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E. "Don" Gannon, 60, of Grand Island died Wednesday, April
30, 2008, at his home.
will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. There will
be a family prayer at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in Grand Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mr. Gannon was born May 14, 1947, at Grand Island to Elmer and Lillian Gannon.
He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Gannon.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Barbara; his mother Lillian
Gannon, a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Barbara Gannon of York, two sisters
and a brother-in-law, Daisy Abarr of Burlington, Kan., and Donna and Jay Lankford
Those also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Cody and Crystal
Gannon, mother-in-law, Nora Straube of York, brothers-in-law and their spouses,
Kenneth and Janet Morner, Donald and Charlotte Morner, Dennis and Jacque Morner
and sister-in-law Donna Morner, many nieces and nephews and his Dachshunds, Bubba,
Dolly and Harley.
His father and an infant brother also preceded him in death.
Don was raised and received his education in Grand Island and York, graduating
from York High School, class of 1965. He entered the United States Navy. On Aug.
21, 1967, he was united in marriage to Barbara Morner. They lived in York before
moving to Grand Island in 1968. He was employed by the Ordinance Plant until
its closing when he went to work for the Platte Generating Plant where he worked
for over 35 years.
He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, IBEW Local 1597 serving as president
1977-1990 receiving the Nolan Award in 1994, vice president of the Utility Workers
Union, charter member of the Central Nebraska Wild Turkey Federation, Platt Duetsche,
and the Saddle Club. He was active in Little League for many years and loved
Memorials are suggested to the church or family's