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MARION — Lanny Collins Herlan, 83, of Springfield, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018.

He was born July 26, 1934, in Chicago, to Earl Herlan and Eva Collins.

Survivors include one daughter, Cristeana (Neil) Thomas of Birmingham, Alabama; three granddaughters, Kelly Elizabeth, Cristeanna Marie and Katie Lauren; and one sister, Patricia (John) Schmidt of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Joshua and Kate (Hartkopf) Collins of Marion, and William and Eleanor Herlan of Chicago.

Lanny was a resident of Springfield for 20 years and previously of Birmingham, Alabama. He spent many years in advertising in Birmingham, Alabama, including the development of his own firm, Advice Advantage.

He is a U.S. Army veteran.

A private graveside will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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