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.
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.