Hella Lanman

July 12, 2013

Hella Lanman 73, of Frankfort, IN, died July 12, 2013 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born June 13, 1940 in Helmstedt, Germany to Wilhelm & Elisabeth (Werner) Vaut. She married Charles Lanman on April 23, 1960 in Helmstedt and he survives. While in Germany, she worked as a legal secretary. After her marriage and moving to Frankfort in 1964, she was a homemaker. She was of the Catholic Faith. Hella enjoyed and loved her family.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Arborwood by Shoups, 100 Golf Preserve Lane, Frankfort. A Celebration of Life Service for Hella will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday with her nephew, Patrick Lanman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society or the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. Entombment will take place in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

her husband, Charles Lanman of Frankfort, 2 daughters: Tina (Dan) Sheets of Frankfort and Jenny Lanman of San Francisco, CA, and 2 grandchildren, Ben & Claire Sheets.

Preceded by:

her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugone.


10 Condolences for “Hella Lanman”

  1. Margot Storm July 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Dear family of Hella:
    I too am from Germany and got together with your loved one a long time ago. I thought she moved away or something. Also, Tina and my daughter Bridget went to school together. We were sad to read about Hella’s passing. She was a a sweet person and I bet you will miss her? She is with God! No more pain, no more worries….here are our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Lance & Margot Storm and family

  2. Jack & Deborah Tinsley July 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. We know the many years you had with Hella give you so many good memories that you will cherish forever. Even though we will not be physically with you to celebrate for her life on the 17th, we will be there in spirit. I am truly sorry for you and your family.

  3. Kelly Scheid July 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Mr. Lanman, Tina and Jenny I am very sorry for your loss. I will never forget the day I met Mrs. Lanman! I never would let her forget that she “hit” me! I hate that we had to meet under such circumstances but she touched my heart and I will never forget her! I hope one day soon each of you will find peace and comfort.

  4. Marci Millikan McQuern July 16, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Chuck, Tina, Jenny and family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Life is just too short. So glad we have a better place awaiting. Take care of yourselves.

    Marci (Marshall)

  5. Saundra Sheets July 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Hella was such a very nice and thoughtful person who will be missed very much. Love to you all. Jon, Saundra, Rachael and Rabecka

  6. Tammy Shircliff Gamester July 17, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Hella’s passing. I always have very fond memories of her, she seemed to always be smiling. Very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. May you find strength in God and even though it is hard to loose her, know that she is now in Gods loving embrace and will always be with you all. God Bless.
    Tammy (Shircliff) Gamester

  7. Don Hayward July 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    My condolences to Charlie and the girls.

  8. Bob & Connie Lane July 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Chuck Tina & Jenny
    We are so sorry to hear about Hella, Our prayers & thoughts are with you and your family.
    God bless and take care.
    Bob & Connie Lane

  9. Tia Shircliff Dori July 18, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Chuck, Tina, Jenny and Family:
    I’m so sorry to hear of Hella’s passing. She was a beautiful woman and I have such fond memories of her and you all. She was so wonderful to my Mom when my Dad passed away. Her friendship meant the world to my Mom and all of us girls. My heart aches for you. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Tia

  10. Paul & Carolyn Lanman July 23, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Chuck, Tina, Jenny, Dan, Ben,& Clara
    We are sorry for your loss, Hella was a special person to many folks, including our family. The many many memories that we have of her, and all the times we shared will be something that we will always hold near, and dear.
    Please know that we are always just a phone call away if you ever need anything.

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