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James Robert Lanning
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James Robert Lanning, 73, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at his home. He was born July 19, 1943 in Louisville, KY the son of J. Louis and Frances Vetter Lanning. James grew up in the Highlands of Louisville, was a member of the Class of 1962 of St. Xavier High School and was the first class at the new location on Poplar Level Road. He was past president of Jellico Chemical Co. in Louisville and enjoyed hunting. He spent his last years in Crawford County, IN nurturing the land, chickens, horse and wildlife and hosted the Lanning Family “Down On The Farm” reunion, this will be its 25th year. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by one son, Glenn Lanning (Tara) of Louisville; two stepsons, Jeff Peterworth (Lisa) of Atlanta, GA and Jamie Peterworth (Elisa) of Louisville; three brothers, Ronald Lanning (Carol) of Louisville, David Lanning (Judy) of Chillicothe, OH and Mark Lanning (Tonya) of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, Mackenzie and Mason Lanning, Zoe, Cate, William and Eveleigh Peterworth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 PM Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 341 S. State Road 66 Marengo, IN. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM on Monday at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Crawford County United Ministries Food Pantry at 525 West Old St. Road 62 Leavenworth, IN 47137.

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes - Corydon

318 East Chestnut Street
Corydon, IN 47112

Funeral Ceremony




2:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

341 S. State Road 66
Marengo, IN 47140


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