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Mary J. Lanning

May 23, 1941 — December 26, 2023

Rutland

Mary J. Lanning

 

Mary Jean Lanning, 82, of Rutland, passed away on Tuesday evening, December 26, 2023, at the West Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.

Mary, the daughter of Eugene B. and Mary Ellen (Cain) Collins was born during a Joe Lewis fight May 23, 1941 on a farm near Gilmore City.  She attended all her school years at Rolfe Consolidated School, graduating in 1959.  She then attended business college in 1960.  On December 31, 1960 she was united in marriage to James R. Lanning at St. John’s Catholic Church in Gilmore City.  The couple made their home for a time in Dakota City and in 1971 moved to Rutland where they raised their family.  Mary worked at JCPenney for a few years and later H & R Block for twenty-five years and the Rutland Post Office as a clerk for twenty-three years.  She was a 4-H leader and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt.  She enjoyed playing cribbage, attending church and spending time with family. 

Mary is survived by her daughters Linda (Tom) Hanson of Rutland and Joan (Steve) Reedy of Humboldt, her grandchildren Justin (Lauren) Hanson, Joel Hanson, Jason (Courtney) Christensen and Amanda (Alex) Hernandez, her great-grandchildren Lex Christensen, Rez Christensen, Reyna Hernandez, Tate Hanson, Alivia Hanson and Beau Hanson, her sisters Karen Thilges of Fort Dodge and Ann Miller of Algona, her brother-in-law Bill (Linda) Lanning of Rutland and sister’s-in-law Cheryl (Randy) Curry and Lori (Mark) Hamand all of Humboldt.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jim. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt.  Visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29th at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service in Humboldt, where there will a 3:45 p.m. Parish Rosary and a 6:00 p.m. Parish Wake Service.  Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Gilmore City.   www.masonlindhart.com

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Visitation

Friday, December 29, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service

612 Second Avenue South, Humboldt, IA 50548

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 30, 2023

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Burial

Saturday, December 30, 2023

St. John's Cemetery

, Gilmore City, IA 50541

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