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Shirlee Jane Lantta

IRON BELT, Wis. - Shirlee Jane Lantta, 85, of W7870 Highway 77, Iron Belt, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Duluth, Minnesota.

She was born Jan. 1, 1936, in Mellen, daughter of the late Victor and Hilda (Martilla) Warren.

Shirlee graduated from Mellen High School in 1954, and was married to Robert G. Lantta on June 11, 1955, in Mellen.

While she was a homemaker for most of her life, Shirlee did work in the laundry department of a hospital in Neenah, and then was employed by Hanson Glove Factory in Ironwood, Michigan, and Netz Glove Factory in Pence.

She, along with her sister, Barbara, nephew, Jeff, and his wife, Tammy, made a trip to Finland to visit relatives there. They also visited Germany and Austria, which was a dream come true for her. Shirlee loved her son-in-law, Pat, who was truly more like a son to her.

She was an avid reader, wrote poetry and enjoyed gardening. Shirlee loved animals, especially her grand-dog, Shadow, who was happy to provide her with much entertainment. She enjoyed being a member of a birthday club and getting together with friends on each one's birthday.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood.

Shirlee is survived by one daughter, Susan (Pat) Fleury, Iron Belt; her brother-in-law, Glen Scribner, Mellen; her sister-in-law, Lucy Warren Marita, Marengo; and several nieces and nephews. She is further survived by two brothers-in-law, Richard (Sandy) Lantta, Waukesha, and Jack (Rose) Lantta, Woodruff.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob, of 54 years; one brother, Kenneth Warren; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha (Urho) Bjork, Vienna (Eugene) Kaartunen, Alice (Ray) Bjork, Dorothy (Robert) Gaudreau and Barbara Scribner; and two sisters in infancy, Ruth and Lila.

Cremation has taken place.

A private family service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ironwood, with Pastor Matthew Gunia officiating.

Spring burial will take place at the Hillside Cemetery in Iron Belt.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., Wakefield, Michigan. Condolences may be expressed online at

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