John J. Cantwell (1963-2013)

John J. Cantwell, age 49 a resident of Kenosha died from complications of multiple sclerosis on Saturday May 18th 2013 with family at his side at the Lakeview Specialty Hospital in Waterford WI.

Born on November 7th 1963 in Kenosha he was the son of the late William P. Cantwell Jr., and Mary Ann (Principe) Zekovic.

He was educated in the schools of Kenosha, having attended St. Marks Catholic Grade and St. Joseph Catholic High School. He also attended Carthage College and UW Parkside. He graduated from UW Milwaukee.

He worked as a Graphic Design Artist in Milwaukee.

He is survived by his step-mother Carole Cantwell, two brothers Jeffrey and Jason (Diana) Cantwell of Kenosha; four sisters Paula (Michael) Boettcher of North Carolina, Debbie (Greg) Stein of Kenosha, Edie (Steve) LaMothe of Pleasant Prairie, Anne (Brian) Taylor of Kenosha; nieces and nephews Joe LaMothe, Kristine (LaMothe) Harms, Erik LaMothe, Alexis Stein, Michael Boettcher, Laura Boettcher, Troy Weston,  Drew (Cantwell) Velasco, Dillon, Jason and Chad Cantwell, Brittney Taylor; and two great nephews and two great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and his step father Milun Zekovic.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday May 24th 2013 at 10:00AM at St. Marks Catholic Church in Kenosha. (7117-14th Avenue) Visitation with the family will be on Friday at the church from 9:00AM until the time of Mass. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the Kenosha Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Support Group would be appreciated. (c/o Alice Schwalbe, 6304-50th Street, Kenosha WI 53144.)

Thoughts for John J. Cantwell (1963-2013);

  • Ellen Ferwerda says:

    Always had a soft spot for John. Remember him fondly as a classmate. Pleased to hear he was surrounded and supported by family. May he rest in peace and I send my condolences to his family and friends.

  • peggy niccolai says:

    Paula and family,

    So sorry to hear about John. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
    Peggy Niccolai

  • Deepest condolences. I was a classmates of John’s in Milwaukee, and was thinking about him and some very humorous conversations we had. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • It was an honor to know John, we had a number of art discussions and musical encounters. I think of him often when I see a Hieronymus Bosch painting or print. I have a number of John’s original works of art. I proudly display his “fish on color coppier” How completely creative !

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