Lanning, Luverne R. "Vern" age 93 of Minneapolis, MN, passed away on 9/25/21. Vern was born on January 8, 1928 in Sacred Heart, MN to Alfred and Alice Lanning. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Doris Milem and her spouses Marvin Hauwiller & Joseph Milem, sister Margie Anderson, brothers-in-law Dick Anderson and Harry Steffen, nieces Lori Lanning, Sherri Steffen and nephew Dan Steffen. Survived by Stephen Johnson (Sherri), brothers Lee (Joyce) Lanning, sister Lois Steffen along with many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and friends. Vern worked for Penrith Akers in Chaska, MN for 50 years. He was an avid reader, writer, photographer, had the gift of gab and loved the outdoors. A private Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 17.