Wayne Cantlin

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EARLVILLE - Emmett Wayne Cantlin, 71, of rural Earlville, died Sept. 25, 2020 at his home. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at St. Theresa Church in Earlville with Rev. Jean Tayoro, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Freedom Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 until 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

Pallbearers will be Jack, Ryan, Joe, Tim and Jeremy Cantlin, Glenn Mendell, Marty Graham and Rob Doughty. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Curl and Joe Hoffman.

Wayne was born Dec. 21, 1948 in Ottawa to Emmett and Linda (Pucci) Cantlin. He married Barbara Johnson on June 27, 1970 at St. Theresa Church in Earlville.

Survivors include his wife, Barb; his mother, Linda Cantlin of Ottawa; one daughter, Jodi L. (Dustin) McDermith of Harrisburg, N.C.; three grandchildren, Taylor, Mason and Addison; and two sisters, Janet Lane of Chicago and Judith (Tim) Ho of Boston, Mass.

He was preceded in death by his father and one son, John Wayne Cantlin.

Wayne received his Associates degree from Joliet Junior College. He was a life-long farmer and a truck driver for A & R Transport for over 20 years. He was a member of the Army Reserves and of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wedron. He enjoyed antique tractors and camping and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for charities to be determined.

Sign the online guestbook and share remembrances at www.MuellerFH.com.