John “Jack” Kane, 75, passed away March 31, 2021 at home. Jack was born May 29, 1945 in Chicago. He was adopted by Thomas & Anne Kane, who preceded him in death. Per his wishes, Jack will be cremated and laid to rest next to his late wife Sheryl at Hicks Cemetery in Perrysville, IN. Memorial visitation will be on Friday, April 9, 2021 from noon-3pm at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Family and friends will be gathering at Sarge’s Banquet Hall around 5pm.
Jack is survived by his wife Molly, two daughters: Deanna (Jake) Stillwell and Jennifer (Dan) Gresser (and their mother Judy Thomas); two granddaughters: Annabelle & Abbagayle Stillwell; two step-granddaughters: Bailey & Cambria Gresser; stepdaughter Sara (Abraham) Washington (mother Judy Thomas) and family. Jack was blessed to finally locate his birth mother Lucille, who is deceased, to whom he is grateful for the gift of life. Upon this discovery he gained 2 half sisters, Luann & Mary Jo Shepich; 1 half brother Jerry (Millie) Shepich; nephew Chris (Kim) Midlock and family.
Jack attended St. Marys and Holy Cross schools in Champaign. Chaminade College Preparatory in St. Louis, Mo. Graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Business Administration. He was employed by General Foods, RJ Reynolds, Peterson/Puriton. In 1980 he formed K&A Construction which later became Kane Construction in 1987. Jack retired after 35 years from roofing in 2015.
Jack enjoyed watching Fox News, making his signs & yard art. He enjoyed his manicured lawn & loving on his & Mollys numerous fur kids. Most of all, Jack loved his family & his family of friends.
To quote his favorite song: “I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried. I’ve had my fails, my share of losing. And now as tears subside, I find it all so amusing. To think I did all that, and may I say, not in a shy way. No, oh no not me, I did it my way.”
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