Robert Thomas Lanning

Robert Thomas Lanning, 57, Hays, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 22, 1956, in Mount Shasta, Calif., to Bill and Dorothy (Iaconis) Lanning.

He married Kim Hall on Oct. 22, 1977, in Wichita. He was a school photographer for Lifetouch for 15 years in Wichita, Salina and Hays. He also worked at RANS and Advanced Auto in Hays.

He was a member of North Oak Community Church, Hays. He was an avid collector of RC airplanes, model trains and toys. He enjoyed making a quick joke and making people laugh.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; a son, Joe Lanning, Overland Park; a daughter, Maggie Lanning, Sarasota, Fla.; his mother, Dorothy Brewer, Howard; four brothers, Bill Lanning and wife, Patsy, Howard, Rick Lanning and wife, Janice, Liberal, David Lanning and wife, Cathy, Cherryvale, and Keith Lanning and wife, Becky, Independence.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Lanning.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard; inurnment in Cresco Cemetery, north of Howard.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Medical Center Foundation.

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