CHAMPAIGN, IL -- Lanny Ernest Nerlien, 64, of Champaign, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at home.
A funeral service was held Saturday, July 9, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Champaign, IL. Pastor Mark Elliott officiated. Burial will be held at a later date.
The Owens Funeral Home, Champaign, IL was in charge of arrangements.
Lanny was born on March 28, 1947, in Fargo, ND, a son to Lyle and Judy Tewten Nerlien. His mother survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kari (James) May of Champaign, IL; a son, Matthew Nerlien of Champaign, IL; two brothers, Michael (Kathy) Nerlien of Burnsville, MN and Gary (June) Nerlien of Northwood; and four grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lyle Nerlien.
Mr. Nerlien graduated from Concordia Academy, St. Paul, MN in 1965. Shortly following he joined the United States Air Force serving time in Thailand from 1966 to 1969.
Lanny was a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a bachelors degree. He was a local residential appraiser employed by Champion Federal from 1984 to 1998. He retired from Whitsitt and Associates in 2010.