Lawrence D. Lanik, of Bryant, died Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 89 years old. He was born on March 2, 1933, in Wahoo, Nebraska, a son of the late Frank and Rose (Brtek) Lanik. He married Mardell Hagelstein on June 19, 1954, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2020.
Larry was a graduate of Wahoo High School, class of 1951. He enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from June 1955 to July 1957 on the USS Yorktown.
He worked for North-West Airlines for a short time. He was a postal worker with the United States Postal Service in Chicago for over 40 years until retiring and moving to Polar in 2000.
In his younger years, Larry enjoyed bowling and being on a league. He also enjoyed traveling with Mardell and fiddling with cars. His children have fond memories of their dad working part-time at a gas station, often being brought to assist at the station. Larry was passionate about his faith and a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Lanik of Antigo, Denise (Jeff) De Los Monteros of Phoenix, AZ; a son, Bryan Lanik of Bryant; a son-in-law, Chuck DiNaso of Oak Lawn, IL; nine grandchildren, Shawn, Nicole (Chris), Bradley, Dawn, Kristina (Anthony), Mitchell (Nicole), Amber, Jeffrey and Simone; fourteen great-grandchildren, AJ, Elise, Aaleigha, Ava, Aidan, Layla, Austin, Conor, Max, Miles, Michael, Joseph, Oliver and Abigail; two brothers, Vennie (Willa) Lanik of Lincoln, NE and Ralph (Irene) Lanik of Tucson, AZ; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Lanik, Darlene Lanik and Joyce Lanik, all of Wahoo, NE; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Debra Lanik-DiNaso and Laurie Jean Lanik; a granddaughter-in-law, Alixx Lanik; brothers, Francis (Mildred) Lanik, Godfrey Lanik, Leo Lanik, and Bernard Lanik; and a sister, Rosemarie (Francis) Cermak.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 5 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Visitation will be on Friday at the church in Hoffmann Hall from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.
The Mass will be available to watch live on uoutube.com at the Antigo Area Catholic Churches page https://www.youtube.com/@AntigoAreaCatholicChurches
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Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
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