Ernest Albert Lane

November 15, 1945 ‒ March 19, 2020

Lewis Center, Ohio

Ernest Albert Lane, 74, of Lewis Center passed away early Thursday morning, March 19, 2020 at his residence.

He was born November 15, 1945 in Morrow County to the late Delbert and Helen (Forrider) Lane. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Ernest worked as a diesel mechanic for XPO Logistics in Hilliard for many years and loved County fair time, whether it was Delaware County, Morrow County or Hartford. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Shawn Michael Lane of Lewis Center and Anthony Scott Lane of Minnesota; grandchildren, Andrew, Michael (Ally), and Madyson Lane; great-grandchildren, Lillie Lane and Noah Cunningham; sister, Irene Webb of Sunbury; brother, Lloyd (Eileen) Lane of Cardington; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Ron Wheeler and Charles Wheeler; sisters-in-law, Joyce Antill, Pamela Garbrandt, and Lynn Ann Spang.

In addition to his parents, Ernest was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Jean Lane, 2 sisters Jenny Lane and Marie Carper and 4 brothers Frank, Bernard, Charles, and Melvin Lane.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:00 (noon) at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Sandusky Street, Delaware with the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1095 providing military honors.

Due to the national emergency relating to the Coronavirus, the family has decided to forgo any public gathering and celebration of life services.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • Ernest was such a wonderful man. He always made sure his family was taken care of, and he always put them first. I always looked forward to seeing him on holidays, he was such a joy to be around, and a funny guy. I’m sorry for your families loss, hugggss and prayers to you. Thank you Ernest for being you. You sure will be missed. ♥

  • Uncle Ernest you are gonna be missed. I will always remember how you would be at every special occasion we had. That showed me that family meant everything to you. I also know family reunions will never be the same without you. I’m at peace know you have no other struggles to go through. Y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give us peace and understanding. Stay strong and safe with all the crazy things going on in this world. Hold tight to family. Love y’all. Helen

  • Ernest was such an amazing man! He always had a smile on his face when picking up or dropping off Noah. I always enjoyed our chats & he will deeply missed. Our entire family sends our condolences & very sorry for your loss.

  • Ernie was a great friend to my family. Glad I got to speak with him a couple weeks ago, you will be missed by many ,our condolences to the whole family.

  • Tony, andrew and family
    Truely sorry for your loss, Ernest was a kind and special man i feel fortunate to have known him He will be sadly missed but leaves behind great memories that will last forever

  • Uncle Ernest,

    I am so glad I got to meet you when I did. Once I met you, I felt a special connection as aunt Carol was my moms nanny when my mom was a child and how you and aunt Carol attended mom and dads wedding. You reminded me so much of my dad as you both had similar interests and talents. The one thing I liked about you the most was that you always told it like it was and never beat around the bush. I’ll never forget that you gave me a hard time for going to Cleveland one year and how hard it made me laugh. I will miss seeing you and talking to you. Give grandpa Lane my love.

  • Mr. Lane was a customer of a bank where I worked. On pay day it was always such a treat to have Mr. Lane at my teller window. He was always so very kind, soft spoken, full of conversation and never without a smile; except when his wife passed. Bless his heart, he had such a bad cold during that time of grieving. I remember feeling so bad for him when I went to the funeral home to show my respect for his late wife. He gave me a hug that always meant so much during that sad time in his life. In the few years that passed that I worked at the location of the bank he came to I always tried to be available to wait on his banking needs. We shared conversation and soon that sweet smile of his returned. I am with sorrow that I send a message of condolence to the family of Mr. Ernest Lane. But, within that same breath I am so very happy that he once again with his ever loving wife in heaven. Thank you Mr. Lane for all the good conversation and that sweet small smile you never lost.