Harold Lane

Alton 08/13/2019

Harold Lane, 84, passed away at 2:40 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Jerseyville Manor.  He was born on March 28, 1935, in Kampsville, Illinois, the son of the late Harold and Clara Ann Lane.  He married Dorothy Mae Blasingim on May 23, 1953, in Alton, and she survives.  Other survivors include three sons and a daughter in law: Terry and Debbie Lane of Alton, Tony Lane of Brighton, Randy Lane of Sarasota, Florida, six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, three sisters and a brother in law: Dorothy Blasingim of Cottage Hills, Marie McNear of Henry, Illinois, Katherine and Mike Rider of Alton, one brother: Charlie V. Lane of Wood River, many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

 Harold was employed as a carton maker at the Alton Box Board and later as a machine operator at Regal Paper Plant.  He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Germany.  He was a life member of the VFW Post 1308 in Alton.

 in addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister: Marcella Ann Lane and one brother: James Robert Lane.

 In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the funeral home.  Pastor Chris Smith will officiate.  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with full military rites by the Ritual Team of VFW Post 1308 of Alton.

 Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Dorothy Lane.

 Online guestbook available at

Obit Provided By:
Pitchford Funeral Home

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