Jody Lynn Lantto, 57, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, after a lengthy illness. She was
born on September 28 th , 1964, in Detroit, MI. Primarily a life long resident of Upper
Michigan. She grew up living in Atlantic Mine on Obenhoff Lake.
Jody attended the Stanton, Portage and Adams Township Schools. She was a 1982,
graduate of Jeffers High School and they were the best years of her life. Besides being a
mom and a grandma, of course.
In 1984, Jody graduated from Soumi College with an associate's degree in Human Services.
She went on to Northern Michigan University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in
social work in 1987. She worked as a residential support Worker and Client Services
Manager at Copper Country Mental Health for Eleven years. From 1999-2017 Jody owned
and operated Schmidt’s Corner Bar & Grill on the Houghton Canal.
Growing up, Jody enjoyed hanging out with friends and cousins camping, concerts, Agate
Beach, Misery Bay, Lake Perrault, and the Houghton Breakers (just to name a few) She
Jody was always grateful for all the great friends she had in her life. Too many best friends
to name or count. So many good times. So many laughs.
Jody will miss her family most of all. Morning talks on the phone with her sister, visits
home from her son, Noah, and visits to Jordyn’s to play with Ryder & Navi.
Jody was preceded in death by her father Arthur Lantto, and her mother Martha
She is survived by:
Her children: Jordyn (Christian) Maki of Houghton, MI
Noah Halley of Rochester, MN
Her grandson & granddaughter: Ryder Maki and Navi Maki of Houghton
Her brothers & Sister: Carl (Joanie) Lantto of Port Saint Lucie, FL
Louise (Chris) Agar of South Lyon, MI
John (Bonnie) Lantto of Farmington Hills, MI
Bruce (Kelly) Lantto of Greer, South Carolina
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Jody would like to thank the doctors and nurses at UP Health Systems – Portage for the
care she received.
A time to remember Jody will be held Friday, July 22, 2022, from 4 to 7:00 pm at the
upper floor of the Downtowner.
To view Jody’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please
The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service Mt. View Chapel of South Range is
assisting the family with the arrangements.