Rene Cantu
1953 - 2021
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Rene Cantu

Freer - Rene Cantu, age 67, passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on January 2, 2021 in Freer, Texas. He was born November 5, 1953 in San Diego, Texas to Jose and Elvira Cantu. Rene worked in the oilfield industry for more than 40 years. He enjoyed playing golf, barbecuing and spending time with family and friends. He was a True Blue Buckaroo. He enjoyed attending sporting events, cheering on the Buckaroos. He will be remembered for the unconditional love he had for his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Elvira Cantu; sister, Elda Medellin; and brother, David Cantu.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Eufemia Cantu; two daughters, Lucy Guerra (Frank Guerra) and Rebecca Lichtenberger (DJ Lichtenberger); grandchildren, Lara Luna, Richard Lichtenberger III, Andru Guerra; great-grandchild, Aria Hope; siblings, Leo Cantu (Yohana), Jose Cantu (Lina), Conrado Cantu (Mary), Oscar Cantu (Sylvia), and Danny Cantu; brother -in-law, Abel Medellin; countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. that evening. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Freer. Burial to follow at Hahl Cemetery in Freer.

Pallbearers will be Arnold Ortiz, Arnulfo Ortiz, AR Cantu, Oscar Cantu Jr., Lazaro Lara, Martin Lara, Mike Cantu, and Robert Martinez. Honorary pallbearer will be Conrad Cantu.

Services will be livestreamed via Rosas Funeral Home Facebook page. Please like the page and you will be notified once services begin. Facemasks are required upon entering our facilities and during all services.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.




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Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2021.
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January 6, 2021
We will all miss you and your jokes, laughs, and most of all your caring heart for all of us.. RIP Uncle Rene
Ellie M. Cantu
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January 5, 2021
Our Deepest Condolences the Cantu family! Prayers & Strength during this time.
Ray & Dina Montes
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January 5, 2021
Our Deepest Condolences to the Cantu family!
Dina & Ray Montes
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January 5, 2021
Our deepest condolences! May God bless the Cantu family in this time of sorrow. ❤
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January 5, 2021
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January 5, 2021
Our deepest condolences to The Cantu Family! Our prayers and strength these days ahead! A Great Friend We work together with Mobil for Years! Rest In Peace Rene until we meet again!
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January 5, 2021
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Celeste Casas
January 4, 2021
Rene was such a nice, gentle man had a beautiful smile and loved having to work with him. I was honored to have met him through Joe Ortiz at EMS in Carrizo Springs. I am sorry that Rene had to leave so early and my prayers are with his wife and his family and friends may Peace reign in their hearts despite the sorrow. Much love and Gratitude. Rene Thank You!
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January 4, 2021
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January 4, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. May God Bless the family during this sad time.

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January 4, 2021
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January 4, 2021
My condolences to the Cantu family. I am very honored to have known Rene personally. I really enjoyed the back yard conversations we had the last few years. I also enjoyed playing a few rounds of golf with him a few years ago. He will be missed by many.
John P Carrillo
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January 4, 2021
Our thoughts & prayers go to you and your family. May you rest in eternal peace. Your smile always brings light to dark days. RIP....Ernie & Mollie B
Ernie & Mollie Bustamante
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January 4, 2021
RIP my friend.
Have many wonderful memories of our time working together with Mobil and then with EMS.
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January 4, 2021
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