Kenneth L. Lannert, age 73, of Carlyle, passed away Saturday, November 15, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 73 year-old Kenneth L. Lannert will be Wednesday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m., at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or St. Jude’s Hospital.
Mr. Lannert was born January 7, 1941 in East St. Louis, a son of Leroy Charles and Lola May (Lydy) Lannert. He married Donna Jean Green on November 21, 1960, in Waterloo, Illinois and she preceded him in death on June 2, 1999.
Mr. Lannert is survived by his daughter – Cindy Kachuba and husband Clarence of Greenville; a son – Charles Lannert and wife Brie of Nashville, IL; grandchildren Melissa (Keith) Goodin, Ashley (Nate) Berry, Gabrielle Lannert and Rowyn Jean Lannert; Great grandchildren Blake and Ethan Goodin; father-in-law, Harry Little of Carlyle; brothers-in-law, Charles (Sharon) Green of Edwardsville, Jack Penn, Sr. of Fairview Heights, and Dan Little and wife Angela of Belleville, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy & Lola Lannert –his wife, Donna Lannert …a son – Jeffrey Lannert; – sisters, Carol Penn and Marilyn Harper and husband Jim, and mother-in-law, Wanda Little.
Mr. Lannert was a co-owner and operator of Carlyle Truck repair since 1978. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family and friends.