Grace Lucille Lantz

Grace Lucille Lantz, 95, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Grace was born July 4, 1925 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Albert and Lilly May (Godfrey) Heisler.


On January 15, 1949, in Michigan City, Indiana, Grace married George Lute who preceded her in death on June 15, 1975.  On June 16, 1979 in La Porte, Indiana, Grace married Duane Lantz who preceded her in death on November 11, 2002.


Grace was employed by Walters Hospital as a secretary for eight years and later in the cafeteria at Michigan City High School before becoming a homemaker.  She was a member of Door Village United Methodist Church, was active with Scipio Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and a State Volunteer for Fire Fighters Auxiliary. Her special sense of humor and gift of laughter was with her even at the end of her life here on earth. Grace’s upbeat and positive outlook on life remained with her even though her most trying times.


Grace is survived by six daughters, Jacqueline (John) Steele of Michigan City, Janet (Bob) Schmidt, Donna (Lynn) Warner, Joyce (Robin) Schultz and Deborah (Henry) Deckard, all of La Porte and Doreen (Dan) Hammons of Sawyer, Michigan; six sons, Richard (Sheila) Lute of La Porte, Christopher (Kathy) Lute of Michigan City, William Lute of California, David (Janet) Lantz, of La Porte, Dennis (Leslie) Lantz of La Porte, Jeffrey (Sue) Lantz of Union Mills; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, two sisters, Kathleen Scott and Alberta Bentley; a son, Daniel Lute, and a brother, Ray Heisler.


Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Grace’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


Memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 or the Humane Society, 722 IN 212, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.


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