Sports Hall of Famer W. Edward Lansche Passes Away at Age 83
St. Louis, Mo., June 16, 2011 — W. Edward Lansche, a 2009 inductee into the Washington University in St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, passed away on Monday, June 13, at the age of 83.
A four-year letterwinner in basketball and track and field, Lansche was a founding member of the W Club and served as its vice-president. A 1948 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences and a 1952 graduate of the School of Medicine, he was president of Lock and Chain, the Sophomore Class, Thurtene Carnival and Omicron Delta Kappa. Lansche served on the Eliot Society Membership Committee for Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine, and served in that role for the Department of Athletics.
He was an active member of the W Club Executive Committee and served on the Washington University Alumni Board of Governors from 2003-07. Lansche entered the private practice of medicine in 1959, before retiring in 1992.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 19, from 4-7 p.m., at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, at 12928 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, June 20, at 11 a.m., at Central Presbyterian Church, at 7700 Davis Drive in Clayton. Interment private.
Memorial donations may be sent to: Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, 3015 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131 or Washington University, Department of Athletics, Campus Box 1067, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.