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Ivin (Skip) Clarence Lant

April 9, 1939 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 78)

Ivin (Skip) Clarence Lant, 78, of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017.

Ivin was born on April 9, 1939, in South Bend, Indiana, to Ivin D. and Helen (McMackin) Lant.  He was an operating engineer with the union, local #150 in the steel mills.

Ivin was a United States Marine Corps Veteran, a Star Righters Square Dancer for over 25 years, member of the Moose Lodge #980 in Michigan City, and a former Mason.  He loved eagles and had an extensive collection.

On October 15, 1994, he married LaVerne Wandrey who survives.

Ivin is also survived by a son, David Ivin Lant of Michigan City, Indiana; one daughter, Christie Lant, DDS of Michigan City, Indiana; a step daughter, Stephanie Lant of LaPorte, Indiana; three grandchildren, Alyssa Lant, Alex Lant, and Justin McSurley; two great-grandchildren, Braiyden and Levi Lant and one sister Mary (Arkie) Pisello of LaPorte, Indiana.  He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Madares. 

The family would like to thank his special caretakers Hans and Jeanne Tanzer.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2017, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the Donor’s Choice.

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
September 18, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Visitation
Tuesday
September 19, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 19, 2017

11:00 AM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350


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