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Fred J. Lanari

Age: 81

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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2002 12:00 am

SERVICES: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. John Doyle will be celebrant. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the services Monday at the church. The Virginia Color Guard will conduct the flag presentation. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Virginia. Arrangements are with the Range Funeral Home in Virginia.


Fred J. Lanari, 81, of Virginia, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at the Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia.

He was born March 11, 1921, to Achilles and Palmina (Grottorolli) Lanari in Virginia. He grew up in Virginia and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He was united in marriage to Mary Baratono on July 5, 1941. Following marriage, the couple made their home in Virginia. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in France and Germany. He worked for U.S. Steel in the fabricating shop at Minntac, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Steelworkers Local Union No. 1938, and the Pratt-Volden-Mickelson-Anderson American Legion Post No 239.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; three daughters, Pamela (Kenneth) Hujanen of Madison, Nancy (Charles) Schumacher of Duluth, Julie (Rick) Matthew of Grand Junction, Colo.; son, Rick (Vida) Lanari, of Virginia; 11 grandchildren, Renee (Gary) Wheeler of Des Moines, Iowa, Christopher (Stephanie) Hujanen of Middleton, Wis., Michelle (Darin) Dougherty of Mahtomedi, Minn., Monica (Sam) Clark of LeSueur, Minn., Marc (Ann) Lanari of Cheyene, Wyo., Greg Lanari of Vail, Colo., Benjamin, Marasie, and William Schumacher of Duluth, Kelly and R.J. Matthew of Grand Junction, Colo.; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary Wheeler, Katie and Ian Dougherty, Andrew, Abby, and Matthew Clark, Alexandra and Caroline Hujanen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marena Michals, Maureen “Bebs” Rogers, and Elda Perpich; three brothers, Guido, Adolph, and Armondo Lanari.

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