Gerald Daniel Cantrell

AuGres, Michigan
November 9, 1939 - September 5, 2017


Sunday, September 10, 2017 from noon to 1 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in AuGres

Service Location

St. John Lutheran Church


1:00 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017

Obituary Notice

Gerald “Daniel” Cantrell, age 77, of AuGres, MI, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born on November 9, 1939 in Wyandotte, MI to George & Elizabeth (Mallory) Cantrell. He served in the US Navy from 1959 to 1963 aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He retired from Giant Foods as a truck driver in 2001. He moved from Florida to the AuGres area in 2006. Daniel as liked to be called enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing the harmonica, bird watching and going to classic car shows. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in AuGres and also a member of the Veterans Association USS Kitty Hawk CVA/CV-63.

Daniel married JoAnn Shamer on October 14, 1978 and she survives him. He is also survived by his sons; Mark (Terry) Egley of MD, and Paul Cantrell of New Hudson, MI; daughters, Becky Cantrell of MD and Teresa Cantrell of MD; grandchildren, Lauren Egley, Nicholas Egley, Mathew Egley, Randi (Jeremiah) Barnett, Bryan Mitchell, Gabrielle Stuart, Tabitha Cantrell, Cady Cantrell, Joshua Cantrell, Alexis Cantrell, Angela Macri, Christina Cantrell, Allison Torsani, Linda Barker and great grandsons, Bryce Barnett and Preston Barker; brother, Robert (Ruth) Cantrell of FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Erik Cantrell and brothers Butch and Corbett Cantrell.

A celebration of life service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in AuGres on, Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM. The family will receive visitors from noon until the time of the service. Refreshments will follow the service at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Mark, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Love you all.
— Jeff and Lynn Hahn
We send our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Dans' beloved Wife JoAnn, all of his children, grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, along with the rest of their family members. From the first day that I met Dan, I knew that he was a very special person, always kind. loving, and always fun to be around. Dan & JoAnn always made me feel like part of the family. He loved his children & grandchildren. He liked to play cards and eat crabs and hang out with good friends and just enjoy life! Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. Dan will always hold a special place in my heart always. May he R.I.P. He will be greatly missed. ❤ XOXOXO
— Darlene M. Hannigan and Husband
So sorry for your lost our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
— Love Joyce and Bob Morgan
JoAnn, So sorry too here about Dan he was a Great guy. My heart goes out to you.Dan was a guy i could always depend on at work and always pleasure to talk too.
— Bob Thompson
Mark, So sorry for your family's loss. You are all in our prayers.
— Laura & Mike Phillips Family
JoAnn, it is with deep condolences that I am writing to you. Danny has always been in my thoughts through the years. Whenever I see a sailor, one of his two children-my precious ones in Maryland, see something on TV about the Kitty Hawk, see the likeness of him in the girls that loved their daddy dearly for a few short years. He was a sailor, a carpenter, a meat cutter, a truck driver (after his father), a father, and husband. He spent a few long uncomfortable scary 13 days in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis on board his ship the Kitty Hawk. I also send my deepest condolences and thoughts to his second wife. Best to you all. And to his brother Robert Cantrell. May God give you peace. Patricia Cantrell Lovelace
— Patricia Cantrell Lovelace will be missed by many. Our condolences go out to Joann and the rest of the family. Fly high and rest easy. We love you all. If there is ANYTHING we can do. Please do not hesitate to ask.
— Christina Calder-Zador, Michael Zador Jr, Nathaniel Rodda and Cain Zador
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband and father. Words cannot express the pain and loss you may feel. The God of all comfort understand your pain and is near those brokenhearted and crushed. He promise to be of comfort to you at this difficult time. Psalms 34:18 and 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 May your hearts find peace and comfort.
— Ursula
JoAnn, my condolences for your lose, you are in my prayers
Danwill surely be in good company in the Lords House
— Buz Bowen
Dear JoAnn, So sorry to hear about Dan. Greg gave me the news yesterday. You, Mark, and all your family are in my prayers.

- Trisha Newgent
— Trisha Newgent
JoAnn, Mark, and family,
We are so sorry to hear about this. Our condolences go out to you and the whole family. May you take comfort in knowing he is at peace. Let us know if there is anything we can do. In loving memory, we are here for you.
Rob, Denise, Bob, Ruth, and family.
— Rob Cantrell
The flame of hope has been extinguished.
— Becky

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