Helen Barbara (Rischar) Lanter, 95, of Tilton, passed away at 8:34am on (September 19, 2019). 

She was born in Belleville, IL on December 4, 1923 the daughter of Adolph and Barbara Rischar. On March 24, 1945 Helen married the love of her life Norman Arthur Lanter in Ardmore, OK and they spent 57 years together before his passing on September 28, 2002.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Norma (Marion) Davis, Patty (Robert Mitchell) Lyons; sons, Richard (Pat) Lanter, David (CarolAnn) Lanter, William (Heather) Lanter, Robert (Kathy Wurtsbaugh) Lanter; grandchildren, Scott (SaLena) Davis, Steven (Jodi) Davis, Stacie (David) Young, Jared (Patty) Lanter, Jason (Jennifer) Lanter, Katie (Brian) Schrotenboer, Austin (Tiffany) Lanter, Kyle (Nikki) Lanter, Nicholas (Kate) Lyons, Charles (Elisha) Lyons, Corey (Brooke) Lanter and twenty great-grandchildren.  Jenna, Jada, Ashlee & Andrew Davis, Sarah & Ben Young, Alex, Nathaniel & Evan Lanter, Logan Schrotenboer, Wesley, Savannah, Brooklyn, William & David Lanter,  Alex, Mathew, Austin & Abby Lyons, and Sam Lanter all affectionately called her “Granny-Great”.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and four sisters.

Helen attended Notre Dame High School in Belleville, IL.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church for twenty years and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Covington for forty-three years. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Helen and Norm enjoyed traveling throughout their years together. They visited all 50 states together as well as parts of Europe, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada. Along the way they prided themselves to also visit each of their nieces and nephews’ homes, near and far. They loved attending their grandchildren’s many activities. Helen was a self-taught woman, teaching herself all throughout her life. She worked at St. Paul’s school kitchen and at Hooton School.

She was very proud of her six children and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place on September 24 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church 1303 N. Walnut St. Danville.

Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Danville.

Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s name to the donor’s choice of charity.

Please join Helen’s family in sharing memories, pictures and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.