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Matt Alfred Lantto

June 1, 1928 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 93)


Matt A. Lantto, age 93, of French Lake, died Wednesday January 5, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Public visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale. A private funeral will be held at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in French Lake at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 with Pastor Ralph Erickson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in French Lake. The funeral will be livestreamed on the funeral home website. The family requests that attendees of the visitation and funeral wear a mask.

Matt Alfred Lantto was born June 1, 1928 in Albion Township to Alex and Hilda (Salmi) Lantto. On November 19, 1950, he was united in marriage to Shirley Martinson in Minneapolis. They lived and raised their family in French Lake, where they owned and operated a farm. In addition to the farm, Matt was also a Union 563 contractor with Witcher Construction. He was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church in French Lake. Matt enjoyed hunting, fishing, going for Sunday drives, and woodworking.

He is survived by his children, Joyce Lantto of Minneapolis, Patricia Lantto of Hutchinson, Carol Lantto-Adams (Cedric Adams) of St. Paul, Gary (Darlene) Lantto of Annandale, Nancy (Ronald) Rome of Annandale and Mike Lantto of Annandale; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; parents, Alex and Hilda Lantto; brothers, Elmer, George, Harry, William, Ben, and Robert Lantto; sisters, Emma Ollanketo, Mabel Forare, Mary Sandell, Elsie Lantto, and Anna Josephson; and granddaughter, Robin Robasse.

The casket bearers will be Gary, Mike, Alec, and Eric Lantto, Sam Robasse and Spencer LaSota. Margaret Groop and Jessica Lantto will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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January 12, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale
305 Park St. E.
Annandale, MN 55302

Private Funeral Service
January 14, 2022

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
14550 County Rd 37 NW
Annandale, MN 55302

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