Wayne Leon “Bub” Lanter, 88, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 9:46 p.m. at his residence in Litchfield. He was born on September 17, 1933, a son of Odell Bane and Estelle Edith Lanter in Litchfield.
Mr. Lanter graduated from Raymond High School, Class of 1951. He also graduated from Parks Air College in Cahokia with a degree in Aeronautical Mechanics and received his pilot’s license. He then went to St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO, with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Mr. Lanter served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On December 11, 1976, he married the former Evelyn LaVonne (Weathers) White and she survives.
After graduating college, Mr. Lanter was employed by Ozark Airlines. Together with his father, they owned the former Frontier Bar and Restaurant in Taylor Springs, Lanter’s Water Well Drilling, and they farmed together. He retired from Curry Redi-Mix, Litchfield Plant as a truck driver after 36 years of employment. Mr. Lanter served as the Zanesville Township Road Commissioner for several years, was a member of Teamsters Local 525, Moose Lodge 1634, and American Legion Post 436. He was a member of Union Avenue Christian Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Timothy) Burns of Baker City, OR; brother, Jim (Sandra) Lanter of Hillsboro; sister, Sherdell Mullin of Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Grace Booth, Tara Booth and Marguerite Burns; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Booth and Isaac Booth; special nieces, Jayne Homa Bergman and Jamie Barry Fullerton; several nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, Mike & Barb Bates.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack Lanter; and a sister, Jane Barry.
A celebration of life will be held on Sat. September 17, 2022, on what would have been Bub’s 89 th birthday, at Lake Lou Yaeger picnic area #4 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The family requests that attendees wear casual attire in
bright colors or Hawaiian shirts in Bub’s honor.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hart Cemetery Association or to T.E.A.M. for the Kids, P.O. Box 469, Raymond, IL 62560-0469. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.