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Dorothy Lanning

Obituary for Dorothy Lanning

May 30, 1925 - November 25, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 92


Dorothy Lanning, 92, of Zeeland, went home to heaven on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Dorothy was born May 30, 1925, in Zeeland, to Chester and Frances (Boes) Fox. She married Howard Lanning and they raised three daughters together. Dorothy and Howard were long time members of Faith Reformed Church of Zeeland. They also worked hard together in the family business Ottawa Gladiola Bulb Growers. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Howard in 1982, and her daughter Carol Lanning Christopher in 2014.

She is survived by her daughter Jill and Gary Ver Beek of Holland, daughter Nancy and Denny Meyer of Holland, son-in-law Paul Christopher of Grand Haven, grandchildren: Tom and Jennifer Ver Beek, Chip and Marcie Ver Beek, Max and Jill Christopher, Suzie and Peter Hett, Chad and Kate Meyer, Robb Meyer and fiancé Robyn Buchanan; 9 great-grandchildren.

A service to honor the faith and life of Dorothy Lanning will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Faith Reformed Church, 220 W. Central Ave., Zeeland 49464. Visitation will be 4-6 pm, Friday, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Reformed Church, or the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Faith Reformed Church
    220 W. Central Ave.
    Zeeland, MI 49464

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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