Carroll John “C.J.” Lanahan, 86, of Sorento, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at his home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon, with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville. A funeral Mass will follow the visitation on Saturday at the church, with Father Joseph Havrilka officiating. Burial will be in Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1929 in Granite City to Edward Leo and Margaret Viola (Bergschneider) Lanahan.
Mr. Lanahan was a master carpenter and the owner of CEE-JAY Construction Co. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He was a member of the NRA and a member of Illinois Territorial Rangers. He was a faithful member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville, and in his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, William “Bill” (Connie) Lanahan of Suwanee, Ga., Thomas (Paula) Lanahan of Coral Springs, Fla., Donald (Karin) Lanahan of Grants Pass, Ore., Catherine (Ron) Enochs of Marana, Ariz., Joan (John) Tuzzolino of Inverness, Ill., and Margaret (Dennis) Grapperhaus of Troy; his twin brother, Gerald (Theresa) Lanahan of Troy; a sister-in-law, Alice Lanahan of Illinois; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and his companion, Marjorie “Jo” Tate.
He was preceded in death by his his parents; a brother, James E. Lanahan; and an infant sister, Mary Kathleen Lanahan.
Memorials may be made to the to the NRA or St. Labre Indian Catholic High School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT 59003.