Lawrence A. Lansing, 85, of New Vienna, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, at his farm in New Vienna.
Visitation was held 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville. Visitation continued Wednesday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 23, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.
Lawrence was born June 26, 1935, in New Vienna, the son of John and Margaret (Putz) Lansing. He married Rita (Funke) Lansing Oct. 1, 1958, in Dyersville. Together they farmed near Earlville for six years, before moving to the farm north of New Vienna in 1965, where he lived until his passing. He was a man built on faith, family and farming.
Survivors include his seven children: Randy (LuAnn) Lansing of New Vienna, Barbara (Steve) Hermsen of Bennett, Elaine (Roger) Langel of New Vienna, David (Becky) Lansing of Worthington, Joan (Brad) Cunningham of Cedar Rapids, Larry (Brenda) Lansing of Cedar Rapids and Kim (Matt) Miller of Marion; grandchildren: Jason Lansing, Amy (Seve) Rodriguez, Adam Lansing, Josh (Brittany) Lansing, Chad Hermsen, Joy (Josh) Kessler, Justin Hermsen, Ashley (Andy) Aldridge, Tyler (Karen) Langel, Staci (Tyler) Steger, Nicole (Wes) Marbach, Callie (Chris) Nurczyk, Jenna Lansing, Emily, Sarah, and Michael Cunningham, Devin and Rilee Lansing, Brooklyn, Blake and Bryson Miller; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Lansing and Donald (Diane) Lansing; in-laws: Lois (Art) Kern, Theresa Schindler, Darlene (Wayne) Wegmann, Karen Funke and Janet Funke; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rita, July 16, 2019; his parents, John and Margaret Lansing; a grandson, Ryan Langel; siblings, Lavern Lansing and Anna Mae Lansing; parents-in-law, Hugo and Regina Funke; in-laws: Lois Lansing, Glady (Purl Lake) Lansing, Dorothy (Leo) Mensen, Verna Lee (Edward) Digman, Janice (Laverne) Mensen, Leon Funke, Mary Lou Funke, Floyd Funke and Charlie Schindler; and five nieces and nephews.
Cards, letters and memorials may be mailed to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW Dyersville, IA 52040. Please include first and last name, Lawrence Lansing, on the outside of the envelope.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.