Daniel Gerard Cannon, 64, died Thursday, the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, August 28, 1954, the 6th of 10 children of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Nee: Johnson) Cannon.

Dan graduated from South Division High School “Class of 1972”. He was employed by Astronautic Corporation of America for 42 years, retiring this past January. It was at work that he met the love of his life, Starr Dea Miller, and they married in Racine on June 1, 1985. Dan was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle through the rustic roads, target shooting, and playing hours of disc golf. There are many fond memories of camping, bicycling, and canoeing with his family. Above all, he was a devoted husband and dad who will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Starr; children, Nolan Cannon, Candace (Spencer) Gedemer, and Tess Cannon; siblings, Thomas (Margaret) Cannon, Mary Cannon, Kathleen Cannon, Dennis (Sylvia) Cannon, Dean Cannon, James (Karen) Cannon; father-in law, Ralph L. Miller; in-laws, Crystal Gillmore, Randy Gillmore, Jocelyn (David) Standiford; many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, Patrick, and Timothy; and his mother-in-law, Delores Miller.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 322 Ohio St., with Reverend Karen Pahl officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet Friday at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday at the church, 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association designated for Research and/or NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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