


Location

American Lutheran Church-Windom
906 Prospect Ave
Windom, MN 56101


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Ken & Mona Richardson
Feb 13, 2013

Dear Wade, Lyschel and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your dad's cancer and are saddened to hear of his death. May God be with you all. Remember all of your good times. They will help heal your loss and one day y... more

Feb 13, 2013
Dear Wade, Lyschel and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your dad's cancer and are saddened to hear of his death. May God be with you all. Remember all of your good times. They will help heal your loss and one day you will see him again.

Ken & Mona Richardson
Deb Vollan
Feb 3, 2013

Willie....so sorry to hear about Dave passing away. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

douglas giefer
Feb 2, 2013

Be strong willy, Dave was a good man. I still recall his tricks he played on Gus Heffel the night foreman .He will be missed. God be with you.

Matt Shirkey
Feb 1, 2013

Wade, Lyschel and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dad was a very kind and caring person. We may have been young living on Buckwheat but I always remember him fixing something at his workbench in th... more

Feb 1, 2013
Wade, Lyschel and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dad was a very kind and caring person. We may have been young living on Buckwheat but I always remember him fixing something at his workbench in the garage or sitting in his chair whittling. My name carving is something I will always treasure. I realize that many of my memories from living there involved you guys and Dave was a part of many of them as well. Hoping you find comfort and peace in the days to come.

Matt Shirkey
rex and sandy(penoyer)Petty
Feb 1, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to you on loss of your husband,father and brother..

Slim & Ruth Sinnamon
Feb 1, 2013

OUR TOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE WE REMEMBER WORKING WITH DAVID AT TORO.

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