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Paul Cannon-Holle April 7, 1961 - Sept. 12, 2008

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WHEATON -- Paul David Charles Cannon-Holle, 47, of Wheaton, formerly of Litchfield, died Friday at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis after complications following open-heart surgery.

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The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Church in Litchfield. Burial will be in the First Baptist Cemetery in Grove City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born April 7, 1961, in Litchfield to Doug and Ellen Jane (Lounsbury) Holle. He grew up on the family farm outside of Grove City. He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1979. He continued his education at Bethel University where he graduated in 1984, and completed his education at Bethel Seminary with a master's degree in 1988.

He married Dawn Herrick on June 11, 1983. He served pastorates in several rural communities throughout Minnesota, including Dalbo, Benson, Beardsley and Browns Valley. He also served as chaplain at North Memorial and Regions Hospitals and Augustana Homes in Litchfield.

He received a heart transplant when he was 24.

He married Angela Cannon on June 21, 2003, in Browns Valley. He retired from full-time pastoring in 2004 due to growing health concerns.

He is survived by his wife; children: David, Jacob, and Erin Holle of Litchfield; newborn daughter: Emma Claire Cannon-Holle of Wheaton; two stepchildren: Alex and Dillon of Wheaton; his father of Grove City; siblings: Candy (and John) Miller of Wasilla, Alaska, Debbie (and Jack) Brown of Kasilof, Alaska, Ann (and Bruce) Dibb of Blaine, Janelle (and Joe) Griffiths of Delano, Richard (and Judy) Holle of Litchfield and Joe Holle of Grove City.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

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