Lance K. "Lanny" Wilson

Mar 3, 2021
Wilson, Lance orig



Memorial services 10:30 AM Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo.



Visitation for one hour before services.



Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences, or Northeast Iowa Food Bank.


Lance K. "Lanny" Wilson, 72, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, of an extended illness. He was born November 20, 1948 in Waterloo, son of Charles L. and Vera Mae. Baumgartner Wilson and graduated from Orange High School in 1967. He obtained his BA in General Science and an MA in German from UNI.

Lanny worked at John Deere for 24 years retiring in 2000 as a safety director at the Waterloo Engine Works where he was in charge of environmental compliance. He married Cynthia “Cindy” Weltge and they later divorced. He married Joann Mackin on December 27, 2003 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hampton.

Lanny was a long-time member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He was a supporter of the Panther Scholarship Fund and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. He loved history and geneology, particularly German history, languages and its culture and was a member of UNI German Stammtisch.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Mackin‚ Waterloo; son, Sean Wilson‚ Des Moines; daughter, Shannen (Josh) Roeder‚ Grand Rapids‚ MI; sister, Candace (Ron) Steele‚ Hudson; three brothers-in-law, Jere (Lois) Mackin‚ Plymouth‚ MN, Pat (Sharon) Mackin‚ Osage, and Dick (Deb) Mackin‚ Manly; a sister-in-law, Marie Ockman‚ Longwood‚ FL; numerous nieces and nephews; and his granddogs, Ozzie and Blondie.


Lanny is preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Alena Mae | Apr 14, 2021
    you will be missed
  2. Dan Pawlak | Mar 07, 2021
    I worked closely with Lanny for 20+ years and he was a dedicated professional in all he did. His work assured that the chemicals used in the manufacturing processes at the Engine Works were properly evaluated and maintained. He protected the employees and the company and helped the Engine Works comply with OSHA, EPA and local requirements. I am glad that we had an opportunity to get together again recently after the many years he was away from Waterloo. A true friend that will be missed.
  3. Elaine Leeper | Mar 07, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with with all of your family during this difficult time.  Lyle and Elaine Leeper
  4. Patti Lounsbury | Mar 05, 2021
    I am so very sorry to hear this! 
  5. Patti Harken | Mar 04, 2021
    We are saddened to see of Lannys passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all💙Patti and Bob Harken

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