Donald Keith Landis, 87, of Lexington, Nebraska went home on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at the Lexington Regional Health Center. My forever sweetheart passed from an aneurysm bursting in his head.
Donald was born on April 18, 1935, in Mobridge, South Dakota to Rudolph and Christine Katherine (Bauman) Landis. He was the fourth of seven children. He was in the Navy and National Guard and went to college for a short while until he began working heavy construction for several years. He traveled all over the United States. He joined the church of Jesus Christ in 1962 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Donald and Dawn met in 1965, were united in marriage on September 24, 1966 in Pasco, Washington and were together for 56 years. They were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on January 17, 1996. He had a few callings in the church. He was an Elder, Sunday school president, ward mission leader, priesthood teacher, he was a 70 Melchizedek priest and went with the missionaries a lot in Arroyo Grande, California. He also served in the bishopric.
He is survived by wife Dawn of Lexington, two daughters; Lea Mae (Dennis) Kling of Keldron, South Dakota and Sunni (Bill) Burton of Lexington, Nebraska
Five grandchildren; Carissa Dawn (Joe) Ureste, Christopher Landis (Amanda) Burton, Trevor Jeffrey Burton, Samantha Jade (Gary) Kling and Dylan Matthew (Larissa) Kling.
Great grandchildren; Kennedi Devon Ureste, Jayden Matthew Ureste, McKinley Dawn Ureste, Christian William Burton, Presley Diann Burton, Cooper Timothy Burton, Hazel Ann Kling, June Katherine Kling, Porter James McCoy and Cartar Lee McCoy,
He was preceded in death by his parents Rudolph and Christine, brothers James and Robert Landis, and sisters Ernestine Rentz and Donna Landis.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 10, 2022 from 5-7 p.m.at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lexington, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lexington, Nebraska.
Interment with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com