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Brett Elliott Cantlon

February 7, 1954 ~ August 21, 2022 (age 68)
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Brett Elliott Cantlon, 68, of Mission, Texas passed away on August 21, 2022 of cardiac arrest. Brett was born on February 7, 1954, in Jackson, Michigan to Sherman and Joyce (Jackson) Cantlon.  Brett attended Wolcott High School 1968 – 1972 and graduated from Tri-County High School in 1973. Brett served in the U.S. Air Force after high school where he spent two years on active duty and six years in the Air Force Reserve. While in the Air Force Reserve, Brett graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate Degree in 1977. 

Brett and Susie (Ehman) were married on December 30, 1973, in Westfield, Indiana and ultimately settled there. He worked alongside his father-in-law, Jack Ehman in construction, and spent the majority of his career working in property management and entrepreneurship with MCM Maintenance and Construction and Westfield Kitchens before retiring in 2012.  He was active in the Westfield community through Westfield Youth Sports and coaching AAU basketball. After retirement, Brett and Susie spent the next seven years RVing and traveling in the southwest. In 2019, they bought a home and settled in Enchanted Valley Ranch, Mission, TX. 

Brett is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susie; son, Kurt (Jessi) and grandsons Jackson and Kaden of Atlanta, IN; brothers Scott Cantlon (Jackie) of Lake Saint Louis, MO and Shawn Cantlon (Laura) of Bloomington, IN; and sister Karen Milligan (Jerry) of Venice, FL. He was preceded in death by son Craig; parents Sherman and Joyce; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Jack and Miriam Ehman.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Brett’s name to Riley Children’s Hospital: 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202

A celebration of life service will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Hartley Funeral Home located at 209 W Jackson St., Cicero, IN 46034.  From 3-4 there will be a time for anyone that wants to share a memory or story about Brett.  There will be a short gravesite dedication immediately following the celebration of life at Arcadia Cemetery located at 8989 E 266th St., Arcadia, IN 46030.

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Celebration of Life
September 17, 2022

2:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034


Riley Children's Hospital Foundation
30 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN 46204-3509
Tel: 1-877-867-4539

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