Dec. 27, 1933 - Nov. 13, 2012
GOSHEN - John R. Lantzer, 78, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2012, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.
He was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Elkhart County to Devon and Hazel (Carter) Lantzer.
He married Margaret "Peg" Schrock on Feb. 5, 1953, in Benton. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Jeff S. (Sara) Lantzer and Jay S. (Melanie) Lantzer, both of Goshen, and Jack D. (Juanita) Lantzer of Wakarusa; seven grandchildren, Jason (Erin) Lantzer, Jennifer (Toby) Mishler, Justin Lantzer, Missy (Jeff) Valderrama, Vanessa Lantzer, A.J. (Tiffany) Lantzer and Amanda Osborne; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Devon Lantzer Jr.
Mr. Lantzer graduated from Millersburg High School in 1951.
He was active in basketball and track and field events, competing in the 440 at the state level.
A lifelong resident of the area, he was part owner and operator of L&M Electric for 16 years.
There will be a private family service.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Goshen Hospital and Health Care Foundation.