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Harvey Kanter

March 30, 1960 — June 18, 2018

Harvey Kanter

Harvey W. Kanter

Age 58 of Wilmington and formerly of Sparta, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly Monday, June 18, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born March 30, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Harvey Walter was the son of Arthur T. and the late Virginia (Mahnke) Kanter. He was raised and educated in Milwaukee and went on to proudly serve for 27 years in the 32nd Division of the United States Army and during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On February 11, 1980 Harvey married the love of his life Theresa Pawlowski in Milwaukee and together they made a home and raised a family. He worked as a groundskeeper in various National Cemeteries throughout the country, most recently at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. In his free time, Harvey enjoyed hunting (thanks to Jeff Cronk), camping and fishing. He also enjoyed working on and around the house, but his most treasured times were always spent with family, especially his grandkids.

Harvey is survived by his wife of 38 years, Theresa; father: Art (Pat) Kanter; daughters: Michelle (Jim) Olson and Julie (Dennis) Whitehead; grandchildren: Christian, Trevor, Mace, Johnathon and Violet; sisters: Violet, Catherine and Susan Kanter; brother and sisters-in-law: Michael (Jean) Pawlowski, Sue Pawlowski and Carol (Kevin) Rosciszewski, numerous nieces and nephews, Gene and the entire staff at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, and all of his friends in Wisconsin.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia; father-in-law: Jerome Pawlowski and grandparents, Harvey and Violet Mahnke.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 12:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington.

Per Harvey’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Harvey’s memory to his family for their distribution.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Harvey’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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