2010-02-11 / Obituaries

John Cason

John Cason John Cason John Oliver Cason, 69, of Cedarville, enjoyed a long career with a Cedarville limestone quarry and was active in his church and community. He also had a strong interest in aviation, as a member of Experimental Aviation Chapter 560. Mr. Cason died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace.

He was born January 29, 1941, in Star City, Arkansas, to Charles Cornelius and Letha (nee Safley) Cason.

When Mr. Cason was a child, his family moved to Conway, Iowa, and he was graduated from high school in Clearfield, Iowa.

He married Judith Ann Stephens in Diagonal, Iowa, September 13, 1959, and they moved to Cedarville in May 1961.

He worked for 40 years for Michigan Limestone Operations in Cedarville, retiring in May 2003.

Mr. Cason was a member of First Union Church in Cedarville, where he served on the church board and was a member of the choir. He served on the Port Dolomite Credit Union Board for many years. He was also inspector for the Les Cheneaux Islands Association for 35 years. A member of the Experimental Aviation chapter, he enjoyed anything connected with airplanes. Mr. Cason enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, aviation, music, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Judith; one daughter and her family, Joy and Wayne Davis of Creston, Iowa; two sons and their families, Joel and Sandi Cason of Forsyth, Georgia, and Jeffrey and Leanne Cason of Cedarville; and six grandchildren and their families, Ben and Keri Davis, Anne Davis and Kaj Johnson-O'Mara, John Cason, Storm Cason, Isabella Cason, and Lilianna Cason. Also surviving are three brothers and their families, Dwayne and Carol Cason of Clearfield, Jim and Cris Cason of Milton, Florida, and Frank Cason of Macon, Missouri; two sisters and their families, Nancy and Pat Germain of Gatesville, Texas, and Christine and Dick Fuchs of The Woodlands, Texas, and a stepbrother, Steven Kleckner of Afton, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Cason Jr., and one sister and her husband, Irma and Leroy Strasser.

Visitation was Tuesday, February 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Reamer Galer Funeral Home in Pickford, and Wednesday, February 10, from noon to 2 p.m. at First Union Church.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Union Church with the Reverend Jeffrey Meyers conducting the service.

Burial will be in the spring in Cedar Cemetery in Cedarville.

Memorials may be made to the First Union Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 426, Cedarville, Michigan 49719.

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