Milvoy J. Kantor
Date of Birth
February 26, 1923
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 6, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Graveside Service

Friday, February 10, 2017 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #82 & VFW #4502

Visitation Directions

Thursday, February 9, 2017 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


American Legion Post #82

Milvoy J. Kantor, 93, of Wahoo, NE, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo.  He was born February 26, 1923 in Wahoo, NE to John and Agnes (Sedlacek) Kantor.  Milvoy was a high school educator for many years in Nebraska, Iowa and Germany.  He served his country in the U.S. Army and he was a member of the Amercian Legion Post #82.

He is survived by niece Jo M. Kantor; nephew David (Jill) Kantor and their children John and Ava; and sister-in-law Wilma Kantor.

He was preceded in death by parents John and Agnes Kantor; and brother Duane Kantor.

Condolences for Milvoy J. Kantor
  1. Val Klindt Green
    • February 7, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Have fond memories of Milvoy leading the Shelby-Tennant Community Schools, Shelby, IA for 10+ years. My dad so enjoyed working with him on school board issues.

  2. Kim Klindt Maassen
    • February 7, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Our world has lost a very good man. As superintendent at Shelby-Tennant Community Schools the majority of my school years, he’ll always be ‘Mr. Kantor’ to me. Dad continued to speak of Mr. Kantor with respect and admiration, many years after working with him while on the school board. Rest easy now, Mr. Kantor, and thank you.

  3. Jody Michalak Weible
    • February 9, 2017 - 6 years ago

    He was superintendent at Shelby Tennant when I was in school, late 60’s early 70’s. A fair man who earned our respect! RIP

  4. • February 9, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Sending sympathy to Mr. Kantor’s family, I too was in school at Shelby Tennant during the 60’s, and remember him well, he had such a deep resounding voice, and could get every one’s attention with one word. A very good man. He had my respect. Rest in Peace, Mr. Kantor

    • February 9, 2017 - 6 years ago

    I will never forget his voice. Thanks for all you did. Rest in Peace!

  6. Karen Schutt
    • February 9, 2017 - 6 years ago

    I was a student at Shelby-Tennant when Mr. Kantor was the superintendent there in the 1960’s. I remember the first time I saw him walking down the hall with his self assured gait and that stern look on his face. He was taking in everything around him and was always ready to command order if needed. He had this wavy pompadour with a few streaks of gray always carefully combed in place. His students will remember that he had a style all his own that some found old fashioned. How sporty he looked when he finally updated his wardrobe. Some students seemed to fear him but I’m not sure how much was fear or just good old fashioned respect for authority. His booming voice could certainly stop you in your tracks. His quiet presence was always there roaming around at football games, basketball games and other school functions. If he was there you knew that things were going as they were supposed to be going. I didn’t know much about him personally but my Dad and Milvoy were friends which tells me he had good stories to tell and a sense of humor. This man had no children of his own yet spent a great part of his life educating those of others. He was a devoted son who sacrificed and cared for his mother during her final years. May he rest in eternal peace. My sympathy to his family and to his former students who mourn his passing.

  7. Douglas Swanson
    • February 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    He was a good Ford customer of mine. Many good conversations, & shared meals. Enjoyed visiting him while at Southhaven. Will miss him. Doug & Elaine Swanson

  8. Richard E Scholz
    • March 24, 2017 - 6 years ago

    In the 70’s walked beans with him. Great man to work with. R.I.P. The Scholz Boys.

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