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 Dale Roy Landt

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Dale Roy Landt

  • Birth 19 Oct 1928 Canistota, McCook County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 26 Mar 2007 Union, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Union, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 89876741

Dale Landt, 78, of Union, died Monday morning, March 26th, at his home. Memorial services and a celebration of Dale's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Rev. Arlen Daleske of the Honey Creek - New Providence Friends Church officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Union Cemetery at a later date. Friends are invited to share a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the services in the hospitality room of the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established.

Born on October 19th, 1928, at Canistota, South Dakota, he was the son of Roy and Louise (Eisenneiss) Landt. He attended country school in South Dakota and the Union Public Schools.

On October 20th, 1950, he was united in marriage to Shirley Vieman at the First Baptist Church in Eldora. They farmed on the family farm near Union all of their married lives where Dale moved in 1936. He was a member of the Union Community Church. Many would remember Dale for his sense of humor, jokes, playing cards and being a great dancer. He was critically injured in an accident in 1975 – an event that drastically changed his physical life, but not his positive attitude. He enjoyed nature, horses and dogs and the animals on the farm, being with family and sharing memories of yesteryear with Jim Hager and classmates. Dale was truly a kind, compassionate and very gentle man who will be greatly missed. Surviving are his wife, Shirley, three sons: Rick (Nancy) and their children Jessica, Caitlin and Tanya of Liscomb, Steve (Jinny) and their children Erin and Adrienne of Union, Todd (Teresa) and children Shaley, Keely, Shau and Jace of Charles City, nieces and nephews Renae, Clyde and Paul (Arlene's children) and many friends. In death he has rejoined his parents Roy and Louise, grandparents Emil and Teena and sister, Arlene Wooten.

A Sunset Committal Service for Dale Landt, 78, was held May 26, 2007 in the cemetery South of Union. As the sun was setting in the West, Rev. Lloyd McDonald of the Honey Creek New Providence Friends Church assisted Dale's (The Landt Family) family. Dale expired at his home on the farm South of Union, March 26th and Funeral Services were held March 28thth at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Dale's three sons Rick, Steve, Todd and all nine of the grandchildren, Erin, Adrienne, (Union) Jessica, Caitlin, and Tanya,(Liscomb) and Shaley, Keely, Shau and Jace of Charles City were involved in the Committal Service. After the doors of each of the vehicles had been opened, a service folder was presented to each individual by the younger grandchildren and an offer was made to carry the lawn chairs to the designated area. Individuals seated in lawn chairs or standing nearby facing West, formed a semi circle around the grave. As the sun was setting at 8:00 p.m. Dale's wife, Shirley, began the service, sharing memories regarding those in attendance of the friendship, comradeship, good times and work done with Dale in days gone by. The grandchildren had heard many stories from their grandpa and the sharing helped to put a face and name together as they had never had the privilege of knowing their grandpa before he was disabled in a farm accident on April 5, 1975. As the service was turned over to Rev. McDonald, Mrs. Landt shared that Lloyd had been a long time family friend and that he had officiated at the funeral of Dale's grandfather, Emil Landt, 44 years ago. As the sun was setting, the group joined together in singing the music chosen by the grandchildren. "You Are My Sunshine". Todd Landt assisted his 8 year old son, Shau, in releasing a duck to let it fly free and be with his grandpa's spirit. Shau had told his grandpa at his bed side "I'll take good care of your ducks for you grandpa". Rick Landt assisted his daughter Caitlin and Steve Landt assisted his daughter Adrienne in lowering the family made red velvet lined oak casket into the grave. A red flowered large wreath made by Dale's granddaughter Erin had been placed next to the monument prior to the service. Each member of the family assisted in closing the grave, including Dale's two nephews, Clyde Westcott of Lake City and Paul Westcott of Des Moines. The moon shined bright above as a social time followed at the Landt farm, hosted by Daughters-in-laws Nancy, Jinny and Teresa.

While family and friends were at the cemetery a pair of Canada Geese were viewed flying off into the sunset.


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  • Maintained by: Becky Crout
  • Originally Created by: Genealogy Buff
  • Added: 9 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89876741
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dale Roy Landt (19 Oct 1928–26 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89876741, citing Union Cemetery, Union, Hardin County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Becky Crout (contributor 47502956) .