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Louie C. Lanz 
1923-1991
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Louie C. Lanz, 67, died at his winter home in Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday, March 2, 1991.  Memorial services were held at St. Lawrence Community Church in St. Lawrence on Friday, March 8.

Louie C. Lanz was born December 14, 1923, in Hand County, South Dakota, the eldest son of Louis W. and M. LaVelle (Jackson) Lanz.  He graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1941 and served in the US Navy during World War II.  He married Viola Carter, daughter of James and Maude (Key) Carter of St. Lawrence on July 28, 1943.

Following his discharge from the Navy, he was employed with Northwestern Bell Telephone in Miller and soon moved to Aberdeen.  Later he became office manager at Bonesteel and Chamberlain and then served Sioux Falls as an independent company relations representative for Northwestern Bell.  He retired in 1984 after 36 years of service.

Mr. Lanz was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Ennis, Montana, Telephone Pioneers of America, Masons, El Riad Shrine, Shrine Clowns, Eastern Star, Seratoma, Elks and the American Legion.

Survivors included his wife, Vi; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and John Rice, a grandson, Tom Rice, and granddaughter, Sally Rice, all of Virginia City, Montana;  his step-mother, Eva (Sedam Fritts) Lanz, of Miller;  a brother, David, of St. Lawrence; a sister, Mrs. Bill (Rae) Chalcraft of Madison and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lanz was
preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Larry Carl.
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Additonal Info: 
LOUIE C LANZ  14 Dec 1923 02 Mar 1991 59755 (Virginia City, Madison, MT) (none specified) 504-14-2834 South Dakota
Lanz, Louie C.  14 Dec 1923  2 Mar 1991 
St. Lawrence Cemetery (Some IOOF)  SD  Hand

Wife:
VIOLA M LANZ  27 Jul 1923 25 Dec 1999 (V) 59755 (Virginia City, Madison, MT) 59755 (Virginia City, Madison, MT) 504-20-5233 South Dakota
Lanz, Viola M.  27 Jul 1923  25 Dec 1999  St. Lawrence (Some IOOF)  SD  Hand

Infant son:
Lanz, Larry Carl    1951  St. Lawrence (Some IOOF)  SD  Hand

Parents:
Lanz, Louie William  12 Sep 1902  11 Sep 1971  St. Lawrence (Some IOOF)  SD  Hand
Lanz, Myrtle LaVelle  16 Mar 1900  28 Feb 1954  St. Lawrence (Some IOOF)  SD  Hand