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Lois Martha Cantwell

January 4, 1916 May 26, 2007
Lois Martha Cantwell
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Obituary for Lois Martha Cantwell

Lois M. Cantwell, 91, of Vinton, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at the Vinton Lutheran Home where she had been a resident since October of 2006. She had been a homemaker and farm wife in the Dysart area for many years.     Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton with Father David Ambrosy officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM at Russell Funeral Home in Vinton, and from 8:30 AM Wednesday until service time at the church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.    Lois was born January 4, 1916, in Garrison, Iowa, the daughter of Frederick W. and Wilhelmina Fett Kirchner. She graduated from Keystone High School in 1932.    Lois married Bill Cantwell on May 5, 1936, in Van Horne, Iowa. The couple farmed together all their married adult life in the Dysart area. Bill preceded Lois in death in September of 2003.     She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton.    Lois is survived by one daughter, Carol Bascom of 1505 D Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349, where condolences may be mailed. Also surviving is one granddaughter, Amy (John) Warther of Vinton, one grandson, Zachary Bascom, and other relatives and many friends.    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; six brothers and one sister.    A memorial fund has been established.


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