Virginia “Ginny” Lanter

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Virginia A. “Ginny” Lanter, nee Feder, 79, of Belleville, IL, born April 25, 1944, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO, surrounded by family.

Ginny attended Cathedral Grade School and the Academy of Notre Dame High School. She was a dedicated member of Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church where she volunteered over the years. Ginny was a homemaker and Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for 46 years. She enjoyed celebrating the holidays with her family and always made a point of sending greeting cards to family and friends. An avid baker, she always ensured that everyone went home with a plate of her amazing cookies. Ginny never missed watching and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul A. and Lorene A., nee Louis, Feder; and two brothers-in-law, Kevin Duffy and Robert Norton.

Ginny is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Verlan Lanter, whom she married on June 22, 1965, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville, IL; a son, Michael (Catherine) Lanter of O’Fallon, IL; three daughters, Nancy (Michael) McVey of Swansea, IL, Jan (Duke) Whitaker of Blue Springs, MO, and Karen Lanter of Belleville, IL; six grandchildren, Nathan and Megan Lanter, Ryan and Erin McVey, and Koty (Christy) and Samantha Whitaker; two great grandchildren, Elias and Sawyer Whitaker; six brothers and sisters, Jean Duffy, Doris Norton, Robert (Carol) Feder, Mary Kisner, Kathleen (Robert) deRoode, and Richard (Nancy) Feder; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Cathedral of St. Peter or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Godfrey Mullen officiating.

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


9 Comments on Virginia “Ginny” Lanter

Brian Jacquot said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2024 at 5:51 PM

Mr. Lanter, Mike, Han, Nancy & Karen, Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the company, friendship and hospitality of the Lanter family.

  • Dunlap
  • IL
Rolland & Nancy Hediger said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2024 at 4:16 PM

Verlan and family, so sorry for your loss. Ginny was a sweet and beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mesa
  • Arizona
Family of Kenneth and Lucille Wiesen said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2024 at 10:07 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Robert Maes said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2024 at 8:14 AM

Verlan and family, so sorry to hear of Ginny's passing, my prayers are with you. Bob Maes

  • Belleville
  • IL
David I Gruenewald said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2024 at 4:59 PM

Verlan, I am sorry to hear of your wife, Ginny's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Aurora
  • Il
Kelly Dolezal said : Guest Report Mar 18, 2024 at 12:52 PM

Dear Verlan, Mike, Nancy, Jan, and Karen and family, We are so sad for your loss. I remember Aunt Ginny's laugh while we visited your warm and loving home on holidays, and my kids have delighted in cards from Aunt Ginny and Uncle Verlan as much as I did as a kid. We know she will be so missed, and we are thinking of you all. Love, Kelly, Adam, Helen, Fred, and Bert

  • Savoy
  • IL
Karen (Biehl) Hansen said : Guest Report Mar 17, 2024 at 9:23 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. God's peace to all of you.

  • Pontoon Beach
  • IL
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Mar 17, 2024 at 5:32 AM

We are sad to here of Ginny's passing.Please, accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Maxine Karcher Ferris said : Guest Report Mar 16, 2024 at 7:47 PM

So very sad to hear that Virginia has come to the end of her earthly journey, may the angels be with her on her heavenly journey. A remembered 1962 Notre Dame Academy Classmate and enjoyed the class luncheons with her. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois

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