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Wayne L. Lantz

Published: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

OREGON – Wayne L. Lantz, 81, of Oregon, died Friday. Aug. 15, 2014, at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Dixon.

Wayne was born July 7, 1933, in Lighthouse, rural Ogle County, the son of Russell and Gwendolyn (Bennett) Lantz. Wayne graduated from Mount Morris High School, and went on to own his own trucking business, White Lighting Express. He enjoyed being with his family, collecting coins, and most recently, collecting marbles. You often could find Wayne in his garage, tinkering, building, or fixing things. 

Wayne is survived by one son, Stephen (Lori) Lantz of Oregon; three daughters, Janice (Terry) Day, Kathy (Bruce) Miller, and Beverly (Bruce Portner) Lantz, all of Dixon; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Jack Lantz; and one sister, Barbara Hultquist.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and the memorial service at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, with the Rev. Frank Lay officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Square Nursing Home.

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