Lanny Mendenhall, Sr., 77, of New Harmony, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center. He was born January 14, 1937, in Plattsmouth, NE, to the late Charles and Dene (Barnes) Mendenhall.
He was a member of Bethsaida Congregational Christian Church and served in the US Air Force from 1955-1959. He loved the outdoors, spending time with his family and friends, and to sing and play cards.
Lanny was preceded in death by his wife in 2001, Carol Mendenhall; infant son, Jess Charles Mendenhall; and his parents.
He is survived by his sons, Lanny (Jeannie) Mendenhall, Jr. and Lance Mendenhall; daughter, Lynne (David) Nation; grandchildren, Christopher (Janell) Gardner, Zachary (Jenny) Mendenhall, Nicole and Michael Nation and Peter, Mariah and Patrick Mendenhall; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Austin, Paige and Chase Gardner and Logan Mendenhall.
Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Kenny Rager, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Mt. Vernon Retired Veterans Owen Dunn Post #5 will perform military services at the cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 6100 West 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.