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In Memory of

Marion F. Lantaff

January 11, 1939 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Marion (Mert) F. Lantaff, 76, of Evansville died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital from heart failure.

Mert was born January 11, 1939 in Evansville and graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1957 where he played football on a state championship team. He worked as a camera operator until retirement. An avid photographer, he produced numerous serigraph prints and a book commemorating the Mesker Park Carousel.

He was a long-time member of St. James West United Methodist Church, the R-Men Varsity Club, where he was a member of the...

Marion (Mert) F. Lantaff, 76, of Evansville died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital from heart failure.

Mert was born January 11, 1939 in Evansville and graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1957 where he played football on a state championship team. He worked as a camera operator until retirement. An avid photographer, he produced numerous serigraph prints and a book commemorating the Mesker Park Carousel.

He was a long-time member of St. James West United Methodist Church, the R-Men Varsity Club, where he was a member of the honor roll and Westside Sportsman's Club. He was actively involved in all three where he gave of his time, shared his talents and served in leadership roles.

Mert may best be remembered as a fun-loving guy who lived life to the fullest without regrets or worries. He always had a "project" in progress and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He especially enjoyed his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Judy; son, Scott (Connie) and two daughters, Julie Williams (Kirk) and Jennifer Sexton (Brent) all of Evansville. Grandchildren include Rachel and Robert (Dana) Blackburn, Taylor "Tate" Williams, Ashley Williams, Josey Roth (Adam) and Jacob Sexton, Brayton, Brenna and Brooklyn Blackburn. He is also survived by his mother in-law, Jeannette Grisham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ida Mae Masterson and two brothers, Carl and Leslie (Les).

Funeral Services were held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. James West UMC officiated by Pastor Gene Backes. Visitation was held Tuesday, March 31, 2 to 8 pm at Alexander West Chapel and Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at the church. Private Entombment took place at Alexander Memorial Park.