American Veteran 09

Jack G. Lanius

June 9, 1930 ~ August 8, 2021 (age 91)


Jack G. Lanius, 91 of Sun City Center, passed away on August 8, 2021. He was born on June 9, 1930, to the late Lila (Richardson) and Clarence Lanius in Pioneer, Ohio.  

He graduated from Montpelier High School. Following high school, Jack enlisted in the newly formed Air Force and served in the Korean War in Fukuoka, Japan as Air Police. After the service, Jack became a semi-truck driver, ultimately retiring from UPS after 20 years of safe driving. 

Jack loved square dancing, country music and teasing his grandchildren. He was fondly called “Boo” by his great-grandchildren for always playing peekaboo with them.  

He was also a Life-time member of the VFW & the American Legion. Jack was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.  

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte (Miller) Lanius; children, Cynthia (Kim) Shoup, Monica (Ken) Armstrong, Karen (Coe) Keefer, Kevin (AnnMarie) Lanuis; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Yovannah Miller, Marvel (Ted) Rupp; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dwight, Dwayne, Doyle, Delores Baker; son-in-law Steven Schmidt and granddaughter, Charity Keefer.  

A private memorial service for Jack will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 204 E. Main Street Montpelier, Ohio 43543.  Jack will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with graveside military rites.  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made The Alzheimer’s Association at or the Sun City Center United Methodist Church- Breakaway Respite Ministry 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL 33573. 

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