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Mary J. Cannon

August 25, 1947 - August 4, 2020

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Mary Jane Cannon, 72, of La Crosse, Wis., died on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, due to pancreatic cancer, in Elroy Health Services Nursing Home. She was born in La Crosse on August 25, 1947 to Earl and Marie Howe (Wickert). She married Ivan Milton Cannon on Aug. 23, 1979 in Chicago, Ill.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda Howe; 4 sons, Brian Howe, Bruce (Dawn) Howe, Brent Howe, and Robert (Brittany) Cannon; 7 grandchildren, Melinda, Amanda, Samantha, Daniel, Isaac, Gunner and Sawyer; 10 great-grandchildren, Joseph, Maryah, Amiracle, Mikyng, Charlotte, Allison, Carson, Aspyn, Saige and Kimber; two sisters, Elizabeth Tooke and Lucielle Marsh, three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Marie Howe, her husband Ivan Cannon, and 6 brothers, Floyd, Robert, James, Walt, Don, and George Howe.

She enjoyed taking care of family and provided in-home care for visiting nurses, and was always into sales with either Stanley products, Sarah Coventry Jewelry, Avon and Tupperware. She liked to sell and loved to BUY. She loved and enjoyed her grandkids and great-grandkids, spending time together with family and friends inside or outside, Sunday meals and Bingo were a MUST. She always went above and beyond for others and would do anything for anybody. Her heart was made of gold.

Family and friends may visit at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South, La Crosse from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Memorial Service to starting at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2020. Burial will follow at French Island Cemetery.

Flowers and memorials are appreciated.

In honor of Mary Cannon:

God saw she was getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So he put his arms around her

And whispered “Come with me”


With tearful eyes watched

Her gradually fade away

Although we loved her dearly

We could not make her stay.


A Golden Heart stopped beating

Caring hands to rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the Best