Arlo Wayne Kanter, Janesville, WI (1926-2014)

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

September 15, 1926 - March 27, 2014

Arlo Wayne Kanter, Janesville, went to his eternal home Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. Arlo was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Koshkonong, WI, the son of Frank and Eleanor Kanter. He attended Otter Creek Public School and graduated from Milton Union High. Arlo served in the army with the 102nd Ozark Division and the Big Red One in World War II. After being discharged, he returned to Germany, and married Anneliese Irmgard Jacob in 1951. They were married for 56 years. He worked at the GM Plant in Janesville for 43 years. Arlo enjoyed trains, gardening, feeding birds, classical music, and singing hymns. He was a member of The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.

Arlo is survived by his children: Erwin (Kathy) Kanter of Janesville, Eric Kanter of Janesville, Regina Kanter-Cronin of Madison, Edwin (Bonnie) Kanter of Janesville, Mark Kanter of Janesville, Lisa (Ken) Bessel of Janesville, Karin (Tom) Warrenburg of Wisconsin Rapids; and six very special grandchildren: Anneliese Kanter-Cronin; Petra Kanter-Cronin; Whitley Warrenburg; Spencer Warrenburg; Sydney Warrenburg; and Khendell Bessel; as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anneliese (2007); one daughter, Anita; and four siblings.

The Family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following: His Dean primary care physician, Dr. H. Ramsey-your gentleness throughout the years did not go unnoticed; to Azura Memory Care Facility in Clinton, for the wonderful care and friendship especially his tablemates, Neal, Bob and Lester; Dr. Hyung Kim and his nurse, Heather of Mercy for the excellent care and compassion during his brief stay in the hospital; and to Mercy Hospice staff, Angie, Chaplain Stuart, and especially Tracy for their unbelievable kindness and support.

THE NEPTUNE SOCIETY is assisting the family. To honor Arlo’s wishes, a private memorial service will be held at ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH with Pastor Dan Decker presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice.

Peace is a treasure that once found far exceeds its expected value.


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