Viola Mae Lane, 83

Viola Mae Lane, 83, of Speicherville, died at 6:10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

She was born on Feb. 28, 1938, in Dowagiac, Mich., to Leo E. Gustin and June M. (Miles) Newman.
Viola worked at P.N. Hirsch for eight years, and was also a homemaker. She married Junior Eugene Lane in Lagro, on July 30, 1955; he died Jan. 9, 2022.

Viola enjoyed crafts and sewing.

She is survived by five children, Melody L. (Manuel) Cruz of LaFontaine, Marcia Cruz and Timothy (Tami) Lane, both of Wabash, Sally A. (Dave) Randall of North Manchester, and Nancy J. (Kurt) Butgereit of Wabash; 11 grandchildren, Traci (Chad) Alexander and Justin (Heather) Cruz, both of Laketon, Dustin (Cecily) Cruz of Fishers, Wendy Lane of Middlebury, Jen (Ryan) Miller of Warsaw, Gregory (Kamy) Lane of Fishers, Megan (Craig) Sheely of Converse, Marcus (Rachal) Olson of Wabash, Amy (Michael) Hendrix of North Manchester, Scott Dangerfield of Indianapolis, and Ashley (Cain) Strack of Fishers; 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, and five sisters, Margaret Grimm, Marilyn (John) Daniels, and Janet Urley, all of Wabash, Shirley Pearson of New Haven, and Phyllis Schoby of Arizona. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, step father Raymond Newman, sister, Joan Karowski, and her twin sister, Violet Gustin.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Dan Gray officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30 - 2 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is The Access.

The memorial guest book for Viola may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Feb 24