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Jack E. Cantwell

Apr 16, 2013

Jack E. Cantwell, 85, Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the Forest Home Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Forest Home Chapel. There will be no visitation. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to

Born Feb. 2, 1928, in rural Henry County, he was the son of Gilbert Stuckey and Opal Verlee (Nihart) Cantwell.

He attended Mt. Pleasant High School and graduated in 1947. In 1951 he married Donna Jean Wherle. They later divorced. In October of 1964, he married Margie A. Thomas. She preceded him in death.

For 53 years, he worked as a car salesman. He began working for Robert Anderson from 1949 to 1952. Other dealerships he worked for include Lyman-Sheets Motors, Jim Cordes and Neusom-Chittendon. In 2001 he retired being a car salesman from Shottenkirk Motors.

He was a former member of the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club. He was a past member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #58 and of the Mt. Pleasant Moose Lodge. He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed spending time with friends and playing cards.

Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Jean Modak of Palm Bay, Fla.; one son, Kurt Cantwell of Mojave, Calif.; four grandchildren; one half-brother, Virgil (Linda) Barr of Mt. Pleasant; and two half-sisters, Joyce Young of Mt. Pleasant, and Sharon Moxley of Phoenix, Ariz.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sisters, Charetta and Verlee Carver.


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