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Carl Kantorowicz

October 26, 1927 — November 22, 2020

Carl Benjamin Kantorowicz, age 93, of Ripon, WI, peacefully passed away at Prairie Place on Sunday, November 22, 2020, with his family by his side.

Carl was born October 26, 1927, in Green Lake County, WI, the son of Albert and Minnie (Dretske) Kantorowicz. He graduated from Markesan High School in 1945. On September 9, 1950, Carl married Elenore “Elly” Wegner at Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mecan. They farmed in Green Lake County for seven years. In 1958, he began working as a custodian for the Ripon Public Schools. He was then hired and served as a Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds. After 32 years, he retired and went to work for Ace Hardware for 9 years. Carl was an active member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the church council in various capacities many times.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Elly Kantorowicz of Ripon, WI; two daughters, Neva Kimble of Wauwatosa, WI and Pastor Kary (Pastor Peter) Jonas of Arcadia, WI; five grandchildren, Paige (Matthew Brough) Kimble of Glasgow, Scotland, Lane (Danelle) Kimble of Oregon, WI, Maura Jonas of Eau Claire, WI, Brendan Jonas of Madison, WI and Liam Jonas of Winona, MN and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Lucas Kimble. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Minnie Kantorowicz; step-mother, Anna Grams; siblings, Erich Kantorowicz, Elwood Grams, Helene Prochnow, Lois Kirst, Pastor Leland Grams and Willis Grams.

A private family memorial service for Carl will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon with Pastor Michael Sheppard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 320 Mt. Zion Dr., Ripon, WI 54971 or Time of Grace Ministry, 101 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212.


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