Stanley Lanning

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Lanning, 94, of Spencer, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. The family will be present from 3-6 p.m. Sunday.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post 1 American Legion following the graveside services.

Mr. Lanning passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Stanley William Lanning, the son of William and Mildred (Cran) Lanning, was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Pioneer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Bradgate, Iowa, where he received his early education in country schools.

Stan married Eileen Davis on May 1, 1942. Stan entered the military in November 1942 and served with the U.S. Army during WWII until his honorable discharge in February of 1946. After his discharge, Stan started with Corn Belt Power in Pocahontas, Iowa, and was transferred to Yetter, Iowa, for seven years and then to Dakota City, Iowa, for seven years and then to the Spencer Wisdom Station for 20 years, until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1981. He was a member of the American Legion. In his early years, he enjoyed repairing some of the first television sets. In his leisure time, he enjoyed woodworking, traveling on bus trips, fishing and attending his grandchildren's activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Eugene and Russell Lanning.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years, Eileen of Spencer; two sons: Ronald Lanning and his wife, Sherry of Humboldt, Iowa, Donald Lanning and his wife, Jan of Spring Valley, Minn.; one daughter, Pamela Reynolds and her husband, Mark of Swea City, Iowa; his grandchildren: Todd, Kari, Kim, Kari, Tim, Molly, Ben and Cole; eight great-grandchildren: Mesa, Kendall, Treyton, Maddax, Hadlee, Adalyn, Ashlee and Kaylee; three brothers: Gordon, Richard and Perry Lanning; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.