John Vann

May 23, 1940 ~ February 27, 2021 (age 80)


John Vann, age 80, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021, after a long battle with dementia at his home in Grove City, MN.  A graveside service will be held at a later date.

John Vann was born on May 23, 1940 in Vinita, Oklahoma.  After high school John served four years in the Navy and then worked six years for MSTS, Military Sea Transportation Service.  In 1968, he was hired by Northwest Airlines where he worked for 35 years as a member of the ground crew in Seattle, Washington.  He was united in marriage to Rebecca Nelson of Grove City, MN in 1980.  They were blessed with two children Cameron and Tracy.

John was an avid golfer and played hundreds of rounds of golf with his friends and coworkers.  His golf outings allowed him to travel to courses throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  His greatest joy was golfing with his children, helping coach their golf teams and watching them play in their tournaments.

The family would like to thank the Ecumen Adult Day and Hospice programs for their wonderful care and support.

John is survived by his wife Rebecca Vann of Grove City, son, Cameron and grandsons; Cohen and Cassius of Maui, Hawaii and daughter, Tracy of Tacoma, Washington.  He is also survived by his brother Carl (Angie) Allen of Universal City, Texas, sisters; Bea (Van) West of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lynette Allen and Elizabeth Allen of Vinita, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his mother and step father Mary and Silas Allen and brother Willie Allen.



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