Stephen M. Cannaday, 72, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 10:04 a.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at The Madison. He was born on September 4, 1944 in Fort Madison, IA to William & Rilla Dye Cannaday. He married Barbara A. Bohnenkamp on November 16, 1973 in Hamilton, IL. He worked for 30 years at Climax in Fort Madison and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the N.R.A. and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Steve is survived by: his wife: Barbara Cannaday of Fort Madison, IA; 2-daughters: Christi Cannaday of Fort Madison, IA & Kelly (Ben) Spencer of Johnston, IA; 5-grandchildren: Kenzie Wellman, Maxwell Spencer, Raegan Wellman, Finlay Spencer & Wilcoe Spencer; 1-brother: Phil Cannaday of Braintree, MA. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 with the funeral service to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. all at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Pete Hagglund officiating. Burial with military rites performed by the Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established in Steve’s name. Online condolences to Steve’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.