Michael W. Gannon

September 1, 1946October 10, 2013

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.


  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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October 16, 2013

I will always remember Mike. He was the best Bus Driver ever. So sorry to hear. Teresa

Stu Zurcher

October 15, 2013

To Mike Gannon family, my deepest and sincere sympathies to you and have many great memories of working with Mike over the years! He was a great comrade and friend and always had everyone's best interest at heart!
Stu Zurcher

Bryon Wells

October 15, 2013

To John, and your entire family,
Deepest sympathies, we are saddened to hear this. May GOD bless you all and comfort each and every one of you in your time of need.Prayers for you all

October 13, 2013

Tammy, Terry, Johnny, Billy, Bobbie, & Jule--My most sincere sympathy to all of you and your families. B. Sheffield

Brett, Gina and Sadie Spratley

October 13, 2013

Dear Gannon Family and Friends,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this time of sadness. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies.
From our family to yours...peace, prayers and blessings.

Valerie Leskowyak Outman

October 13, 2013

My deepest and sincere sympathies to all the family...
May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time!

October 12, 2013

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you will find comfort in knowing others care and are near in thought today.

Willie and Gail Spratley

October 12, 2013

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you will find comfort in knowing others care and are near in thought today.

October 12, 2013

Prayers to all the Gannon family. God must have needed another 1965 Morgan Graduate in Heaven. Hugs & deepest sympathy to all of you. Bev (Snider) Beschinski Morgan Graduate

Pauline (Adam) DuFallo school mate

October 12, 2013

In this difficult time, may you be at peace knowing that the Lord has called Mike to his eternal home and is resting comfortably in the arms of our father. You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers.