August 12, 1946 – October 10, 2019
Lanny Eller, age 73, passed away October 10, 2019 in Colorado Springs. He was born August 12, 1946 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Joshua and Maxine Eller. Upon graduating from Fedora High School in Fedora, South Dakota, he joined the military and served in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. His career took him to Utah, California, Nebraska, Germany, Nevada, North Dakota, and Greece before becoming a resident of Colorado Springs in 1990.
Lanny retired from the United States Air Force after 25 years and worked another 21 years in the Civil Service as an electrician, primarily at Peterson Air Force Base.
He was a member of various Veterans organizations including TREA, VFW and American Legion. He loved to travel, was an avid bowler, and collector of many assorted “treasures”. He was also a huge Minnesota Vikings fan.
Lanny is survived by his beloved wife, Sherry, who he married on July 11, 1970 in Reno, Nevada. He is also survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy Price (Michael), Pam Worden (Chris), Ginny Halvorson (Chris), and Becky Coleman (Bryant) as well as his loving grandchildren, Megan, Derrion, Matt, Sami, Brianna, Elizabeth, Brooke, Rachael, and Savannah.
was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Rodney; and his sister,
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Burial with military honors will be at Pikes Peak National Cemetery Monday, October 21, 2019 at 3 pm.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Lanny’s memory to: Pikes Peak Humane Society Lanny will be dearly missed by his family and friends.