Lantto, Orville Leroy 68, passed away surrounded by family on October 31, 2022. He lives on in the hearts of his wife Sue, son Max, daughter Katey (Liam Fitzgerald), his father Ernest, siblings Sam, Eric (Tisha), and Julie (Jeff Hansen), brother in law Mark Willcox, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter Genevieve, mother Louise, sister Karen Willcox and her son Stanton. Born in Fairborn, Ohio, he spent his childhood in St Louis Park and Bonn, Germany, and attended the UW Madison for a degree in meteorology, and later the University of Minnesota for a degree in mechanical engineering. In his career he was a valued advisor, caring team member, and the definition of a professional. His intelligence was undeniable, seen clearly in his love of learning about history, politics and science. He became a father in 1994 and dedicated his life thereafter to his family, especially to his children of whom he was exceptionally proud. He is greatly loved and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Harry Tompson Center, where his daughter Katey works. A small memorial service open to all will be held Thursday, November 3rd at 12pm at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, MN.

Published on November 6, 2022