Dorothy K. Lantz, 90


LAWRENCEVILLE — Dorothy K. Lantz, age 90, of Lawrenceville died on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1930 in Champaign. She was the adopted daughter of Herman and Marjorie (Morris) Kolter. She married Larry Lantz on Aug. 6, 1961, and he died on Feb. 13, 2012.

Dorothy owned and operated the Straw Shop in Florida. She also worked for WAKO Radio and Texaco Refinery. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Preceding her in death were: her parents; husband; and brother, Robert “Bob” Kolter.

Survivors include: one son, Jamey Lantz and wife, B.J. of Ormond Beach, Florida; one daughter, Penny Pruet of Sarasota, Florida; three sisters, Berniece Buchanan of rural Lawrenceville; Louise Szeles of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Lenora Goetz of Kansas; and one granddaughter.

Private services will be conducted for the family. Extended family and friends are welcome to view the service on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. (CST) with the following link:

A public burial will be conducted following the service in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church.

Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is in charge of the arrangements.

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