Lila Marie Lanars, age 75, of Loretto, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
She was born March 16, 1937, in Wayzata, to Benjamin and Dora (Zahler) Persian.
Lila was united in marriage to Ivan Charles Lanars June 1, 1957.
Her joy in life was her family. Spending time with her grandchildren was a priority. Lila was a regular attendee of the grandchildren’s sporting events.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry; a granddaughter, Amanda Kasheimer; and her brother, Don Persian.
Lila is survived by her husband, Ivan; children Wally (Debbie), Bruce (Tammy), Karen (Rick) Jorges, Donna (David) Wiemann, Linda (Pat) Paine, Nancy (Howard) Kasheimer, and Merry Lanars and special friend Todd Skeide; 15 grandchildren: Zachary and Lucas Lanars, Alicia and Brittany Lanars, Jenny, Andy, Kyle and Joey Jorges, Dianna and Nicholas Wiemann, Daniel and Michael Paine, and Jessica, Travis and Kayla Kasheimer; a sister, Betty Ann (Bill) Baer; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Persian.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a 7 p.m. prayer service; and continued Friday one hour prior to services in the church.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.