In Memory of

Eileen Alma Lanning

July 28, 1925 - August 25, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Eileen Alma Lanning

Eileen Alma Lanning

Born: July 28, 1925
Died: August 25, 2020
Age: 95

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    Eileen Alma Lanning, the daughter of Ray and Alma (Vanalstine) Davis, was born July 28, 1925 in Gilmore City, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Rutland, which is located north of Humboldt, IA.  She received her education in Humboldt schools, graduating from Humboldt High School.

     Eileen married Stanley Lanning on May 1, 1942.  Stan served in the military in November of 1942 and served until his discharge in 1946.  After their marriage, they lived in the communities of Pocahontas, Yetter and then Dakota City, IA.  In 1961, they then moved to Spencer, IA, where they lived the majority of their lives.  After raising her children, she worked as a seamstress for Aalfs Manufacturing from 1965 until her retirement in 1987.  Eileen was also a member of Grace Methodist Church in Spencer for many years.  In her spare time, she enjoyed bus trips with the Heritage Club at Farmer’s Bank.  She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school activities.

     She passed away at Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake, Iowa on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the age of 95. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Stan in 2010; four brothers: Doyle, Lloyd, Allen and Rollin Davis.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Ronald (Sherry) Lanning of Humboldt, IA, Donald (Jan) Lanning of Spring Valley, MN and Pamela (Mark) Reynolds of Swea City, IA; 6 grandchildren: Todd Lanning, Kari Fisher, Molly Johnson, Kim Johnson, Ben Reynolds, Cole Reynolds, Tim Lanning and Kari O’Bryne; great grandchildren: Treyton, Maddy, Reeyn, Hadlee, Kendall, Mesa, Sedonna, Kaylee, Ashlee, Adalyn, Silas & Malachi; one sister, Iona Benz of Dakota City, IA; 1 brother, Lawrence Davis of Gilmore City, IA; other relatives and friends.

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Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Todd Lanning
Kari Fisher
Molly Johnson
Kim Johnson
Ben Reynolds
Cole Reynolds
Kari O'Bryne
Tim Lanning
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
"On Eagle's Wings"
By Ezra Johnson

Pianist: Ray Meyer
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“I just found out today that Eileen has passed. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a neighborhood icon and so gracious to my mom. Both Stan and her meant the world to both my parents. Cindi Hinton ”
- Cindi Hinton
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Eileen's passing. I feel terrible that I did not make it to the funeral. She was always kind & inviting to me. I will never forget the way she laughed and slapped her leg. Back in "Dakota City" days I think she was a second Mother to me. Will never forget you and Stan and the many overnights I had at your house both in Dakota City and in Spencer. I always felt welcomed. Thanks for all the kool-aid!!”
- Ginger Hundertmark
Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:58 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Eileen was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We enjoyed living across the road from her and your dad for many years. She will be missed!”
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:44 PM
“To Eileen's family: I worked with Eileen from 1970 till she retired. We sat side by side and sewed sideseams. She had a great sense of humor and we told many jokes. She will be missed by all.”
- Marlene Mengelsen
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM
“So sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. Always enjoyed Stan and Eileen on Farmers Bank Club trips. ”
- Kathy VanBruggen
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM
“Don & family , I’m sending my sympathy & prayers ! I remember going into your parents place when I was little and your mom was always such a sweet person. May you all hold on to the special memories! ”
- Dawn Simington Jurgensen
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:23 PM
“Ron, Don, Pam Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Eileen was a special lady and friend. We have many memories of fun times with her and Stan at card parties and other gatherings. God Bless.”
- Larry and Donna Johnson
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:12 PM
“Dear Ron, Don and Pam, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful, loving family friend. Our family trips were so memorable and fun, she was always smiling and laughing. She will be missed!”
- Susan Knudson Thomas
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Pam and family, it is with a heavy heart we are sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Connie and Jerry Larson
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Eileen was a great friend and church buddy to Mom. They grew to know each other when Stan and Dad were in the nursing home and developed a companionship out of that. Mom will be lost without her! My sympathy to the family.”
- Cathy Fear Petersen
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 3:51 PM
“Stan and Eileen were our neighbors for years. Eileen was such a kind gal. We enjoyed fun times and her great sense of humor! We enjoyed many of her baked goods that she would share. She was the only person I knew that would vacuum her garage! Such good memories. ”
- Jill Meyer
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:03 PM
“Pam, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing! Thoughts and prayers are with you!”
- Gayle & Bryan Bailey
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“Eileen was a lovely lady. She was so kind and her sense of humor was wonderful. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Loved by all. Wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you all. ”
- Dennis and Kaye Orice
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“To Eileen's family.. I worked with Eileen at Aalfs.. and keep a friendship through the years.. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have met. You are in my thoughts and prayers ...Becky ”
- Becky Woolery
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