Donald S. Lannan, 92, Loogootee

Donald LannanDonald S. Lannan, 92, of Loogootee, died Tuesday (March 14), 2017 at his home. He was born in Loogootee June 23, 1924, to Leo and Nora (Brown) Lannan.

Donald was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee, a former commander of the VFW, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion. He entered the United States Army in March of 1943 and became a Private First Class 779th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion Battery D. He served in World War II and was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal World War II. He was formally the owner of Don’s Cleaners in Shoals and also worked at NSA Crane as a boiler operations specialist.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Norma Lannan; two sons, Ronald Lannan, Franklin, and Michael Lannan and wife Mary, Gurnee, Illinois; one daughter, Rhonda Laakso and husband John, Montell, Wisconsin; five grandsons, Ryan Lannan and wife Susy, Jarrod Lannan and wife Weijun, Tyler Lannan and wife Cassandra, and Nicholas and Jaymes Lannan; two granddaughters, Romy Kissel and husband Scott and Arianna Lannan; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Lannan and wife Reva, and Marion Francis Lannan, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

In additional to his parents Donald was preceded in death by sisters Martha Seger, Rosemary Bonifer, and Pearl Atkins, and brothers Glenn, James Edward, Harold, George, Robert, Eugene, and Virgil Lannan.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Online condolences can be made at www.blakefuneralhomes.com. A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker, at 10 am Saturday at St. John Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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