Michael W. Gannon, age 67, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away at 6:11 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Ind., with his family by his side.
Michael was born on September 1, 1946, in Valparaiso, Indiana, the son of Bernard and Anna (Hozpfel) Gannon. They preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Morgan Township High School, Valparaiso, Indiana. He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was formerly of Valparaiso, Indiana, and moved to the Fremont area in 1984.
He was retired from Zurcher Tire and Smith Enterprise in Angola, Indiana, and was a retired bus driver for Fremont Community Schools.
He was a member and past commander and currently was vice commander of the Fremont American Legion Cassel Post # 257.
Surviving are his five children, Tammy Gannon of Plymouth, Indiana, Terry Johnson and Jeremy Fugate of Fremont, Indiana, Bill and Chris Gannon of Scottville, Michigan, John and Kandy Gannon of Fremont, Indiana, and Bob and Laura Gannon of Mishawaka, Indiana. Also surviving the children's mother, Jule Lemster Gannon of Fremont, Indiana; 12 grandchildren, Todd Johnson and Tara Vreeland, Kayla Johnson, Haven Mikolajczyk, Joe Gannon, Justin Gannon, Kodey Smith, Chase Rathburn, Kacey Gannon, Kaleb Gannon, Morgan Gannon, Katherine Gannon and Greenlee Fugate; three great-grandchildren, Kaylynn Johnson, Kyla Johnson and Parker Johnson; and his siblings, Larry Gannon of St. Paul, Minn., Rita Matthys (Jim) of Westville, Ind., Lucy Cress of Fremont, Ind., Joanne Evans (Dick) of Springfield, Mo., Bernard Jr. Gannon (Carolyn) of Kouts, Ind., and Debbie Major (Kevin) of Hobart, Ind.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W. Maumee St., Angola, Ind., with Father Fred Pasche officiating.
Immediately following the Mass, military honors be conducted by members of the Fremont American Legion Post # 257.
Burial will be at a later date.
Memorials are to the Fremont American Legion Cassel Post # 257, Fremont, Ind.