Lutheran military veterans & family ministries

Our Mission

LMVFM is a Christian non-profit (501c3) faith based ministry. We are dedicated to serving military veterans, military contractors and their families in need of care and assistance, regardless of their faith or religious affiliation. We offer resources, assistance and training to congregations and other care providers to assist veterans, military contractors and their family members. In order to keep Christ at the center of this mission, LMVFM does not solicit or accept government funding.

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Honoring Those Who Served

Ezra M. Lanotte

Ezra Michael Lanotte Fort Wayne, Indiana December 24, 1995 - March 17, 2022 Obituary Ezra M. Lanotte, 26, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Aurora, CO, passed away on Thursday, March 17 at his home. Ezra served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Signals Intelligence Marine by trade that became a Radio Reconnaissance Marine (2623) at 1st Radio Battalion with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Platoon. He deployed with his platoon from May to November of 2019 throughout the Asia Pacific and Persian Gulf Regions supporting and leading numerous intelligence operations. He had a passion for his job, his fellow Marines, special operations, and training to be the best. In his free time Ezra enjoyed gaming, fishing, spending time with his family, his dog Bear, listening to the Pat McAfee show and watching football.

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  • Grant Schoon
    Wonderful people, Great organization - they have very worthwhile programs, check them out!
    Grant Schoon
  • Patty Hunter
    Chaplain Haines helps the families of the Lutherans Military Vets.
    Patty Hunter
  • Jan Kelly Bell
    Dedicated souls committed to helping veterans and their families in any way possible. God bless you and the work you are doing for me and others.
    Jan Kelly Bell
  • Edmund Blackadder
    A true boots on the ground ministry!!!!!
    Edmund Blackadder
  • "GALS" of Mt. Zion Lutheran
    Thank you for all you do. It is very much noticed and appreciated.
    "GALS" of Mt. Zion Lutheran
  • Esther Circle Advent Lutheran
    Thank you for all you do for the Lutheran Vets and families.
    Esther Circle Advent Lutheran
  • Susan H
    Your [Bible Study] teaching is organized, calming and kind.
    Susan H
  • May God bless all of you for your work. Keeping you in thought and prayer. - Joyce L.