Born in Galt Cambridge, Ontario on September 15th, 1956. Fred was the son of Herman Peter Lanting and Anne (VanderMeer) Lanting. He was schooled in the trade of a mortician in Calgary, Alberta and had a number of other jobs. His last years, he worked for Vidor Memorial Funeral Home and Sabine Monuments, until he became too sick to work. In his spare time he loved to read, and he loved to bless other people. Visitation will be Monday, November 23, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 2:00 PM at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Sidney Ralph Lanting. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary-Kay Lanting of Orangefield; his daughter Jane-Anne Ayarza and husband Chuck of Oklahoma, and his sons JB Lanting, and wife Victoria of Mont Belvieu, and Dillin Lanting and wife Danielle of Corpus Christi. He is also survived by his brother Peter and Judy Lanting of Kincardine, Ontario, Henry Lanting of Kirkland Lake, Northern, Ontario. His sisters, Cathy and Christopher Chatten of Tillsonburg, Ontario. Marj Lanting of St. Catharines, Ontario and Connie and David Bakker of Jordan Station, Ontario. He is also survived by his grandchildren Bethany Ayarza, Josh Ayarza, Jonathan Ayarza, Jessica Ayarza, Dustin Ayarza, Kylee Lanting, Jennings "Jay" Lanting, Benton Lanting, Landon Lanting and Khloe Lanting and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by his Aunts and Uncles, and by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Southeast Texas Hospice.