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John  Floyd  Lanko, II

John Floyd Lanko, II
  • January 13, 1971 - October 15, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Cant believe this..ill miss our long talks. Thank you so much ,john,for being there for me and just talking,hanging out over the last 10yrs. A true...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Kay - Battle creek, MI

“John was a great friend to me .When life got tough i could call anytime and he would there with a kind word of support or be brutally honest and keep...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Alsobrooks Alsobrooks - LA

“I still feel like I'm living a nightmare right now. My brother would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He will truly be missed by so many. I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Dana Moore (Lanko) - Lowell, MI

“saying good bye is always so difficult but when they are so young it seems so unfair. My nephew loved life to the max. And his family was his life. I...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: kathy barbree - battle creek, MI

“My buddy, my schoolmate RIP my friend! See yeah in the after life, thats for sure! ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Elliott - Battle Creek, MI

“I really loved my cousin John a lot there were times when we had family get togethers we had fun & joked around, he sure was a big part of our family...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Barbree - Springfield, MI

“So sorry for your loss. John was a good man and I have great memories of him. He excelled as a soldier and medic and never failed at anything while...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin Belcher - Welch, WV

“The Angels will take care of you John you were my friend for a long time. Fly High ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Debra Day Stewart

“I am so sorry for your loss. He was my brother and he will be missed. If you need anything at all, let me know. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Joe Mead - Battle creek, MI

“Mary and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Vanderveen - Acquaintance

“I worked with John. Absolute class act and all around wonderful person. He would do anything to help someone out. He will be missed. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Key - battle creek, MI

“Heaven has acquired another Angel! ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Angela Shaw - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry Lanko family. I was stationed at Ft. Wainwright with John . He was a great guy. Prayers for your family during this difficult time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Hergott - Milton, FL

“I met John when he started working at the VA. John was a good guy and good worker. He will be missed. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Ryan Smart - friend

“You will be missed brother. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: James Yonkers - Battle Creek, MI

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John F. Lanko, II, 48, of Battle Creek, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. John was born January 13, 1971 in Battle Creek to Johnny and Margaret (Organ) Lanko. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and was a jack of all trades for many years before working at the Fort Custer National Cemetery and the VA Hospital. John was extremely proud of his service in the United States Army as a combat medic.

John loved to spend time outdoors, whether it be camping, golfing, kayaking or canoeing. He enjoyed shooting pool and spending time with his dog, Harley.

John is survived by his daughter, Samantha Lanko; his mother, Margaret Parsons; five sisters, Kim Seagers, Margie (Adam) Craig, Tracy Nichols, Tina Brown and Dana (John) Moore; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and his other half, Harley.

John was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Lanko, a sister, Sheri Lanko-Sedlacek and his grandparents, Neva and Keith Organ and John and Dixie Lanko, and his grandmother Marjorie Murphy.

Visitation will be Monday, October 21, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where funeral services to celebrate John's life will be at 12:30 p.m. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the VA Hospital in Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at