David Charles Cannons — Rochester

David Charles Cannons, 28, of Rochester, Minn., passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

David was born in Rochester on July 8, 1987, to Paul and Katie (Gurney) Cannons. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 2005. David worked for Menards and, in 2006, started working for McNelius Truck Manufacturing and Oshkosh Defense Tactical Vehicle Manufacturing in Kuwait and Afghanistan for five years.

He enjoyed motorcycle riding, boating and camping, road trips with friends and family and country music.

He is survived by his mother, Katie Cannons, of Rochester; sister, Tiffany Cannons, of Rochester; brother, Brian Cannons, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Lois Gurney, of Vadnais Heights, Minn.; nephew, Carson Mueller; aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog, Chaz.

David was preceded in death by his father, Paul, in 2012; his paternal grandparents; and maternal grandfather.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 N. Broadway, Rochester. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

The Rev. Phil Strom will be officiating, with interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester. Memorials may be designated to National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901; 507-289-3600.