Lanny Michael Lane, 79, a lifetime Warsaw resident, was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 11:55 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
He was born in Warsaw on Dec. 16, 1938, to Lester “Jack” Lane and Jules (Blue) Lane. The youngest of six Lane children, he was raised in his family’s home and graduated from Warsaw High School.
He was drafted to service in the United States Army in 1962 and served in communication, attached to an armored division. In 1964 he was assigned to the US Army reserves where he would serve an additional three years before being honorably discharged.
On Feb. 7, 1962, he was bonded through Holy Matrimony to Sue Ann Bradbury. Together they shared 56 years.
Mr. Lane worked at Uniroyal in Warsaw for 38 years before retiring in the early 2000’s. He was a devout Christian who was known for his kindness and generosity, even extending help to complete strangers on many occasions. He loved cars, especially classic cars, and frequently travelled to the Auburn, Cord, Dusenberg Festival and to the auction there. For many years, he and his family attended Wayside Baptist Church; he served as a deacon there before they closed. He liked fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors and especially enjoyed bicycling with his grandchildren all over Warsaw. He was a bargain hunter, outdoorsman, Christian and a kind-hearted family man.
Those who are left with memories to treasure include his wife, Sue Lane of Warsaw; son, Michael Lane of Warsaw; and six grandchildren: Eric (Ashley) Lane of Atwood; Kristin Lane of Fort Wayne; Laurin Lane of Heflin, Ala.; Zachary Shepler of Warsaw; Jordan Lane of Mentone; and Connor Lane of Warsaw. He is also survived by two sisters: Marge Sprague and JoAnne Gilbert of Parker City and five great grandchildren.
His parents and three brothers: Zip Lane, Benny Lane and Max Lane preceded him in passing.
Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan Street, Warsaw, from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16. His funeral will be Saturday in the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Denny Bollenbacher, chaplain of Mason Health Care officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors rendered by members of American Legion Post 49 and VFW Post 1126.
Those wishing to express their sympathy may give to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter or to Melanoma Research Foundation with envelopes available at Titus Funeral Home.