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Marjorie Lantis

November 15, 1925 — October 15, 2017

Marjorie Lantis, age 91 of Ortonville, a former Big Stone City resident died October 15, 2017, at Fairway View Neighborhoods in Ortonville.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Pastor Ailsa Odom will officiate and burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. at Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Sunday, one hour prior to the service.

Marjorie Lorraine (Olson) Lantis and her twin sister Marion were born on November 15, 1925, in Browns Valley, MN to Martin and Hannah (Jenson) Olson. They also had two brothers, Ralph and Carroll. Marjorie grew up in Browns Valley. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith and graduated from Browns Valley High School with the Class of 1944. She was united in marriage with Elton Edward “Buzz” Lantis on May 23, 1946. They had one son, Jeffery, born in 1947. In 1948, Marjorie and Buzz took over the tavern in Big Stone City, SD from her dad. She could be found behind the bar in Buzz's Tavern serving Grain Belt to friends old and new for more than 60 years. She was featured, along with her twin sister, on television and in print for their many years as dedicated business owners.

Besides Marjorie’s hard work ethic, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved dancing the polka, waltz and two-step, playing cards, tending to her large garden and flowers, and going out for ice cream. Marge also enjoyed searching for treasures at garage sales, especially collecting head vases which she had on display at the tavern. She liked hunting and fishing and was an expert fish cleaner. She had a smile for everyone she met and always preferred laughing to crying. She will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish Marjorie’s memory are her daughter-in-law, Kathie Lantis of Big Stone City, SD; twin sister, Marion Larsen of Ortonville, MN; grandchildren: Kris (Josh Kefauver) Lantis of Albuquerque, NM; Eric (Stacy Witlock) Lantis of Sartell, MN; Laura Lantis of Lakeshore, CA; great-grandchildren: Cody and Brayden Lantis of Sartell, MN; sister-in-law, Joyce Lantis of Killeen, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Hannah Olson; husband, Buzz Lantis; son, Jeffery Lantis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carroll (Doris) Olson and Ralph (Doris) Olson; nieces, Sharie Olson and Linda Olson; nephews, Dean Olson, John Larsen and Richard Larsen.
Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home of Ortonville is in charge of the arrangements for Marjorie Lantis.


Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home
401 NW 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278

Saturday, October 21, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Zion Lutheran Church
806 Highland Hwy
Ortonville, MN 56278

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:00 PM


Mound Cemetery
Stephens Ave East
Ortonville, Minnesota 56278

Sunday, October 22, 2017
3:00 PM


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