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Lane was a compassionate man with a gentle spirit, a quick wit, and a keen awareness of the world around him. He was a voracious reader and a gifted writer, particularly of poetry, which became a cherished avenue for communicating his thoughtful reflections. He received numerous awards for his poems and several were published. Lane was also a private man who spent much of his life burdened with heartache and suffering at the injustices in life. Yet, he faced the pain & suffering with unshakable faith as hope became an anchor for his soul. As a boy, Lane was the quiet one with a tender heart, evident in his gentle interactions with animals and in his sensitive responses to those around him. Sadly, he learned that a tender heart can be a liability as the arrows of this broken world wounded him deeply. In his teen years, Lane spent time with friends and found solace in the outdoors. A month-long trip with friends to the North Shore and the Boundary Waters was a favorite memory. He also worked diligently to develop his confidence through body building and the martial arts, winning several competitions. However, by his mid-twenties, his tough exterior proved ineffective in fighting the attacks on his mental health. While fear and mistrust waged war in his mind, God's amazing grace penetrated his heart. By faith, Lane received the greatest gift he had ever been given as he came to know Jesus as his Savior. Despite his mental health struggles, Lane went on to complete a degree in biblical studies and continued to write poetry. He became passionate about letting others know that there is great freedom in forgiveness and hope that transcends this life. Eventually, his physical health deteriorated as well, with cancer being the final blow. Despite pain and limited mobility, he pressed on, going to great lengths to bless his nieces on their birthdays. Through it all, Lane held tightly to his faith and looked forward to the promise of his heavenly home. On October 24, Lane was welcomed into the presence of Jesus! His body was laid to rest at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents, Earl (Bud) & Joan Schweim, and a host of dearly loved pets. He is survived by his sister, Lori (Mark) Bode and nieces, Anna & Sarah; his brother Lee (Pete) Schweim; relatives & friends. In remembrance of Lane, and in celebration of hope, you're invited:
Memorial Open House
Saturday, November 18, 1-4 p.m.
RFJr Pavilion (indoor) 300 Amos Owen Ln.
Located just inside the entrance to Land of Memories Park off Hwy 169, Mankato.
Memorial donations can be made to: Joni and Friends, PO Box 3333, Agoura Hills, CA 91376. www.joniandfriends.org
Published on November 5, 2017
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