Sergeant Levi Delbert Lane, Jr., 89, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the VA Medical Center. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Holy Name Church with Father Robert Rodgers officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Custer National Cemetery.
He was born on September 23, 1927, in Gillette, WY, to Levi Sr. and Ethel (Hull) Lane. He grew up in the Gillette area and attended school in Gillette graduating from Campbell County High School.
Shortly after graduating he was inducted into the U.S. Army and received basic training at Fort Lee, VA. Remaining in the Army until retiring in 1972. He served at various locations including Korea, Republic of Panama and two tours in Vietnam. His last assignments prior to retirement were as Command Sergeant Major of both the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the Army Transport School, Fort Eustis, VA.
In March of 1952, he married Anita Faulconer in Seattle, WA. Three children were born to this union, son, Lee and daughters, Charlene and Michele.
Levi was preceded in death by his parents, both brothers and daughter, Michele. He is survived by his wife, Anita, son, Lee (Jean) Lane of Laramie, WY, daughter, Charlene Dillon of Grandview, WA, Joe Dillon of Whitehall, MT, four grandsons, Adam Dillon, Nathan Dillon, Michael Lane, Ryan Lane, four granddaughters, Kelli Dillon, Laura Ballesteros, Aimee Miachkov, Ashley Lane, two great granddaughters,
Nicole Dillon, Samantha Dillon and one great grandson, Joey Dillon.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Holy Name Church with Father Robert Rodgers officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Custer National Cemetery.
Memorials to honor may be made to the Holy Name Building Fund at 9 S. Connor, Sheridan, WY 82801, Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter at 84 East Ridge Rd., Sheridan, WY 82801 or to the VA Homeless Shelter at 1898 Fort Rd., Sheridan, WY 82801.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.