Bob Lennon

January 19, 1917 - December 15, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Canton United Methodist Church. Burial services will be held prior to the service.

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Canton. William Robert “Bob” Lennon, 99, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Canton Good Samaritan Society. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Canton United Methodist Church. Burial services will be held prior to the service. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Bob was born on a homestead near Reva, SD to Michael and Estella (Doane) Lennon on January 19, 1917. He was the third of seven children. He attended cooking school in California and later was drafted into the Army. In 1942 he married Gladys Dokken in California. They had one daughter, Janice. Bob farmed north of Canton until retiring in 1981. Gladys died in 1985.

He served on numerous county Republican committees, on the Board of Directors for Farmers State Bank, and was a member of Canton Lutheran Church.

In 1993, Bob married Adell Nickel. In their retirement years together they enjoyed traveling to many places around the United States and enjoyed their winters in Arizona. They were members of Canton United Methodist Church.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gladys; sister, Leona Linster; brothers, Gordon, Dan, Joe, and Wilmer Lennon. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Adell; daughter, Janice (Corky) DeJong; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kim), Timothy (Kelli), Darren (Sandy), and Cathryn DeJong (Jared Fredrickson); great-grandchildren; Zach, Hailea, Alex, Dylan, Jackson, and Jacob DeJong, Brandon and Kaleb Joffer, sister, Laura Hess; Adell’s 5 children, Doug (Diane), Duane (Pat), Darrell (Kari), Dean (Sandy), and Denise Nickel; Adell’s 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; along with numerous other relatives and friends. The family requests memorials be directed to the Canton Transit.


 

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  1. During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    – The AseraCare Hospice Team

  2. Jan and family, My sympathies to you on the passing of your father. It’s hard to have them leave us but you were blessed with his earthly presence for a long time. Celebrate his long and wonderful life and remember all the happy times. Memories are a wonderful thing !! Peace be with you!

  3. We are thinking of you all!! Wish we lived closer! Prayers and Love sent to the whole family!
    Loved my uncle Bob!

  4. I’m so glad he had such a good life,sorry he had to suffer at the end, but glad he’s at a good place where he won’t have anymore suffering,I loved him dearly.He’ll be missed allot .Sister Laura

  5. Dear Adell, Jan, Corky and your whole beautiful family.

    I’m so sad for all of you. We always think that the people we love will just always be there…I’m so happy that all of you had a loving, kind and respectful relationship.
    Thank you Jan, and to Uncle Bob for being a part of my brother’s and my life.
    My thought when you called to tell me the news: Yippie, now Uncle Bob is in heaven cooking up a storm and reminiscing with all of those brother’s that went before him.
    My heart and prayers will be with you and the family on the 22nd.
    Love to you all.
    Cousin Gloria

  6. So sorry for your loss, Jan and family. He was blessed in so many ways, and to have the longevity of life was just one of them. May you be comforted in this time. Sincerely, Dean and Arla Albertsen

  7. I did not have the good fortune to meet “Grandpa Bob”; however, hearing Jeff talk about him, he was surely an amazing man with a golden heart. Our deepest sympathy to Jeff and Kim, Jan & Cork, Adelle, and the entire DeJong/Lennon family. Take special care.

  8. Jan, my condolences to you on the loss of your dad. I’m sure it’s harder near the holidays. My dad passed away on Dec. 15, 1989. I hope you’re well. Lanea’s health issues keep us from much travel, so we haven’t been to a reunion since ’10. Take care.