John Cahoon, age 76, of Highland, passed away Thursday, October 9, at his home. Funeral services for 76 year-old John Cahoon will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial with military honors will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
He was born on May 15, 1938 at Highland the son of Letto and Anna Jane (Strohkirch) Cahoon. He married Virginia Louise Hassur on January 22, 1972 at Elko, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; 2 Sisters, June Clifton and Crystal Carter.
John worked most of his life as a chef. First with Village Inn Pancake House and later with Stuart Anderson Black Angus Steakhouse both in Boise, Idaho. After he made his home in Highland he owned and operated a handyman and lawn care service. He was a veteran of the Air Force.
Survivors include: His wife, Virginia L. Cahoon of Highland, IL; Daughter, Jacqueline L. Kelly of Emmett, Idaho; Sons, James L. (wife, Lynn) Cahoon of Alton, IL, Joseph L. Cahoon of Highland, IL and John C. Cahoon Jr. of Mud lake, Idaho; 11 Grandchildren; Many Great Grandchildren; Sister, Bonnie Koch of Phoenix, AZ; Brother, Leo (wife, Frieda) Cahoon of Highland, IL; Many Nieces and Nephews.