Garden Chapel

Arie J. Lanser

December 14, 2011
Pella, Iowa

10:00 A.M., Monday, December 19, 2011
Sully Christian Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Beginning at 10:30 A.M, Sunday, December 18, 2011
Family present 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Sully Christian School

Sully Cemetery
Sully, Iowa

In Memory Of

Arie J. Lanser
Pella, Iowa
(Age 99)

January 13, 1912 - December 14, 2011

Arie John Lanser was born on January 13, 1912 to John and Elizabeth (Bruxvoort) Lanser. He went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the age of ninety-nine.

Arie grew up on the family farm and attended Sully Christian Grade School where he completed the eighth grade.

On January 22, 1939 he was united in marriage with Johanna Wielard in Pella Iowa. Four children were born into the family: Ilene, Gladys, Melvin, Arvin.  Arie and Johanna raised the family on their farms in the Sully area.

Arie was a member of the Sully Christian Reformed Church where he served on the church council and was a member of the Men's Society. He also served on the Sully Christian School Board.

Those left to cherish his memory are his four children and their spouses: Ilene and Marvin Meppelink, Gladys and Russell Stravers, Melvin and Wanda Lanser, Arvin and Ronda Lanser; fifteen grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Peter and Junella Lanser, John and Lois Lanser, Marvin and Ruth Lanser; three sisters: Nellie Van Maaren, Joann Zylstra, Betty Nikkel; and one brother-in-law: Dan Van Wyk.

Preceding him in death were: his wife Johanna; son-in-law Marvin Vande Voort; brothers: Brant (Johanna) Lanser, Henry (Clara) Lanser; sisters: Mattie (Henry) Jansen, Durkie (Gerrit) Van Kooten, Harriet Van Wyk; and In-Laws: Cornie Van Maaren, Ludolph Zylstra, Dewey Nikkel, and Leonard and Gertrude Maasdam.

Arie will be greatly missed by his loving family, his many friends, and his Long Term Care family.

Arie's family:

Ilene (Lanser) and Marvin Meppelink – Pella
            Ken Vande Voort
                        Kandis and Corey Pregon
                                    Riley, Alex, Kady
            Marla and Bruce Terlouw
                        Jaci and Kyle Nunnikhoven
                        Tyler, Katie, Kimberly
            Vivian and Doug Vriezelaar
                        Justin and Shelby Vriezelaar
            Kevin and Rachel Vande Voort
                        Ross and April

Gladys (Lanser) and Russell Stravers – Lynnville
            Jeff and Jody Stravers
                        Kelsie and Cody Johnson
                        Jacob, Megan, Bret
            Brenda and Mark McKay
            Lynn and Dan Nichols
                        Noah, Elijah
            Greg and Marcy Stravers
                        Justin, Colin, Ian
            Phil and Amy Stravers
                        Drew, Clay, Emma

Melvin and Wanda (Vanderpol) Lanser – Searsboro
            Sharla and Dan Dunsbergen
                        Zachary, Amy, Connor, Alexa
            Eric Lanser
                        Taeler, Brenna, Kenzi
            Holly and Jeff Lee
                        Nicholas and Jayden
            Leisha and Ryan Huyser
                        Carly, Clayton, Camden

Arvin and Ronda (Terlouw) Lanser – Sully
            Dawn and Jason Allbee
                        Derik, Logan, Jenna
            Trisha and Blake Korns
                        Olivia, Andrew

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