Robert Lane, 81, formerly of Fontanelle

September 25, 1939 — June 18, 2020

Robert Lane, 81, formerly of Fontanelle

Graveside Services:  Will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. at the Fontanelle Cemetery in Fontanelle, Iowa.  A luncheon will follow the service at the St. John's Catholic Church in Greenfield.  Father Phillip Bembong will officiate the service.  The Lamb Funeral Home in Fontanelle is in charge of the professional arrangements.  Online condolences may be left to the family at

Memorials: May be directed to The Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, Robert D. Lane ’84, 505 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840-2918, 979-845-7514.  The Lord bless us and keep us! The Lord let his face shine upon us and be gracious to us! The Lord look upon us kindly and give us peace! Amen.

   Robert Dean Lane passed away September 25, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Fontanelle, Iowa to Howard Lane and Mary Jane (Spies) Lane on June 18, 1939.

   Preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Jill Kathryn Lane.

   Survived by his wife Patricia Lane, Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Stephanie Mary Grace Lane, Atlanta, Georgia.  Survived by his former wife, Karen Edwards, Fontanelle, Iowa; two daughters, Angee Lane, Lubbock, Texas; Jayne (Bruce) Vernon, Effingham, Illinois, two sons, Michael (Robin) Lane, Schertz, Texas and Patrick (Kathy) Lane, Jasper, Georgia.  Grandchildren, Geoffrey Ballinger, Stephen Ballinger, Tara Canny, Dustin Lane, Aaron March, Austin Lane, Morgan Martin, Abbey Lane, Hallie Lane, Rena Trusdell, Tyler Vernon.  Great grandchildren, Olive, Braedyn, Gretchen, Emelia Maria, Brett; Sister Betty Jane Lane, San Antonio, Texas.

   Robert graduated from Fontanelle High School– Class of 1957 and enrolled at Texas A&M receiving a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1984.  He completed his M.B.A. from Emory University in 1995 while leading the Retail/Supply chain consulting practice as EVP/Partner at Garr Consulting and Deloitte & Touche in Atlanta, Georgia.  Robert formed his own consulting firm, RD Lane and Associates, and worked both domestically and internationally.  He was enthusiastic about advanced technology in his management consultancy which led him to work and travel the world extensively.

  Robert was blessed with a loving family and will be remembered by his entertaining stories and family get-togethers, especially a trip to Hawaii to honor his parents 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family.  Robert’s passions in life were golf, his private pilot’s license flying airplanes, his family’s genealogy, and travels with his family. He shared his passions with his parents who were also avid golf players into their mid-eighties, and his sons who learned to fly before they had their license to drive a car. Robert was a true Renaissance man and someone who appreciated life to its fullest. 


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