Keith E. Cannon

keith cannon
Keith E. Cannon, age 61, of Elma, Iowa passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home in rural Elma. Funeral Services for Keith will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Elma, IA with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Maple Leaf Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Elma, IA and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday. Online condolences for Keith’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Keith E. Cannon was born on December 4, 1955, the son of Melvin and Ruth (Rowcliffe) Cannon in Charles City, IA. He attended and graduated from Crestwood High School in Cresco, IA in 1974. After graduation, Keith was united in marriage to Marcia Headington on June 29, 1974 at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, IA. The couple made their home on their present farm shortly after their marriage where they raised their three daughters, Heather, Stephanie and Shari. Keith was an owner/operator of Cannon Trucking for several years. In 1987, he began his career with Featherlite where he was employed to the present time. Keith enjoyed spending time with family and watching his grandchildren in all they did. He spent many hours talking with and helping friends. Keith had a love of the outdoors. He spent time horse riding, camping, hunting, planting trees, farming and walking outdoors. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Marcia Cannon of Elma; his three daughters, Heather (David) Christensen of Elma, IA, Stephanie Cannon of Apple Valley, MN, Shari (Emmitt) Reed of Elma, IA; his five grandchildren, Kalvin, TK, Savannah, Natalya and Gabriel; his sisters, Sue (Lou) Cira of Mason City, IA and Barb (Merle) Havlik of Elma, IA; his mother-in-law, Elaine Headington of Decorah, IA; his sisters-in-law, Margaret (Ron) Challis of Tipton, IA, Marilyn (Rhett) Bush of Byron, MN and Marlene Hills of Cedar Falls, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Ruth; his brother, Steve Cannon; his father-in-law, Bill Headington and his brothers-in-law, Bob Tieskotter and Kelly Ollman.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Keith Marcia take care sending lots of hugs and prayers for you and the girls. Love Rhonda Boyle

  2. I am sure Keith, Wes, John Wills, and Melvin are having a good time on the prairies of Heaven watching Pride and the wildlife. Maybe the 4 of them will come up with the best way to blow up a beaver dam.
    Happy Trails buddy – – –

  3. Marcia & Family, Prayers & Condolences for You. May You Have Strength and Peace Knowing His Soul Is in Heaven Eternal. God Bless, Debbie Morrison

  4. May the memories of your loved one fill your hearts today. I did not know him, but I remember Ruth talking about him when I worked with her at Sara Lee. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  5. Sympathy and prayers to Marcia and family for the loss of Keith. Keep his memory forever in your hearts.

  6. Marcia and family, our sincere sympathies for your loss. Keith was a great guy.
    Mike and Dona, the former Mike’s Service Center.

  7. I had the pleasure of working with Keith for 10 plus years. I enjoyed working with him. Ypu have my deepest sympathy.

    Roger Bronner

  8. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  9. To family and friends,

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.

    A comforting scripture is found at Isaiah 25:8. It says: “He will swallow up death forever,
    And the sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces………”
    Also 1 Corinthians 15:22 says:. “For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.”
    Because we all came from Adam we are all dying, but through Christ Jesus our loved ones will be brought back to life!
    (John 5:28, 29)
    If you would like a free home Bible study to give you comfort, please go to the bottom of the home page of to request one.

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