Obituary: Roy T. Cantu

May 28, 1946 – March 24, 2020

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Roy T. Cantu, age 73 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

He is survived by his beloved wife: Jannit; children: Casandra (David) Bustamante, Heather (Donald) Witvoet, and Hud Cantu; grandchildren: Joshua and Patrick Bustamante, Gavin, Leira, and Ilsa Witvoet, and Aurora Cantu; stepchildren: Carla and Kelly Gibson; step grandchildren: Nicholas Gibson and Amber Gibson; and step great grandchildren: Isaac Gibson, Luxe Simmons, and Raven Orton. Also surviving is his brother: Al Cantu and sister: Linda Karwoski (significant other Larry Higgins). Roy was preceded in death by his sister: Rachel Baker and stepson: Adam Hollis.

Due to the current health environment, visitation and funeral services are private. There will be a public memorial service at a later date. Roy will be laid to rest in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, IN.

Roy was an All Star in high school. He enjoyed wrestling, baseball, and football, and he had coached kid’s football. He had worked as a foreman/custodian at TF South High School for many years.

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12 thoughts on “Obituary: Roy T. Cantu”

  1. I was a student at South and worked with Roy in the summer of ’84 while I was on summer break. He was a great guy! So sorry for your loss, especially during these trying times. My thoughts and prayers to Roy’s family.

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  2. Was very nice person to be around . I work in the summertime at the High school . In the mid 90’s Roy would give jobs to do .
    On the other side my family knew the Cantu . My deepest sympathy to all Cantu family

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  3. My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Roy. Knew Roy as a good friend growing up near each other in Lansing many years ago. We had common interests esp. sports. Always seemed happy with a great smile. A gentleman.

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  4. Roy was a great guy– a great athlete, teammate and friend.
    I pray for the peace and comfort of the beautiful Cantu family.
    Jim Sullivan, St. Ann’s, ’62.

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  5. Sending condolences, love and hugs to the Cantu family. Working with Roy was always a pleasure at TFS. He went above and beyond to keep us happy. Hugs to the entire Cantu family.

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  6. Worked with Roy in the maintenance department. I learned a lot from him in my years at TFS . He will be missed. Sending condolences too the family in the tuff times.

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  7. My condolences to the Cantu to family. I have many wonderful memories of Roy and Al as well. Roy was and is a well respected man. My prayers go out to the family.

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  8. My deepest condolences to the Cantu family. Our families were neighbors in Lansing and fellow parishioners at St Ann’s. May Roy Rest In Peace.

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