John Edward Lancaster, Sr. passed away on September 25, 2022 surrounded by his beloved family. John was born in Darlington, Wisconsin to Harlow and Martha (Wenger) Lancaster on November 28, 1932. John left his hometown and served his country in the United States Air Force for twenty-two years. He had a distinguished career in which he served on Air Force Two, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. Following his years of service, John worked as a marketing manager at Rockwell Collins, retiring in 1989. After his retirement, John led an active life during which he enjoyed fishing trips, being a master chef in the kitchen, and traveling to all fifty states with his beloved wife Lucy.
Together they enjoyed sixty-two years of marriage during which they were blessed with four children; John Jr. (Katie) Marion, IA, Susan, Marion, IA, James (Pat) Fargo, ND, and Mark (Sara) Overland Park, KS. John treasured his time with his grandchildren; Alex (Mark) Schuerman, Michael (Bethany), Angela, Sean (Eileen), Hannah, Kirsten, Emily, Claire, and Matthew as well as his great grandchildren; Reece, Isaac, Nicole, Cade, Mia, and Katie. He was preceded in death by his parents and five of his siblings. John will have a small gathering of family and close friends to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to Trees Forever in his name.