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Obituary for Michael Lanser

August 3, 1953 - July 8, 2019
Elyria, Ohio | Age 65

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend


Michael "Mike" B. Lanser, Sr., 65 of Elyria, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA and North Ridgeville, OH passed away peacefully with his family by his side Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born August 3, 1953 in Cleveland, OH to parent's Joseph and Dorothy (nee Smith) Lanser, Jr.

Mike was a graduate of North Ridgeville High School where he played basketball and met the love of his life. Mike was an avid fan of all sports especially Cleveland and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He played and coached sports year round, umpired up to college level baseball, and could usually be found at Palmer Field. He was a former president of the North Ridgeville Football League and former member of the North Ridgeville VFW Post 9871 where he dedicated much of his time. Mike loved to travel and was blessed with many close friends with whom he and his wife shared many trips. Above all, Mike was a family man and cherished his time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He had such unique relationships with each grandchild and was loved beyond measure by each one of them.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ann (nee Brewer) of 47 years; loving children Tammy Archer (Matt) of Flowery Branch, Ga, Christy Lanser of Bay Village, Shannon Groesser (Eric) of Huntington Twp, and Michael Lanser Jr. (Faith) of Elyria; dear siblings Gail Schroeder, Karen Jacobs and Joseph Lanser III; 18 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Dorothy (nee Smith) Lanser, Jr.; his sister Lynn Lanser; father in-law Burvin Brewer and brother in-law John Rock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to Ames Hospice House (Hospice of the Western Reserve) PO Box 72101, Cleveland OH 44192

Friends may call Friday, July 12, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for a visitation at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Burial to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery 35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039. 440-933-3202

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