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Doris Lanter

Doris Margaret Lanter, nee Bossler, 95, of Belleville, IL, born December 28, 1920, in Belleville, IL, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016, at Clinton Manor Living Center, New Baden, IL.

Mrs. Lanter was a former clerk for Fellner’s Department Store, Belleville, IL and a former member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  She thoroughly enjoyed her card clubs, entertaining, and being with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Roland F. (Jack) Lanter, whom she married January 20, 1944, and who died December 12, 1967; and her parents, Oscar and Clara, nee Dietz, Bossler.

She is survived by two daughters,
    Barbara L. (Richard) Hunt of Cincinnati, OH,
    and Carol L. (James) Honer of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Abigail (Robert) Ghering,
    Elizabeth (Derek) Wesolowski,
    Christine (Robert) White,
    and Benjamin (Elizabeth) Honer;
and eight great-grandchildren, Adam, Jack, Mia and Benjamin Ghering,
    Olivia and Grant Wesolowski,
    and Caleb and Katelyn White.

Memorials may be made to Clinton Manor Living Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. James Buerster officiating.

Burial will be Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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