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Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Saturday February 20th, 2021
9:00am - 11:00am

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St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Saturday February 20th, 2021

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Vonna L. Cantu

Vonna L. Cantu

Nee: Edmonds

Age 82, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at her home with family by her side.

Survived by her loving husband John Cantu; two daughters Michelle (David) Platt and Patty (Dave) Hallerberg; grandsons Kevin (Andrea) Platt, Ryan and Kyle Hallerberg;  Two sisters Barbara Taylor and Rose(Donald) McCowan; two sisters-in-law Diane Cantu and Lucy Cantu.  Numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents William “Foley” and Grace (Arnett) Edmonds; three sisters Alberta (Bernard) Fulkerson , Betty (John) Debelak and Shirley(Bill) Blaylock. 
In-laws John and Julia Cantu; one sister in law Mary Wiegman and brothers in law Jerry Cantu and Roger Taylor.

Born in Bloomington, IL, living in Joliet.    Vonna was a devout Christian and a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.    She truly loved her dear friends, neighbors, family, three grandsons, granddaughter and all her fur grandbabies.    Vonna was “mom” to so many, who loved her like their own.  She always went out of her way to help in so many ways.  Vonna was a prime example of what a mother should be.   She was known for taking pride in having a spotless clean house, making the best cakes and decorated them for all occasions, always decorating for every holiday, hosting the parties and had the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus make an appearance.  

Thank you to Dr. Abdul Sankari, Patty Peterson, NP and the staff at Heartland for the wonderful care, also thank you to JOHA, Joliet Community Hospice and Amita Home Health.  

Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m.    Interment at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. If you are unable to attend the service in person please click the video link to view the livestream. Visitation Saturday morning 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   In lieu of flowers memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf St., Joliet, IL 60436 would be appreciated.  

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Michelle,Dave and Kevin and families,
So very sorry to read about your mom, mother in law,and grandma.Besides soccer once upon a time,didnt know her too much. But during
those soccer years I really enjoyed being around your mom and dad. Nice people
supporting their grandson and the game,and
a nice job of raising you Michelle. Diane and I
are very sorry for your loss. Don and Diane Lutz

Donald Lutz Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family. The few times I had the privilege to be around Mrs. Cantu she was so warm and friendly. She was everyones Mom and you couldnt help but notice her kindness. Mario, Sue, and TJ Pistilli

Mario Pistilli Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vonna Cantu

Mario Pistilli Feb 20 2021 12:00 AM

To Cantu Family,

My sincere condolences to you. She was such a joy to work with at Heartland. We called her Mom because she was like a mother to all of us. She was so kind and would always remember to bake us the best birthday cakes for our birthdays. She will be dearly missed!

Eugene Chiu

Eugene Chiu Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Cantu Family,
We are all so sorry for your loss. We remember her as a loving caring individual who could make anything. Tom and I were blessed to have her make our cake and the flowers for our wedding. They were perfect. The last time we saw her we remember the big hug she gave us even though she had not seen us in years. Our hearts are broken for you. May God help you all to find peace and comfort knowing that you will see her again. Tom and Shirley Koppen and Family

Tom Koppen Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Cantu family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mom, and grandma.. I have very fond memories of her when I was cheering with Patty and Michelle (as coach) for Joliet East. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jean Ann Meyerhoff (Garland)

JEAN ANN MEYERHOFF Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

Vonna was the kindest, most loving lady I have ever known. Her kindness and warmth was a ray of sunshine . She and her husband, Jack were the sweetest couple. She was a great example of how a christain person should live. I send all my love to the family.

Emil&Liz Engelman Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

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