John A. Cation, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 31, 2013. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4205 Tracy Ave, Kansas City, MO, Followed by a funeral service. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
John, an only child, was born during the Depression as Joseph Lee Cort to Lila Griffith and Joseph Franklin Cort in rural Lone Star, Douglas County, Kansas. After his father died, when John was 10 years old, his mother remarried. He was legally adopted and his name changed to John Alexander Cation III.
After his graduation from North Kansas City High School, John entered the United States Air Force and served in Goose Bay Labrador for a year. He and Marjorie Wuebbold were married after he left the Air force, and he became an apprenticed cabinet-maker. He remained in that trade for forty years retiring in 1991.
John was confirmed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, KCMO in 1960. He and Marjorie transferred and he remained a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for 42 years, until the time of his death. John and Marjorie bowled for over twenty years in several leagues, including Redeemer’s and Immanuel’s and they were members of Immanuel’s Parent Teacher League.
From early childhood, John’s big passion in life was fishing (he could tell some whoppers!). He collected coins for many years and had a big fascination for trains.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Marjorie Wuebbold Cation; two daughters, Janice Cation Reynolds and husband David of Springfield, MO; Mary Cation Williams and husband Keith of KCMO; two granddaughters, Megan Reynolds Kilmer and husband Marcus of Springfield, MO; Julie Reynolds Dickey and husband Jason of Liberty, MO; great grandson, Evan Marcus Kilmer; and brother-in-law, Donald Wuebbold of Cole Camp, MO.
In lieu of flower, memorial tributes in Johns name may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Wayside Waifs. Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue springs, MO. Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.