Ira “Ike” Jacob Kannard, 101, of La Grande, passed away on August 3, 2019 at a local care facility. A Graveside Service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Ira was born on April 30, 1918 in Merna, Wyoming to William and Lula (Marsh) Kannard. He resided in Merna, WY; Helena, OK; Kiowa, KS; and La Grande, OR. He attended schools in Western Oklahoma and graduated from La Grande High School. He served our country while in the United States Army Corps during World War II.
Ira was employed with Boise Cascade from 1945 to 1980 as a Lumber Spotter and Saw Filer. He enjoyed fishing, camping, wood working and photography. During his time in the service, he received the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.