Louis John Lants, 79, of Gilpin Township, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning. A son of the late Louis Joseph Lants and Catherine (Carder) Lants, he was born September 30, 1942 in New Kensington, PA.
Louis had been employed by Clay Transport in Saltsburg as a truck driver for 26 years before retiring in 2009. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and of the Protestant faith. Louis enjoyed deer hunting / processing and gardening.
Survivors include his two sons, Brian Lants (Amanda) of Purcellville, VA, Keith W. Lants of Leechburg; five grandchildren, Ben, Nathan, Johnathan, Christopher, Jacob; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Andrew Lants of New Market, VA, Benjamin Lants of Creekside, David L. Lants (Nancy) of Waldorf, MD, Alvin R. Lants of Homer City; and a sister, Catherine Walker of Elderton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Violet Ilene (Stathers) Lants, just five weeks ago on Christmas Day.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where funeral ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the Leechburg Aux. Fire Hall.