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William "Bill" Francis Lanthier

March 22, 1966 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 56)


Age 56 of Elk River

Beloved Son, Husband, Dad & Grandpa

Bill was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, on March 22, 1966, the son of Lawrence and Lucille Lanthier. He was Baptized in Christ at the Lutheran Church of the Master in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 24, 1966, and Confirmed there on October 11, 1981. He grew up on Dupont Avenue in Brooklyn Center and graduated from Anoka High School in 1984. 

Bill and his wife, Denise, met as teenagers while working for McDonalds in Brooklyn Center. They were married on August 17, 1985, at the Lutheran Church of the Triune God in Brooklyn Center and raised three beautiful children – Jason, Jeremy and Carissa. 

Starting in 1986 at the age of 19, Bill worked at Acrylic Design Associates in Plymouth, Minnesota, for 35 years. He was a hard worker and a mechanical genius who enjoyed restoring vintage snowmobiles and working on his 1969 Chevy Chevelle. Bill loved hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. A jack of all trades, there wasn’t a home improvement project he couldn’t tackle or a problem he couldn’t solve. He had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone. He enjoyed gardening, camping, taking road trips, and being with his kids and grandkids.

Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents Lawrence & Grace Lanthier; and Fred & Adeline Perry; father Lawrence Lanthier; and brother-in-law Tom Peterson. He is survived by his mother Lucille Lanthier; wife of 36 years Denise (Sarazin) Lanthier; children Jason (Mari) Lanthier, Jeremy (Victoria) Lanthier, and Carissa Lanthier (fiancé John Gasperlin); grandchildren Titus Pohlman (9 years), Dominic Lanthier (6 years), Sophia Lanthier (6 months), Carter Gasperlin (20 years), and Logan Gasperlin (15 years); siblings Karl (Mary) Perry, LaVonne (Tom) Gutzweiller, Judith Cook, Mark (Shelly) Lanthier, Mike (Becky) Lanthier, Joan (Scott) Timmons; Godchild Zachary Lanthier; sisters-in-law Diane Peterson, Debbie (Mark) Wegner; 12 nieces & nephews; many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Funeral service will be held at 4PM on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 15550 190th Ave NW., Elk River. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service at church and a dinner served at the Elk River American Legion - Post 112 following the service. Arrangements by Dare’s Funeral Home, Elk River, 763-441-1212.

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May 7, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lord Of Glory Lutheran Church (Elk River)

Funeral Service
May 7, 2022

4:00 PM
Lord Of Glory Lutheran Church (Elk River)

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