The second eldest of eight children, Lanny Van Meter, 69, passed away in the early morning hours of May 23, 2020. Memorial services for Lanny were held Wednesday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center.
He was born on April 7, 1951, in Franklin, Ind., to Albert and Odell Van Meter.
Lanny worked for Mission Valley Power, eventually moving to Kodiak, Alaska, where he loved his time as Operations Manager for Kodiak Electric. Upon his retirement from Kodiak Electric, Lanny and his wife Helen moved back to Montana to be closer to family, where he soon joined the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. He worked for the sheriff’s office until his passing.
Lanny is survived by his wife Helen; his son Andy; two daughters, Sunday Morning Plant and Bernina Sunrise Van Meter; two brothers, Dr. Dan Van Meter and Darrell Van Meter; five sisters, Abby Kirby, Brenda Smith, Barb Van Meter, Mary E. Bruton and Janet Moran; thirteen grandchildren, five great-grand-children and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his niece Juliena Van Meter and his nephew Jason Moran.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.thelakefuneral-homeandcremation.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.