Jeffrey A. Lanser, 54, of Minot, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in his home.
Jeff was born June 20, 1959, in Racine, Wis., to Leonard and Arlene Lanser. He was raised in Racine and graduated from Park High School in 1977. He joined the Air Force in 1978 and married Denise Page. They were married for 25 years and had four children together. He retired from the Air Force in 2004 as a master sergeant and later went back to work for the Air Force as a civilian.
Jeff was active with First Baptist Church in Minot, where he served on the audit committee, as an usher and media operator. He loved spending his time with his friends and family and was looking forward to a trip to the Holy Land in the upcoming months. Jeff loved the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers.
Jeff is survived by: his former spouse, Denise (Page) Lanser, and their children, Jessica (Lanser) Nixa, and her husband, Luke Nixa, of Sioux City, Iowa, Jeremy Lanser, and his wife, April Lanser, of Bismarck, Joanna (Lanser) Snyder, and her husband, Brett Snyder, stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Del., and Jonathan Lanser, and his wife, Nicole Lanser, of Minot; and his 12 grandchildren. Jeff is also survived by his mother, Arlene Lanser, of Racine, Wis.; sister, Donna (Lanser) Rangel, of Racine, and Leonard (Lenny) Lanser, of Kenosha, Wis.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Lanser.
Celebration of life service: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at 11 a.m., in First Baptist Church, Minot.
Book signing: Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m., at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Donations are requested to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Minot in lieu of flowers and plants.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com.)