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Cahoon, Justin C. 2001-2006

SMITH, CAHOON, BERGESON, MAUST, PALMER

Posted By: Volunteer
Date: 3/30/2006 at 20:13:47

Justin Cahoon

Justin Charles Cahoon, 4, Monona, Iowa, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, from injuries sustained in a house fire. He was born September 17, 2001, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., to Nathan and Melanie (Smith) Cahoon. Justin attended pre-school at MFL-MarMac.

He loved to play with his brother and sister. Justin liked Spider Man, Sponge Bob Square Pants, puzzles, cars, trucks, and trains. Orange was his favorite color.

Survivors include his parents, Nathan and Melanie Cahoon of Monona; one sister, Cassie Cahoon of Monona; one brother, Jacob Cahoon of Monona; paternal grandparents Todd and Kathy Cahoon of Monona; maternal grandparents Dennis and Cindy Smith of Waukon; paternal great-grandmother Barbara Bergeson of Waukon; maternal great-grandparents Lyla Smith of Waukon and Robert and Helen Maust Jr. of New Albin; his uncle, Matt Cahoon; an aunt, Michelle Cahoon; and another uncle, Jeremy Smith; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Justin was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Wilbur and Janie Cahoon and Lee Palmer and Howard Bergeson, and maternal great-grandfather, Howard Kenneth Smith.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 2, 2005, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona with Rev. Allen Bidne officiating. Burial followed at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona. Leonard Funeral Home, Monona, was in charge of arrangements.

Casketbearers were Matt Cahoon, Adam Ewing, Cory Pritchard, Jeremy Smith, and Randy Richard. Honorary casketbearers were Dale Radloff, Allan Troester, and John Ruff.

March 8, 2006, Waukon Standard

Justin Cahoon
Justin Charles Cahoon, age 4, of Monona, Iowa, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, from injuries sustained in a house fire. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. The Rev. Allen Bidne will officiate. Burial will follow in Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2006, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Leonard Funeral Home, Monona, and one hour before service time at the church Thursday.

Survivors include his parents, Nathan and Melanie Cahoon of Monona; one sister, Cassie Cahoon, and one brother, Jacob Cahoon; paternal grandparents Todd and Kathy Cahoon of Monona and maternal grandparents Dennis and Cindy Smith of Waukon.

SATURDAY BLAZE CLAIMS MONONA FOUR-YEAR OLD

A Saturday morning, Feb. 25 house fire claimed the life of four-year old Justin Cahoon, son of Nathan and Melanie Cahoon of rural Monona. The fire reportedly began when the young boy and his five-year old brother, Jacob, were playing with the wood stove that heated the home at 211 Suttle Creek Road about five miles northeast of Monona, near the Allamakee-Clayton county line. When Monona firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was engulfed in flames.

According to family sources, Jacob ran to find his mother when the fire began, but Justin apparently ran in another direction. After taking Jacob outside to safety, Melanie returned into the blazing home to search further, but could not find Justin. Reports indicate that his body was later found in a bedroom closet, where it is believed he tried to hide from the flames.

A notice of funeral services for Justin Cahoon can be found on Page 5 of this week’s edition of The Standard.

Waukon Standard, March 1, 2006


 

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