Mark Kevin Cannon, 57, of Solon, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sept. 6, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Mark's family will greet friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. A time
of sharing to celebrate Mark's life will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A 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 Cook-off. 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 and father, but most for the opportunity to be a papa.
Mark is survived by his wife, Jenny; three children, Kelsey Cannon of Baltimore, Md., Zach (Abby) Cannon of Solon and Jessica Cannon (Clint Erhart) of Cedar Rapids; mother, Wilma Cannon of West Branch; three grandchildren, Cael, Jovie and Drake; siblings, Tom (Julie) Cannon of Cedar Valley and Jackie (Marco) Perez of North Liberty; 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.