Lane, David J.
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David J. Lane, 85, Howard, passed away at Bellin Hospital on Saturday, March 23, 2013. He was born in Milwaukee on Apr. 25, 1927, to the late Thomas and Emily (Kraszewski) Laganowski. David served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1944-1946, and was a proud veteran of WWII. He married Patricia Boyle in Waukegan, IL on June 5, 1970. They lived in Crivitz for 37 years prior to moving to Howard. David worked in marketing and sales for 3M, Culligan of Marinette, and North American Philips. Over the years he was involved in many activities. He was a member of the Lions Club and was state advisor of the Historical Society to School Services. He was president and founder of the Green Bay Ski Club, president of the Marinette County Historical Society, curator of the Crivitz Museum and member of the Crivitz Ski Cats. He enjoyed water skiing, boating, and hunting. His passion was the Green Bay Packers. He loved history; especially the Civil War. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Howard Suamico Historical Society.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Pat) Lane; children, Paul (Pam) Lane, Fond du Lac; Ted (Veronica) Lane, Jacksonville, FL; Teri (Kevin) Chatham, Jackson, WI; grandchildren, Carolyn Lane, Bremerton, WA; Eric Lane, Madison; sister, Ruth Kleba, Appleton. Further survived by nieces, nephews, and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy Etcheverry.
Family and friends may call for a memorial gathering at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2561 Glendale Ave., Howard, on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2013 from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Military Honors to follow the service. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Bellin Hospital, Bellin Rehab Center, and Unity Hospice for their care and consideration in Dave's final days.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Mar. 26 to Mar. 31, 2013