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Lanny A. Roedel, 65, of Joplin, Mo., died peacefully in his sleep on Veterans Day, Nov.11, 2014 after a long illness.
Lanny was a retired union carpenter of Local 311 in Joplin.
He served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Marine Division in Vietnam, which was instrumental in Operation Dewey Canyon.
He held a black belt in Chinese Kenpo and a brown belt in Shotokan Kenpo karate. He was a martial arts instructor for many years, leading his family to earn more than 300 trophies in martial arts tournaments across the Midwest in the 1980s. Lanny was a giving man with a sense of humor and a love of hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles.
He is survived by his six children, Rhonda Martin of St. Peters, Mo., Carol Gossett of Pittsburg, Kan., Kenny Roedel of Frontenac, Kan., Darren Roedel of Mound City, Kan., Tonya Kenworthy and Rex Davis, both of Flushing, Mich.; his brother, Richard Roedel of Naples, Fla.; his sister, Debbie Roedel Ling Hodge of Spring Hill, Kan.; as well as 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lanny was preceded in death by his parents, Kennett Roedel and Lorene Barger Roedel; and two brothers, Leroy Roedel and Roland Roedel.
Lanny has left a legacy of hope for those he has given to, even when he had little to give. His smile will remain one of our fondest memories. May God bless those who gave him joy in life, and may He bring this beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend eternal peace. Semper Fi.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the Friskel Funeral Home, with Pastor Joe Perkins officiating. Burial followed in the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay, Frontenac, KS 66763.

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