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September 20, 2020

8/12/2020 3:25:00 PM
Rick Gannott

Rick Gannott, 64, of Windom died Aug. 7, 2020, at Windom Area Health in Windom.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Adam Roberts officiating.
Special music will be provided by Dustin Stevens, pianist; and Brianna Bernard, vocalist.
Casket bearers will be Lymen and Pattie Holmes, Bill and Connie Voss, Don and Mary Kerkaert, Bill Bauman, Ken Harder and Curt Nelson.
Honorary bearers will be Elliot Klein Gannott, Merek Klein Gannott and members of the Karz & Trux Club.
Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., at LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom and continue Saturday at the church for one hour prior to the service.
The family requests casual dress with a car theme.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom is handling the funeral arrangements.
Ricky "Rick" Dwayne Gannott was born Sept. 23, 1955, to George Edward and Amy May (Towne) Gannott in Tracy. He was baptized at a young age and lived in Balaton until he was 8 years old when he moved with his family to the Hadley Corner.
Rick received his education in Slayton Public Schools, graduating in 1974. He furthered his education at Canby Vo-Tech, receiving an AA degree in auto mechanics.
In 1977, Rick married Lanita "Lonnie" Sandhurst at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Phingsten) in rural Fulda. They were blessed with two sons, Michael and Matthew. They lived in Windom, where Rick worked at Higley Ford, from right out of high school until retiring in April 2020.
Rick enjoyed restoring or preserving his classic cars; being outdoors, especially camping; and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was very proud of his two sons.
Rick was a longtime member of American Lutheran Church in Windom; Karz-n-Trux Car Club, assisting with its annual car show; Crown Victoria Association; and the Cushman Club of America.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Edward Gannott; two sisters, Mary (Gerald) Hetland and Kathy (Rick) Succucci; and brothers-in-law, Rick Succucci and Gerald Hetland.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Lonnie Gannott of Windom; two sons, Michael (Kimberly) Gannott of Huntsville, Ark.; and Matthew (James) Klein-Gannott of Plymouth; two grandsons; a sister, Verna (Wayne) Wee of Hadley; two brothers, David (Marilyn) Gannott of Marshall and Kenneth Gannott of Plymouth; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Gannott of Marshall.

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