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Virgil Allen Lanning, Sr.

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“I always loved the Lanning family growing up next door and really enjoyed the great times with all of these awesome folks ! May God wrap His loving...Read More ยป
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“Lorry Oneil and family.....so sry over the loss of your father. May God hold you close during this time of great sorrow......Lora (Pulse) Orr. ”
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“Diana, I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Ceci contacted me through Sharon to let me know. You have my sincere sympathy.Mary ”
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Virgil Allen Lanning Sr., 93, passed away on June 29, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 4, 1925, the son of the late Otto and Edna Lanning. Virgil served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as gunner mate on the USS Concord and was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Virgil worked at International Harvester for 38 years before his retirement. He was an avid sportsman enjoying fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Diana Lanning; children; David Lanning, Joe (Beth) Lanning, Chris Lanning, Lorrie (Bob) O'Neal, Pam (Mike) Gladieux, and Julie Combs; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Selma Lanning; sons, Virgil A. Lanning, Jr., Keith D. Lanning, Phillip J. Lanning and John Lanning; and son-in-law, Wayne Combs. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 am on Friday, July 5. 2019 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the church. Burial will take place in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Franciscan Missions. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home.