Nov 7, 1919 - June 18, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Arthur Leslie Landt passed away on 18 June at the age of 93. He was born on 7 Nov. 1919 to the late Hannis and Bertha Landt in the town of Gladbrook, Iowa. He attended and completed the Springcreek Township school, from where he traveled to California and worked in a manufacturing aircraft factory before being called up to military service. He served in the European Theater during World War II and landed in Normandy and ended up in Germany on VE day. He met his future wife, Ginette Briclot Landt, in Eix-Abaucourt, France, and they later married in 1949. He remained in the U.S. Army, and he was assigned to military assignments in Germany, Alaska, Vietnam and numerous U.S. states. During this time, they had four children. After 30 years of duty, he retired in 1972 and setted down in Oklahoma City. He was a man who served his country to the fullest and displayed the highest pride and respect, changing the lives of many. He received many medals and accommodations, including the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Award and other medals and awards. He was a member of the Gladbrook American Legion. He was an avid fisherman and traveler and enjoyed most of his time with grandchildren. He had a love for life, family and his pets. He always had a good sense of humor and could make everyone laugh. Arthur is survived by three children, Ronnie and Anneliese Landt, of Abilene, Texas; Donald and Ayako Landt, of Moore, Oklahoma; and Annette and Mike Collins, of Enid, Oklahoma; and a daughter-in-law, Angie Landt, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He also is survived by a sister, Vera Arp, of Traer, Iowa; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ginette Landt; and youngest son, Roger Landt. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alice Hamann; and two brothers, Lavern and Leonard Landt. He will be missed by all. Pallbearers will be Michael Collins, Christopher Landt, Nicholas Landt, Daniel Arp, Jeff Gillespie and Craig Landt. A viewing will be held at 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, 30 June at the Gladbrook Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes in Gladbrook, Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Monday, 1 July at 10:30 a.m., with burial at Crystal Cemetery and a lunch afterwards in the Memorial Building. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.
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Published in The Oklahoman on June 24, 2013
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