Harold J. Cantin, Colorado Springs


Harold J. Cantin, age 74, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Life Care Center of Colorado Springs.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. John Meyer as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation was 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Harold John Cantin was born Nov. 16, 1939, in Corinna Township to John and Magdalyn (Osterbauer) Cantin. He was a member of the class of 1957 at Maple Lake High School. Harold served his country in the US Army; he trained Taiwanese soldiers in Nike-Hercules missiles. On Oct. 1, 1960, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Pribyl at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. This marriage was blessed with three children. Harold worked in road maintenance for Albion Township for six years and for Wright County for 17 years; he was then self-employed manufacturing docks, trailers, harvesting lake weeds and snowplowing. He also drove school bus and the Lightning hockey team. He was a member of the Maple Lake American Legion Post 131 and St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
He is survived by his wife, Bette, of Colorado Springs; son, Michael (Annette) Cantin, of Colorado Springs; four grandchildren: Jamie (Eric) Kummer, Anthony Wolff, Amanda and Sarah Cantin; great-grandchild, Caleb Kummer; sisters, Rose Dahlin (special friend, Bill Wagner), of Monticello, and Doris (James) Bayerl, of Maple Lake; brother, Lester (Linda) Cantin, of Maple Lake; son-in-law, Scott Lilja, of Fredrick, MD.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ernest Pribyl, of Minneapolis, Jean (Charles) Christopherson, of St. Cloud, Debra (Brad) Norine, of Annandale, and Keith (Melissa) Pribyl, of St. Paul. He is preceded in death by his daughters, Linda Lilja and Nancy Wolff.
The pallbearers were Alvin Elfmann, David Holmberg, Anthony Wolff, Eric Kummer, Mark Obinger and John Cantin. The St. Timothy Resurrection Choir provided the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.