Helen Barbara (Rischar) Lanter
Helen Barbara (Rischar) Lanter, 95, of Tilton, passed away at 8:34 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019.
She was born in Belleville, Ill., on December 4, 1923, the daughter of Adolph and Barbara Rischar.
On March 24, 1945, Helen married the love of her life, Norman Arthur Lanter, in Ardmore, Okla., and they spent 57 years together before his passing on September 28, 2002.
Helen is survived by her daughters, Norma (Marion) Davis, Patty (Robert Mitchell) Lyons; sons, Richard (Pat) Lanter, David (CarolAnn) Lanter, William (Heather) Lanter, Robert (Kathy Wurtsbaugh) Lanter; grandchildren, Scott (SaLena) Davis, Steven (Jodi) Davis, Stacie (David) Young, Jared (Patty) Lanter, Jason (Jennifer) Lanter, Katie (Brian) Schrotenboer, Austin (Tiffany) Lanter, Kyle (Nikki) Lanter, Nicholas (Kate) Lyons, Charles (Elisha) Lyons, Corey (Brooke) Lanter; and 20 great-grandchildren, Jenna, Jada, Ashlee and Andrew Davis, Sarah and Ben Young, Alex, Nathaniel and Evan Lanter, Logan Schrotenboer, Wesley, Savannah, Brooklyn, William and David Lanter, Alex, Mathew, Austin and Abby Lyons, and Sam Lanter, all affectionately called her "Granny-Great."
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and four sisters.
Helen attended Notre Dame High School in Belleville, Ill. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church for 20 years and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Covington, Ind., for 43 years. She also was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.
Helen and Norm enjoyed traveling throughout their years together. They visited all 50 states together as well as parts of Europe, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada. Along the way they prided themselves to also visit each of their nieces' and nephews' homes, near and far. They loved attending their grandchildren's many activities.
Helen was a self-taught woman, teaching herself all throughout her life. She worked at St. Paul's school kitchen and at Hooton School.
She was very proud of her six children and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Very special thank-yous go to the Autumn Fields family of Tilton and to Transitions Hospice for their support, kindness and love.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1303 N. Walnut St., Danville, with Rosary preceding at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will take place 4-7 p.m. Monday, September 23, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834.
Memorial donations may be made in Helen's name to the donor's choice of charity. Please join Helen's family in sharing memories, pictures and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on September 20, 2019


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3 posts

Jean Cunningham
Oct 05, 2019
Your Mother was a great lady!! I always enjoyed visiting with her. So sorry that I wasn't able to offer my condolences in person. No matter the age, it is always hard to say good bye to a loved one, especially a parent.

You have my sincere sympathy.
Jean Cunningham
John Mathews
Sep 22, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Helen Barbara (Rischar) Lanter by John Mathews.  Send flowers
John &. Sue Mathews
Sep 22, 2019
A special friend and great neighbor