John Lanphier, 67, Fox Lake, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away Dec. 23, 2017, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison.

John, the son of Ardee and Elizabeth (Reuter) Lanphier, was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Harvard, Illinois. He joined the U.S. Army in 1970, serving in Germany. He was then employed at Butcher Boy in Harvard for many years. On Feb. 6, 1993, he married his second wife, Susan McFarlane, in Harvard. He retired from Dwyer Property Management/Sunset Pointe Apartments in Beaver Dam in July 2015 and was diagnosed with cancer shortly after. John battled cancer for 2½ years with the help of the VA and UW Hospitals in Madison.

John is survived by his wife, Susan; his sons, Kris, Eric (Kim), Mark and Jeff (Amy) Lanphier; granddaughters, Audria and Jayna Lanphier; stepchildren, Tim (Megan) Staab, Mike (Lindsay) Staab, Jennifer (Nick) Maleck; stepgrandsons, Parker, Hunter and Spencer Maleck and Paxton Staab; brothers, Jim (Paula) and Bill (Gayle) Lanphier; sisters, Lynn (Sam Ramey) Koutiel, Monica (Darrel) Lewis; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Michael and Ardee Jr. “Butch;” and other relatives.

There will be no funeral per John’s request. Memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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