Brett C. Cankar, 34, of Belleville, Ill., born Friday, October 23, 1981, in Belleville, Ill., died Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Jerseyville County Ill.
Brett worked as a technician for ABF Security in Fenton, Mo. He was a member of Saint Peters Cathedral, Belleville Ill. Brett loved to ride his motorcycle, watching the St. Louis Blues, and spending time at the lake house and with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Edith Cankar; paternal grandfather, Harold Huch; an aunt, Joy Cankar; and his father-in-law, Russell Curtis.
Surviving are his wife, Katie M. Curtis-Cankar of Belleville, Ill.; a daughter, Vivian Cankar of Belleville, Ill.; his father, Tommy J. Cankar of Belleville, Ill.; his mother, Linda S. (Blake) nee Chamberlin, Huch of Belleville, Ill.; a sister, Kimberlee Cankar of Belleville, Ill.; paternal grandmother, Eunice A. Huch of Belleville, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Ray and Jean Chamberlin of Belleville, Ill.; his mother-in-law, M. Charlene Curtis of Fairview Heights, Ill.; brothers-in-law, Jared Curtis of Paris, France, and David Curtis of Chicago, Ill.; aunt and uncle, Mike and Mary Chamberlin of Addieville, Ill.; his cousins, David and Danny Chamberlin; and his beloved pets, Addie and Mason.
Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Childrens Hospital or Vivian's Education Fund c/o Katie Curtis-Cankar.
Condolences may be expressed online at: www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Thursday June 16, 2016, from the funeral home, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at Saint Peters Cathedral, with Father Vincent Mukasa officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 14, 2016