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Happy 90th Birthday, John!

August 8, 2013
Emmetsburg News

John Gannon of Emmetsburg will celebrate his 90th birthday on August 15, 2013. John will commemorate this milestone birthday with his six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. His beloved wife of 60 years, Marge, passed away in 2010.

John's family invites friends to send birthday greetings to help him celebrate. Happy Birthday wishes may be sent to John at 201 Wallace St., Emmetsburg, IA 50536.

John was born in Varina, Iowa and graduated from Pocahontas Catholic High School in 1941. He served in China during World War II as a member of the Flying Tigers. After his service, he graduated from Buena Vista College and married Marge in 1950. He then completed his Master's degree from Drake University and began his career as an educator and school administrator. He was superintendent of schools for South Hamilton and Eagle Grove, and in Emmetsburg from 1970 until his retirement in 1988.

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