CENTERBURG — Dillon Joseph Lanthorn, 19, of Centerburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. He was born Nov. 27, 1998, in Columbus, the son of Adam and Jodi (Orahoske) Lanthorn.
Dillon graduated from Centerburg High School in 2017, where he competed on the track and field and wrestling teams and was a member of the FFA Chapter. He enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard his senior year, and served in Charlie Company of the 837th Engineering Battalion out of Columbus, attaining the rank of PFC. One of his proudest achievements and to which he was extremely dedicated was serving in the National Guard. Dillon was also a member of The American Legion Post 92.
He attended Otterbein University in Westerville, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and participating in their track and field programs.
Described by his family as a quiet, yet funny, witty and lovable young man, he had a great smile. Dillon was known as a hard worker that was generous, respectful, and caring, who loved being with family. He enjoyed anything outdoors, but especially hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a very good friend to many, and loved his teammates, coaches and “battle buddies.”
Along with his parents, Dillon is survived by his brother, Mason; grandparents, Rick (Barb) Lanthorn of Thornport, Becky Wollard of Grove City, and Judy (John) Henkel of Mount Vernon; great-grandmother Betty Lanthorn of Newark; uncles, Bob (Melissa) Lanthorn of Grove City, and Aaron Wollard of Grove City; as well as cousins, Grace and Grant Lanthorn and A.J. Wollard.
He was preceded in death by aunt, JoEllen Orahoske-Supplee, and grandfather, Joseph Orahoske.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury. Services celebrating Dillon’s life will be conducted at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, Centerburg, Wednesday, Nov. 7, with calling hours at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m. Pastor Daryn Dawes officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dillon’s memory may be made to: 11590 Soldiers Suicide Prevention, www.beckinstitute.org.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Lanthorn family. Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.