Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Michael Casey Lane

January 3, 1945May 20, 2016

Michael Casey Lane, 71, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 3, 1945. He was preceded in death by his father, Col. Robert Wilson Lane, Sr., U. S. Army, Ret. and his mother, Sylvia Nowicki Lane. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dara DeHaven Lane; daughter Barbie Lane Landry and Scott ; daughter Brandy Lane Gilly; son M. Casey Lane, Jr. and Courtney; and grandchildren Madeleine, Harrison and Griffin Landry and Michael Casey, III and Sheppard Lane. Mike is a graduate of Dugway High School in Dugway, Utah and the University of Missouri at Columbia. He received two Masters Degrees from the University of New Orleans. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Missouri. Mike served his country as a Captain in the United States Army Chemical Corps. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne division where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service during the Vietnam War. He also received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device and Army Commendation Medal. He was an Expert Flamethrower and Sharpshooter with a Rifle. Mike was the founder of Lane and Associates, Inc. and served as president for almost 30 years. He was involved with many insurance organizations, including serving as President of the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association, the New Orleans Chapter of the Professional Insurance Agents and the Deep South Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society. In 2014, he was inducted into the Young Insurance Professionals of Louisiana Hall of Fame. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Lake Lawn Metairie, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at Lake Lawn beginning at 9:00 am. Interment will take place at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Rd., Slidell, LA 70460. In lieu of flowers, donations to Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, 21st Century Fund, Beta Beta Chapter, 2960 N. Meridian St., P.O, Box 88507, Indianapolis, IN 46208 and the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd., Ste. 100, Silver Springs, MD 20910 are preferred.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Michael Casey Lane

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Dale Steinkamp

June 1, 2016

Barbie & Family,
Your father was a very respected business man in NOLA and a great father and husband. I had the pleasure of getting to know him when he taught the CPCU Accounting course. Very classy and fun man. I am glad I had the pleasure and opportunity to know him and I am so sorry for your loss.

Megan Burns

May 25, 2016

Dear Dara, Barbie, Brandy & Casey,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a great man & so sweet & Kind. I still remember visiting your house when we were little & I have such fond memories of it all. May you remember all of your wonderful times with him.
Megan Burns Hanrahan

Paula Lodrigues

May 24, 2016


I am so sorry for your loss Mike was a wonderful man and I know you will all miss him dearly. He will always been in your heart I know. Again I am so sorry. Paula Lodrigues

Patrice Rother

May 24, 2016

Dara and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad tme. Mike was a very good man. Always so kind to all he met.
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