John F. Kane

** Please note the date of the service is September 8, 2023**

John F. Kane, age 76, of the Sunset Home, died on Monday, August 28, 2023 in the Home. He was born on December 29, 1946 in Quincy, the son of Riley and Regina (Lechtenberg) Kane. John worked in retail starting out selling vacuums door to door. He then later owned and operated the Vac-Shack in both Hannibal and Quincy.

John was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School where he played football and basketball. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Twin Oaks. In his younger years he enjoyed duck hunting and fishing, golf and playing cards with family and friends.

He is survived by:
His former wife, Linda Kane
His children: Candice Bartley (Shane) and Riley Kane (Jessica) all of Quincy.
His grandchildren: Jack, Claire, and Jessica Bartley; Molly Carl, and Blaise and Skyler Kane.
His siblings: Mary Oakley, Tom Kane (Shirley), Pat Kane (Diane) and Robert Kane.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

John was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Jennifer Kane, and 2 siblings: Joanne Kemner and James Kane.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Inurnment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023 from 9:30 until 10:30 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Sunset Home Activities Fund. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Mark Neiswender on August 30, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing, we had a lot of laughs over our lifetime! I remember one time, he came into The Patio and threw the vacuum he was carrying down the stairs! He said “indestructible”, I said, “I’ll take three”! Great guy! Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP, John.

  2. Angela Warning on August 30, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family. It was my honor and privilege to get to take care of John over the years. He kept me on my toes he will be missed.

  3. Paul K Geers on August 31, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Dear Kane family,
    I was visiting someone at the home where he lived, and coming out the elevator, John said Hello to me. I said Omg, John Kane.
    I knew him and his family from St. Rose parish years ago.
    We had a nice long talk, i had not seen in 50 yrs. Same smile. I asked about Robert since he and i went to school there.
    God rest his soul, he always had a great Kane smile and was great to talk with.
    Ill have a mass said at St. Rose too.
    God Bless him on his journey home.
    Paul K. Geers

  4. Bill Durst on August 31, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    My condolences to the family. Remember John from high school football days

  5. Henry Geise on September 8, 2023 at 9:06 am

    My deepest condolences to the Kane family on the passing of John.

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