Jack W. Lancin, 90

Jack W. Lancin, 90, of West Bend died on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born on June 6, 1922, in Milwaukee to the late Jacob and Valerie (nee Krocha) Lancin.

Jack grew up in Milwaukee. As a child, he studied music at the Milwaukee Conservatory, focusing on drums. He then went on to attend and graduate from the former Milwaukee Boys Technical High School. For a short time, he was employed at Wisconsin Motors.

After enlisting in the United States Army, he served during World War II, being stationed in the European Theater. While working as a mechanic, he also played drums with an Army band, performing throughout Europe.

Following his discharge, he returned to Milwaukee, and also returned to Wisconsin Motors, retiring after 49 years of employment.

On Jan. 17, 1952, he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Lindermeyer. Dorothy predeceased Dec. 12, 1981.

Jack loved the outdoors. His passion for fishing, camping and traveling was passed on to his children. The family would take trips to many different places throughout the United States.

He married Joan C. (nee Kowalski) Miller on July 21, 1984.

He was a member of the Lt. Ray Dickop Post No. 36 American Legion and the Pius Fatherís Club.
Survivors include his wife Joan; six children Helene (Al) Glasl, Jack, Jr., Ann (Timm) Miller, Tom, Christine (Stephen) Peterson and Kathy (Dan) Dvoran; three step-children Sharon (Don) LaPlant, Janet (Bob) Parkison and Kim (Todd) Kohler; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister Lorraine Gillan; other relatives and friends.

In addition to Dorothy and his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, at noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee. Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 10-11:45 a.m.
The family has requested memorials to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.