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Robert Lee Lanus

January 6, 1944 — September 9, 2016


Bob L. Lanus, 72, of Bradgate, passed away September 9, 2016 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Mr. Lanus is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna of Bradgate; his children, Radar (Deb) Lanus of Gilmore City, Naomi (Joe) Welter of Tomahawk, WI, Doug (Mary Jo) Lanus of Dakota City, D’Etta (Jason) Lester of Rolfe, and Tyson (Jamie) Lanus of Denver, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and his sisters, Virginia (Roger) VanAlstine of Piedmont, SD, Shirley Lanus of Fort Dodge, and Wanda (Dave) Nelson of Woodward, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim Lanus.
Robert Lee Lanus, the son of Leonard and LaVonne (Marchant) Lanus, was born January 6, 1944 on the family farm near Bradgate. He received his education at Bradgate and graduated from Gilmore City/Bradgate High School with the class of 1962. Following his education, Bob began farming and on November 9, 1963, he was united in marriage to Donna Pisel. The couple made their home near Bradgate where they farmed all of their married lives.
In addition to his farming operations, Bob raised cattle and hogs. He and Donna spent many winters in Sun City, Arizona. He enjoyed woodworking, wildlife and especially liked feeding the birds. He was known for his dollar bill origami and enjoyed attending old country music festivals with Donna. His family and friends will always remember he had a sense of humor like no other and loved to show how to give complete hugs.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home - Humboldt

612 Second Avenue South, Humboldt, IA 50548

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