1989 ~ 2013|
Landon Leo Henscheid (24), son of Don and Janet Henscheid, joined his brothers-in-arms and our Father in Heaven on Pearl Harbor Day; December 7, 2013.
Known as Landon to immediate family, and Leo to his military family; he passed away surrounded by those he most loved and respected at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Raised in Alpine, Utah with his three siblings Landon graduated from Lone Peak High School, worked for the local Honda/Harley Davidson dealership and was working on his BS in Business Administration from American Military Academy. An Eagle Scout, Landon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended multiple schools offered by the Army with his favorites being Jump School and Combat Medic Training.
Landon was injured while serving his second tour with the 405th CA Battalion in Afghanistan. Spinal surgery and further testing revealed an aggressive form of Ewing Sarcoma cancer in his spine. Landon's nature was to fight and overcome all obstacles winning the first round with paralysis and cancer he was able to walk with a cane and declared cancer free. However, within 45 days the cancer returned more aggressively. Ending an eighteen month battle his spirit finally let go of his body.
Joining the Army Reserves at 17 Landon loved serving in the military and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was respected for his hard work, determination, and leadership skills by those who served with him. He was adored by his nieces and nephews, lived life to the fullest, had an infectious sense of humor and a way of drawing people to him like a bonfire on a cold winter's night.
Landon is survived by his parents, Don and Janet Henscheid; older sister Rheanna Henry (Jacob) nephews Tristyn and Cash, niece Calista; older brother Cody Henscheid (Teera) niece Athena, nephew Ammon; younger brother Hayden Henscheid (Lexie) and beloved pit-bull Trigger.
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do!
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to one of the many military support organization that have immeasurably impacted their lives. www.truckin4troops.com, www.lukeswings.org
Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Alpine 4th LDS Ward Chapel, 910 South High Bench Road, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and also at an additional viewing on Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment, Alpine City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.warenski.com
Published in Deseret News on Dec. 18, 2013