Obit: Lane, Henry Joseph (1927 – 2018)
Surnames: Lane, Ames, Johnson, Baker, Potter, Beckwell
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06 Jun 2018
Lane, Henry Joseph (1 SEP 1927 – 27 MAY 2018)
Henry Joseph Lane, 90, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Henry was born September 1, 1927, to John and Margaret (Ames) Lane in Duluth, MN. Henry resided most of his life in Superior, WI where he had many occupations. Henry proudly served our country in both World War II and the Korean War as a teletype operator. After completing his military service Henry worked for the Soo Line Railroad. His grandchildren will most fondly remember him for his time as a truck driver traveling across the country with wild tales to tell and a semi to play in when he returned home. Henry also served as an auxiliary police officer in Superior, and volunteered his time driving for the VA, bringing veterans to the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital. After relocating to Warroad, MN in the mid 90's, Henry worked as a security officer at Lake of the Woods Casino for several years. Henry was proud to call Thorp his home for the last three and a half years of his life.
Henry enjoyed woodworking, daily walks, listening to classic country music, watching old westerns, reading anything and everything, and working crossword puzzles. Henry most treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren, as they were his pride and
One of Henry's proudest moments was being selected to participate in the Freedom Honor Flight in 2015. Henry was able to spend the day touring nation's capital, Washington D.C., visiting memorials that were built in his and other veterans honor. Henry enjoyed being involved with the American Legion and the VFW, where in his later years he was able to help sell calendars, poppies, and tickets for various fundraisers.
Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Phebe Emma Lane, in 2013. Henry was also preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Johnson; step-son Milo Lane; step-daughters: Patricia Baker, Lottie Potter, Doris Lane; one grandson, Michael Lane; and one great-grandson, Matthew Beckwell.
Henry will be sadly missed by many children, step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great- great-grandson.
There will a memorial service for Henry at the Thorp American Legion on Sunday, June 10th visitation at 12:00 p.m. with service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Vang from St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating.
Henry's family would like to express their gratitude for the kindness and camaraderie shown to Henry from the Thorp American Legion, the Thorp Veterans of Foreign Wars, the residents and staff of Morgan Plaza in Thorp, and the kindness and care given from the staff of Clark County.
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