In Memory of




Obituary for Henry Christian Lanners

Henry Christian Lanners, age 93 of Minneapolis. Born October 5, 1929 in St. Leo, MN; died August 14, 2023. Henry proudly served in the US Navy, RD2 from May 20, 1948 to May 9, 1952 aboard the USS William R. Rush then attended Dunwoody Institute to become a machinist. Henry married Donna Jean Neumann on April 11, 1953. He loved doing crossword puzzles to keep his brain busy and greatly enjoyed gardening. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, the American Legion, and the Minnetonka Sportsmen Club. Preceded in death by his parents, Christian John and Mary Elizabeth Lanners; brother, George; sisters, Noreen and Alice; and daughter, Diane Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Donna Jean; children, Deborah Ann (Douglas), Christian John, Richard Lee, and Michael Henry (Anne); grandchildren, Marisa, Heather, Matthew (Deborah), Stephanie, and Crystal (Diane); great-grandchildren, Adriana, Kaelen, Ashton, Steven, Cassidy, Nathan, and Lincoln. Funeral Service 11:30 am on Friday, September 15th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington with visitation beginning at 10:30am. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:00pm.
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