Lawrence A. Lansing, 85, of New Vienna, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at his farm in New Vienna. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW, Dyersville. Visitation
will continue from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Vienna, before funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Lawrence was born June 26, 1935, in New Vienna, Iowa, the son of John and Margaret (Putz) Lansing. He married Rita (Funke) Lansing on Oct. 1, 1958, in Dyersville, Iowa. Together they started farming near Earlville for six years, before moving to the farm north of New Vienna in 1965, where he still lived at the time of his death. He was a man built on faith, family and farming.
Survivors include his seven children, Randy (LuAnn) Lansing of New Vienna, Barbara (Steve) Hermsen of Bennett, Elaine (Roger) Langel of New Vienna, David (Becky) Lansing of Worthington, Joan (Brad) Cunningham of Cedar Rapids, Larry (Brenda) Lansing of Cedar Rapids and Kim (Matt) Miller of Marion; grandchildren, Jason Lansing, Amy (Seve) Rodriguez, Adam Lansing, Josh (Brittany) Lansing, Chad Hermsen, Joy (Josh) Kessler, Justin Hermsen, Ashley (Andy) Aldridge, Tyler (Karen) Langel, Staci (Tyler) Steger, Nicole (Wes) Marbach, Callie (Chris) Nurczyk, Jenna Lansing, Emily, Sarah and Michael Cunningham, Devin and Rilee Lansing, and Brooklyn, Blake and Bryson Miller; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Lansing and Donald (Diane) Lansing; in-law, Lois (Art) Kern, Theresa Schindler, Darlene (Wayne) Wegmann, Karen Funke and Janet Funke; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, on July 16, 2019; his parents, John and Margaret Lansing; a grandson, Ryan Langel; siblings, Lavern Lansing and Anna Mae Lansing; in-laws, Lois Lansing and Glady (Purl Lake) Lansing; parents-in-law, Hugo and Regina Funke and their children, Dorothy (Leo) Mensen, Verna Lee (Edward) Digman, Janice (Laverne) Mensen, Leon Funke, Mary Lou Funke, Floyd Funke and Charlie Schindler; and five nieces and nephews.
Cards, letters and memorials may be mailed to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW, Dyersville, IA 52040. Please include first and last name Lawrence Lansing on the outside of the envelope.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.