December 30, 2008
10:00 A.M. Friday, January 2, 2009
Faith Christian Reformed Church
After 12:00 P.M., Thursday, January 1, 2009
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Family will be present
5:00-7:00 P.M., Thursday
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July 24, 1914 - December 30, 2008
William Lanser, son of William and Hendricka Van Wyk Lanser, Sr., was born on July 24, 1914 on a farm north of Sully, Iowa. He attended Sully Christian School and later graduated from the Sully High School.
On June 4, 1937 Bill was united in marriage with Wilma De Jong. To this union three children were born: Gary Vern, Lola Kay, and Robert Wayne. The family farmed on the Lanser family farm north of Sully for twenty-three years. In 1960 Bill and Wilma moved in to Sully where they operated the Sully Café for five years. He was also employed at Pella Rolscreen Company for three years after which he and Wilma started a Sears Catalog Merchandise Store at 608 Franklin Street in Pella. They continued in the store operation for the next ten years. Bill then worked for Dutch Town Vacuum for the next eighteen years in the sales and service department, retiring in 2000.
Bill and Wilma were members of the Christian Reformed Church in Sully, Iowa. In 1969 they transferred their membership to the Faith Christian Reformed Church in Pella where Bill was active in the Men's Society, serving in various capacities -- president, secretary, and treasurer. He also served his church as an Elder.
Wilma went to be with her Lord on March 7, 2001 at the age of eighty-four years. She will now be joined by Bill who passed away on December 30, 2008 at the age of ninety-four.
Those left to cherish his memory are: one daughter and her husband, two daughters-in-law, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Millie (De Jong) Devlin of Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Preceding him in death: his parents; his wife, Wilma; two sons: Gary and Robert; one brother, Arie Lanser; and four sisters: Trina Ratcliff, Mattie Jansen, Wilma Van Rees, and Bertha Meppelink.
Bill will be remembered as a faithful Christian and a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.
Maxine (Uitermarkt) Lanser of Centennial, Colorado
Julie and Greg Howar of Lompoc, California
Lola and Ron Spoelstra of Pella, Iowa
Cheri and Gregg Uitermarkt of Pella, Iowa
Aimee Marie and Benjamin Reese Uitermarkt
Judy and Jeff Jenison of Pella, Iowa
Jenae Ann Jenison
Deb and Jon Harmsen of Des Moines, Iowa
Jonathan William and Andrew Joseph Harmsen
Ricki (Fleener) Lanser of Pella, Iowa
Jeff and Debbie Lanser of Pella, Iowa
Nicole Lynn and Derek Wayne Lanser
Staci and Rick Jansen of Sully, Iowa
Darci Danae, Kara Kaylee,
Derrick Lee and Kody Ryan Jansen
Terri and Wes Vos of Kellogg, Iowa
Trenton Wayne, Cale Joseph, and Carlie Dawn Vos