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Leo Frank Lane
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1921
Yankton County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 2009
Yankton County
South Dakota, USA


YANKTON, SD - Leo Frank Lane, age 87, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Avera Yankton Care Center in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 am, on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Reverend Bob Lacey officiating. Burial was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post #791.

Pallbearers were Rick Lane, David Lane, Gary Lane, Rodney Lane, Corey Ewing, Ed Knapp, Curtis Knapp and Jerod Crandall. Honorary pallbearers were the many Lane nieces and nephews.

Leo was born June 20, 1921, in Yankton, South Dakota to Edward and Carrie Hacecky Lane.

He attended Roosevelt Rural School.

Leo was united in marriage to Mildred L. Kaiser on July 15, 1941.

World War II took Leo away from his new wife when he was drafted into the Army as a soldier in the 55th Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division. From 1942-1945, he was stationed in the European Theatre.

Upon his discharge from the Army, Leo and his family moved back to Yankton, where he worked for Gurney's and later Larson Brothers Sheet Metal Shop.

In 1958, the family moved to Vermillion, SD, where he opened Lane's Sheet Metal Shop.

After suffering a heart attack, Leo went to work as a Heating Engineer for the University of South Dakota for 21 years.

Leo retired in 1986, later they returned back to Yankton.

Leo was a life long member of the VFW and held many offices including Commander during that time.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Senior Citizen Center, Charter Member of Clay County Rambler Camping Club and a Charter Member of Good Sam Second Chance Campers.

Leo is survived by his wife, Mildred Lane of Yankton; three children; Judi Olson (Sonny) of Yankton, Mary-Lou Lane of Parker, CO, and Rick Lane (Aleshia) of Aurora, CO; a daughter-in-law, Cora Lane Gehrt of Manhattan, KS; four granddaughters; Lynda Heggestad, Teresa Ewing, Mindy Crandall, and Michelle Lane; one grandson, David Lane; and five great-grandchildren; Curtis Lane Knapp, Sean and Katie Crandall, Carter Ewing, and Heith Brownell.

Leo was preceded in death by two sons: Kenny and Jerry Lane; his parents; two sisters, Helen Kaiser and Elsie Lane; and five brothers: Ed, Charlie, John "Bucky", Norman and Glen Lane. He is the last of the six Lane brothers.

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home - Yankton, SD

Sacred Heart Cemetery
Yankton County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: May 26, 2010
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Leo Frank Lane
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Thank you for your service to our country, Mr. Lane! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!
 Added: May. 26, 2010

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