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Raymond S. Cantonwine


Raymond S. Cantonwine, 81, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at his home surrounded by family members. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, also at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
Raymond was born on March 1, 1937, to Leland and Marie (Maubry) Cantonwine in Vinton. Raymond graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945. Raymond enjoyed 4-H while in school and was a professional photographer after graduation. He also worked as a plumber for Ron Elwick in Vinton and later farmed for Vern Bascom. Raymond worked as a self-employed carpenter doing ventilation work on agricultural buildings. His greatest joy in life was spending time teaching his many skills and stories with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as riding around with his dog, Sissy.
Raymond is survived by his daughters, Kim (Mike Abbott) Cantonwine, Cheryl (Pat) Whitney, Patricia (David) Gunningham, Andrea (Mike King) Cantonwine, Julie (Jon) Vogt and Benita Dietrich; his sons, Steven Cantonwine and Mark Cantonwine; his 25 grandchildren, his 17 great-grandchildren and a very large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Dale and Donald; his grandson, Matthew; and his niece, Bonnie.