McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt ruled that the duty to bury was directory and not mandatory, and the charges were later dismissed.
Lantz died Oct. 5 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana.
A memorial gathering will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.
"She was loved by many and gave everything that she could to help people through difficult times. That is what her legacy is," Wilson said.