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Ted Lanter

January 29, 1938 — March 25, 2008

Ted W. Lanter, 70, ascended into Heaven on Tuesday, March 25, in Dayton, Ohio.


He was born January 29, 1938, in Cynthiana, Kentucky, the son of James and Gladys Fookes Lanter, both of whom preceded him in death. Ted was a 1956 graduate of Union High School in Modoc and earned an Associates Degree from Ivy Tech. He served in Korea in the U.S. Army.


Ted and the former Yvonne Anderson were united in marriage on January 11, 1958, a union that was blessed with 1 daughter and 3 sons. Ted was formerly employed for 10 years at the Dana Corporation camshaft plant and later accepted employment at Delphi in Dayton, Ohio. He retired as a screw machine operator after 20 years of service there. Ted was a faithful member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed raising and running Beagles. He also enjoyed gardening and growing his flowers and was a member of the National Rifle Association.


Ted will be missed by his wife of 50 years, Yvonne; his daughter, Ranate Brock, of Fountain City; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Penny Lanter, of New Paris, OH; Reagan and Jolene Lanter, of Webster and Robbie and Kim Lanter, of Fountain City; 4 grandchildren, Rusty Brock, Danielle Lanter, Morgan Lanter and McKenzie Lanter; 1 great-grandson, Caleb Lanter; 3 sisters, Margie McGinnis, of Elliott City, Maryland; Judy McGuire, of Fountain City and Patty Perry, of Winchester; 4 brothers, Doug Lanter, of Winchester; David Lanter, of Baltimore, Maryland; Billy Lanter, of Hagerstown and James Lanter, of Winchester; 1 aunt, Erma Fookes, of Florida; several cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.


A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor David Anderson at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond. Interment will follow with full military rites in Willow Grove Cemetery.


Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-8 pm on Friday, March 28, at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016 or the Riley Children's Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509.

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