The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 1, 2013

Edgar P. Kantack

   Edgar P. Kantack, age 74, of Waldorf died on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at his home in Waldorf.

  Born on May 19, 1938, in Winnebago, Minnesota, he was the son of Ben and Vera (Coale) Kantack.  Ed graduated from Mapleton High School.  He married Louise Longeneker on April 25, 1975, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  Ed was employed at Kato Engineering in Mankato for many years and also as a salesman for Cen-Pe-Co.  He later operated his own business, Midwest Coating for several years.  In recent years Ed worked as a gunsmith.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, fixing and making things and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

  He is survived by his wife, Louise of Waldorf; four children, Bryan (Jayne) Kantack of Mapleton, Kim (Dana) Krengel of Good Thunder, Jessica (Andy) Hislop of Lakeville, and Ben (Kelly) Kantack of Shoreview; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister, Arlis Wallace of Waterville; one brother, Howard (Sandy) Kantack of Bemidji; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ilo Rafferty.

  Memorial services will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 2:00 PM at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Waldorf with Rev. Peter Klein officiating.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12:00 PM until the time of services at the church.  Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca is handling arrangements.