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Donna Lanning

March 7, 1931 — February 1, 2020

Donna E. Lanning, age 88, of Mtn. Iron passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living. Donna was born March 7, 1931 to William and Emma (Hartung) Crapser in Anoka, MN.  She was a 10-year resident of the Iron Range, and a member of the Christian Life Church, in Farmington.  Donna loved reading and solving crossword puzzles.  She was married in MN, in 1949, to Florian Lanning.  They had 7 children together – 4 boys and 3 girls.

Donna is survived by her 7 children: Larry Lanning, Terry Lanning, Diane (Jonathan) Healy, Thomas Lanning, Michael Lanning, Christine Lanning, Bonnie (James) Michelau and her siblings, Alice (Stewart) Packer and Daryl Crapser.  She was loved by many including her 23 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great-grandchildren as well as extended relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma, and her husband, Florian.  The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mtn. Iron for the excellent care of their mother and sister.

A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Anoka, MN.

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