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Wayne Allen Cantrell

October 25, 1951 — February 10, 2024

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Wayne Allen Cantrell

Wayne Allen Cantrell, age 72, went to be with Jesus on February 10, 2024. Beloved husband for 42 years of Betsy Cantrell nee Gerich. Loving father of Annie Cantrell, James (Megan) Cantrell, Steven Cantrell, Adam Cantrell, and Joshua Cantrell. Proud Papa of Nicholas (Destanie), Abigail, Charlotte, Mya, and Lily and great-grandfather of Nicholas. Dear brother of Candice (Andrew) Evans and uncle of Lee (Lisa) Evans. He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Maxine Cantrell and his nephew Robert Kuersten. Cherished uncle, cousin, in-law, and friend to many who will miss him deeply.

      Wayne greeted everyone with a smile and never met a stranger. He was soft-spoken but when he did speak, his wisdom and gentle manner made you sit up and listen. He was a proud Christian and has walked with his Lord since 1980. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, recreational shooting, and was most importantly, spending time with his family and friends, especially at Cubs games.

      He was proud to serve his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He also volunteered at A Cup of Joe Veteran's Outreach. He then spent 52 years in the Local 150 Heavy Equipment Operator Union. He was the head of the Men's group at the Gathering Place in Libertyville. He also coached his boys in Little League and was a Royal Ranger leader.

      Friends and family will meet for Visitation from 10AM-12PM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Warren Funeral Home, 1475 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee. The Funeral Service will begin at 12PM followed by the entombment at Warren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wayne's name to the Abiding Love Food Pantry, 2929 Bethel Boulevard in Zion would be greatly appreciated. Wayne will be deeply missed by all who know and love him.

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Visitation

Thursday, February 22, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 22, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Interment

Thursday, February 22, 2024

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum

1475 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031

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