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Henry C. Lanan

May 21, 1931 - Sep 30, 2016 (Age 85)

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Janet and Family, Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Many memories of when the kid were in school.

Our deepest condolences

Aunt Janet and family, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your husband and father. Uncle Henry was a very special uncle to me, with so many memories of times spent on the farm with your family. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead and may your many wonderful memories comfort you.
Love, Gayle

Janet and family, sending our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all of you in your loss. Dorothy and Bill Jones, Bennettsville, SC

To the Lanan Family, our warmest wishes. My Dad (Ockie Rich) and I could always count on a warm smile and happiness whenever we saw Henry. We wish you peace and comfort. Norm Rich

Dear Janet, Our condolences go to you and your family on your loss. Henry was remarkable man who loved his family and his community. He will be missed.

To the Lanan Family, our prayers and condolences go out to you. May the peace of the Lord comfort you as you celebrate the impressive life of Henry.


Henry's Obituaries

Henry C. Lanan, 85, of Kingston, Illinois, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago.He was born May 21, 1931, in Kingston, the son of Guy Lanan and Sara Eckhart. Henry married Janet Peterson on June 18, 1955 at the First Lutheran Church in Kirkland.Henry graduated from the Kirkland High School, Class of 1949. After high school Henry attended Beloit College for one and half years before enlisting in the Air Force for four years during the Korean War. After serving his country, Henry attended the University of Illinois and graduated the Class of 1956.He farmed for many years on Five Points Road in Kingston. He grew corn, soybeans, and alfalfa hay; along with raising cattle and hogs.Henry was a member of the Mayfield Congregational Church and was active on many boards and committees. He served many years on the Genoa-Kingston School Board, a director on the Farm Bureau Board, a member of the Shriners, Masons and Kingston Community Club. He also coached little league and pony league baseball.He was an avid Chicago sports fan. He enjoyed going to Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls games. Henry also enjoyed golfing and bowling where he belonged to a number of leagues. Henry enjoyed family time, in particular spending time with his grandchildren.Henry is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Steven Lanan of Portland, OR, Michael (Louise) Lanan of Kingston, Karen Swanson of Sycamore, Thomas (Kathy) Lanan of Sycamore, Daniel (Maria) Lanan of North Aurora; six grandchildren, Ben, Michelle, Crystal, Megan, Miranda, and Christian; great grandson, Scott; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Sara Lanan; brother, Joe Lanan; and sister, Martha Hoffman.A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road, Sycamore, with the Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at the Mayfield Cemetery following service.Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mayfield Church, 28405 Church Road, Sycamore IL 60178.To sign the online guest book or share a special memory, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.

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