In memory of
Brent Paul Cahoon
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In memory of
Brent Paul Cahoon
1960 ~ 2018 Brent Paul Cahoon (b 8/11/60, d 9/3/18), competitive even in death, he 'took the holeshot' on this one and beat everyone across the line. Serving as a sweep at an enduro race in Union SC he suffered a fatal heart attack and spent his last moments on this earth holding onto the handlebars of a Gas Gas 300. Exactly the way he'd want to go-just a couple of decades too soon. Brent was born in Logan UT to Dick Bingham Cahoon of Payson UT and Pauline Tate Cahoon of Logan UT-the eldest of 6 children. He graduated from Saxonburg HS in Butler PA, attended the Univ of Utah, earning his Associates degree and then moved back to the Midwest, where he exercised his artistic talent in the Chicago area designing and constructing decks (and second house floors and a random assortment of other things). From the day his father purchased the 2 Ossas, 2 Montessas and Hodaka Dirt Squirt, he had MOTORS indelibly embossed on his mind and heart. If it had a motor, he loved it!! He met his life's love, Laurie Kasperski, when she caught his eye at a retail store and the rest is history. While often a little rough around the edges (ok-sometimes a lot rough), he never waivered in his love and devotion to Laurie and their two beautiful daughters, Casie Marie (19 yo) and Haley Clare (13 yo). If there is one word that sums up Brent's larger-than-life personality, it is PASSION! He was passionate about everything he did, knew about, worked on or was responsible for. Brent is survived by his sweet and patient wife, Laurie Kasperski Cahoon, and daughters Casie Marie Cahoon and Hailey Clare Cahoon of Westmont IL. He is also survived by his parents, Dick B and Pauline T Cahoon of Cedar Hills UT, and siblings Bruce David Cahoon (Joni) of Asbury NJ, Mark Alan Cahoon (Diane) of Port Murray NJ, Matthew Leron Cahoon (ChristiAnn) of Elk Ridge UT, Sharon Marie Cahoon-Metzger (Ryan) of Sandy UT and Calvin Dirk Cahoon (Kari) of Payson UT in addition to many nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends, neighbors, fellow motor-lovers and Carbsport afficianados. He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Clarence and Wanda Kasperski. Viewing will be Friday, Sept 8 from 3-8 pm at the Chapel Hill Gardens Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 and the funeral will be Saturday Sept 9 at 9:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 111 South Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the girls' educational fund at https://www.gofundme.com/cahoon-children-educational-fund . A celebration of Brent's life for extended family in Utah will take place at a later date-possibly involving motors.
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In memory of
Brent Paul Cahoon
1960 ~ 2018 Brent Paul Cahoon (b 8/11/60, d 9/3/18), competitive even in death, he 'took the holeshot' on this one and beat everyone across the line. Serving as a sweep at an enduro race in Union SC he suffered a fatal heart attack and spent his last moments on this earth holding onto the handlebars of a Gas Gas 300. Exactly the way he'd want to go-just a couple of decades too soon. Brent was born in Logan UT to Dick Bingham Cahoon of Payson UT and Pauline Tate Cahoon of Logan UT-the eldest of 6 children. He graduated from Saxonburg HS in Butler PA, attended the Univ of Utah, earning his Associates degree and then moved back to the Midwest, where he exercised his artistic talent in the Chicago area designing and constructing decks (and second house floors and a random assortment of other things). From the day his father purchased the 2 Ossas, 2 Montessas and Hodaka Dirt Squirt, he had MOTORS indelibly embossed on his mind and heart. If it had a motor, he loved it!! He met his life's love, Laurie Kasperski, when she caught his eye at a retail store and the rest is history. While often a little rough around the edges (ok-sometimes a lot rough), he never waivered in his love and devotion to Laurie and their two beautiful daughters, Casie Marie (19 yo) and Haley Clare (13 yo). If there is one word that sums up Brent's larger-than-life personality, it is PASSION! He was passionate about everything he did, knew about, worked on or was responsible for. Brent is survived by his sweet and patient wife, Laurie Kasperski Cahoon, and daughters Casie Marie Cahoon and Hailey Clare Cahoon of Westmont IL. He is also survived by his parents, Dick B and Pauline T Cahoon of Cedar Hills UT, and siblings Bruce David Cahoon (Joni) of Asbury NJ, Mark Alan Cahoon (Diane) of Port Murray NJ, Matthew Leron Cahoon (ChristiAnn) of Elk Ridge UT, Sharon Marie Cahoon-Metzger (Ryan) of Sandy UT and Calvin Dirk Cahoon (Kari) of Payson UT in addition to many nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends, neighbors, fellow motor-lovers and Carbsport afficianados. He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Clarence and Wanda Kasperski. Viewing will be Friday, Sept 8 from 3-8 pm at the Chapel Hill Gardens Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 and the funeral will be Saturday Sept 9 at 9:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 111 South Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the girls' educational fund at https://www.gofundme.com/cahoon-children-educational-fund . A celebration of Brent's life for extended family in Utah will take place at a later date-possibly involving motors.
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Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home
17w201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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Friday, September 07
Friday, Sep 7
03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home
17w201 Roosevelt Road, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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Saturday, September 08
Saturday, Sep 8
09:30 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
111 S. Cass Ave, Westmont, IL
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