Victor Lanning, 61, Central High Teacher, Dies
Victor Lanning, 61, of 4309 Somerst lane, a social studies teacher at Central-University High School, died Friday (July 30, 1965) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Lanning taught in the Madison school system since 1930, teaching at Nakoma, West, and Central-University High schools.
He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and was research assistant in the university economics department.
He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Masonic lodge, First Congregational Church, the State Historical Society, and several education groups.
In 1950, Mr. Lanning published "The Wisconsin Tourist," a study of the state's recreational resources for tourists.
Survivors include his wife, Florence; a daughter, Victoria, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Emil Larson, 1849 Jenifer st., and Mrs. Wyatt Adkins, DeForest.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Frautschi funeral home, 3610 Speedway rd. Memorials may be made to the Central-University High school scholarship fund.
Note: The above is from the Saturday, July 31, 1965 Obituary Section of the Wisconsin State Journal. At this time, obituaries were still news stories, written by newspaper staff, not families. The punctuation and capitalization are as they appeared in newspaper.
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