Armin Landis

Memorial services for Armin V. Landis, 92, Lawrence, KS, will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  Graveside inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lawrence, KS.  He died on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Medicalodges of Eudora.

Armin was born on October 6, 1919 in rural Douglas County, KS the son of Virgil and Osa (Churchbaugh) Landis.

He attended High Prairie Elementary School south of Lawrence.  He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1938. 

He enrolled at KU in 1939 and joined the Navy ROTC program.  He graduated in 1943 with a BS in Business.

As a Navy ensign he attended Notre Dame University at South Bend, IN and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His duty assignment in 1944 was on-board the US Navy’s LCI 955.  His tour of duty took him throughout the south Pacific and included a number of troop landings.  As the war ended he was given command of his own LCI.

After leaving the Navy in 1946 his first civilian job was with Trans-World Airlines in Kansas City where he first met his supervisor and future wife, Louise Steele.  They were married on May 11, 1947.  She survives of the home in Eudora.

Together they owned and operated the Landis-Davis Paint Store in Lawrence from 1947 through their retirement in 1983.  They also began Landis Frames in 1962 and continued that business through 2002, at first through Quantril’s Flea Market in Lawrence and later through their home.

Other survivors include two sons, Armin Landis, and wife, Nancy, Oskaloosa, Alan Landis, and wife, Carol, Lawrence, KS; five grandchildren, Carrody Buchhorn, Jacob Landis, Jeff Landis, Krista Monroy, and Aaron Landis; three step grandchildren, Jennifer Jewett, Kimberly Bates, Asa Johnson; six great grandchildren and 6 great step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Warren Landis in 2006 and a son, Mark Landis, in 2011, survived by his wife, Renee.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the New Life Christ Church, 619 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

16 Condolences

  1. Helen Pendleton Rumbaut on July 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    My condolences go to Armin and his family. May the Lord Jesus Christ give you His peace that passes understanding.
    Helen Pendleton Rumbaut
    Austin, Texas

  2. Rick Mitchell on July 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I have many fond memories of your family. My thoughts are with you, today.

  3. Finger Family on July 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Armin, Nancy & Aaron – Armin (Sr.) was a delightful person to know. One of our fondest memories of him is when he attended Aaron’s basketball games at Seabury with you. His quick smile and twinkling eyes told of his pride and joy in watching his grandson AND in being part of the “cheering” crowd. Another memory that comes quickly to mind is when they were selling their house and he talked to Kelsey and me about matting pictures. We understand how difficult it has been for you to watch, in recent years, his declining health. In your grief, the pain of loss is so strong now that it may be of some comfort knowing his soul is at rest. Our love to you all(Taylor too) – You are in our thoughts and prayers. Linda, Dick, Kris & Kelsey

  4. Biff Temple on July 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Armin and family – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how difficult this time is as I just lost my father last week. Sincerely, Biff Temple, Granbury, TX

  5. Jan Davis-Byrne on July 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Dear Armin, Nancy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such happy, happy memories of your family from the days on Rhode Island Street. I wish you peace. With love, Jan Byrne

  6. Ben Standard on July 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Armin, my thoughts and payers are with you and your family today. Although we were neighbors, we rarely saw each other or talked. I knew your parents better from the paint store, I know they were supportive of you and that your memories are wonderful. God bless you.

  7. Rick Glenn on July 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. I have many, many lasting memories of your Mom and Dad as they were my second parents during high school years. Give your Mom a special hug from me.
    Rick and Connie

  8. Doug Mole and family on July 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    to;allen and family
    i would like to send my condolences,thoughts and prayers. sorry for your loss.

  9. Susan Crim Blochberger on July 11, 2012 at 12:19 am

    My condolences to Armin and his family for your loss from one of your high school friends. I hope your family finds peace and strength in the comfort of each other. Sincerely, Susan Crim Blohcberger, Lenexa, KS

  10. Jane (Lynch) McKim on July 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Armin, None of us is ever ready to lose a parent. My warmest thoughts and condolences to you, Nancy and your family in the passing of your father.

    Sent with fond memories of you and Nancy at McLouth H.S. 1973-75.

  11. Don and Martha Barrand on July 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Armin, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. As one who has lost both of her parents, I know that fond memories will keep your father alive in your heart forever.

  12. Jon A.Davis on July 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    To the Landis family;I am sorry for your loss,it is hard to let go of such a wonderful man.I remember him as the Ward Cleaver type.A role model to all who knew him.It has been awhile since we have seen each other and I am sad that Armin has moved on .He has always been someone I remember as kind and thoughtful.His smile was one in a million.

  13. Twyla Weien on July 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Two of the nicest people I have ever met are Louise & Armin Landis. I am so grateful to have wonderful memories of them both. My heart was sad when I read about Armin, but I smiled at remembering how special they both are to all that know them!

  14. Helen Barker-Schweda on July 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Armen & Family, My heart and Prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms comfort you. Your life memories are a golden gift. God Bless.

  15. Jessie on April 5, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I miss this man so much. He was the sweetest and most caring person I have ever met. He loved his wife and family more than any person in this world. He left an impact on my life and I will never forget my “George”. I send my love to the family.

  16. Yoma (Hennis)- de Lange on September 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Armin and Nancy my condolencens to you both. Losing a father is hard.
    from holland I’m thinking off you.

    Yoma de Lange
    the Dutch exchange student

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