Gordy (Gordon) Lewis Cannon was born in Fargo, ND on March 22, 1938. He passed away at Sanford Broadway Hospital on Thanksgiving Day. He was a graduate of Fargo Central High School Class of ’56. He was confirmed at Olivet Lutheran Church but later joined the First Lutheran Church. Post graduate, he attended Business classes in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the manager of a grocery chain store. He transferred back to Minnesota and had a long career in sales that included territory manager for Bonneau, territory manager for the Coty division of Pfizer, and finally worked for Howard’s jewelry before his retirement. Gordy was a devoted husband, father, and friend to so many. He loved family time and had an incredible joy when he spent time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved the many years spent at the lake and later enjoyed his role in the Fargo Central Alumni Association, the Elks, his ‘Breakfast Club’ and keeping a pristine lawn! Gordy is survived by his wife Shermie (Sharon), his daughter Lori (Lee), his sons Todd Cannon (Carol) Mantorville, MN, and Christopher Cannon (Erin) of Fargo, ND, grandchildren Cody (Alisyn) Taylor Schuff (Chandler), Alysa and Bailey Cannon, Courtney Cannon, Hunter and Tanner Kiefel, and ‘baby girl’ Schuff, great-grandkids Aiyden and Kloii Myegeto, (their very special parents Andrew and Becca Myegeto), and Caroline and Norah Cannon. Gordy was so loved. His sense of humor brightened our lives. Resting place will be at Riverside Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held in March, 2022. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God.

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  1. Sending our sincere condolences and prayer’s for you Shermie and the Cannon family !! Love ya Kim and Robert Nerby

  2. We will miss you, as a cash wise cashier, it’s been a joy to get to know you. Well always think of the times you came in and bought 3 Powerball s or 3mega millions with the extras for $9.00.

    Well miss you Gordon rest in peace dear friend

  3. Shermie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May the memories that you made with Your husband, father, grandfather and friend help sustain you during this difficult time. Love, hugs, and prayers Shermie.
    Sue Foster

  4. Dearest Sharon, I was so saddened to see Gordy’s obituary. I remember when you first introduced him to the family. Mom (Cousin Carolyn) was a fan of you two and the love you shared. I remember being able to see the love between you. It was something very special. I’ll be saying words of comfort and peace for you as you adjust to your new normal. If you’d like to get together sometime, here’s my email: jprattjewels@gmail.com. I live in ND again! Sending you hugs from Mom in Heaven, and virtual hugs from me. Jeanne Pratt

  5. Deepest Sympathies to Gordy’s Family. I enjoyed visiting with him for the last 29+ years when he brought his vehicles into Lunde Auto Center.

  6. Dearest Shermie. I was so sad to hear about Gordy. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of his passing. God comfort you in the days ahead as you say your goodbye until you see each other again in eternity. Esther

  7. Shermie,
    I am so sorry to hear about Gordy. I remember the house parties on 10th street for the St.Ansgar gang. He was so kind! Our love and prayers to you and your family.
    Barry and Jana

  8. Gordy gave one hell of a ride tubing behind the boat! And he and Shermie were such gracious hosts whenever we got together. Good memories!

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure Gordy is looking down on all of us with his infectious smile, and trying to get a quick joke for a laugh! Love you all. Mike and Sherry Haecherl

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about Gordy’s passing. I was Gordy’s UPS driver when he lived on South 10th street. Gordy was always happy to see me when I delivered packages to him. My deepest condolences to Gordy’s family and friends. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless.

  11. To the Cannon Family
    Just heard about Gordy’s passing. Please know that the whole Cannon Family is in our prayers.
    Cookie and Jim Ebsen

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