Ronald "Larry" Landers, 73, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich, surrounded by his loving family. |
Born Nov. 18, 1939 in Mendota, the son of Howard and Clara (Guilfoyle) Landers. He married Judith K. Todd on Feb. 9, 1963 in Lee. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandwich and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk.
He was an avid sports enthusiast, loving the Chicago White Sox. He enjoyed coaching and officiating basketball, softball and volleyball. Larry coached at St. Mary's Grade School for his children and numerous others. He retired from AT&T and Lucent Technologies after 30 years. His greatest love of all was his family.
He is survived by his wife Judy of Sandwich; two daughters, Denise (Chris Hewitt) Habbe of Sandwich and Kim (Tracy) Ahola of Naperville; four grandchildren, Kristin, Kelsie, Nick and Zack; one sister, Mildred Biederbeck of Peoria; two brothers, Richard (Janice) Landers of Hot Springs Villa, Ark., and Tom (Carol) Landers of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Timothy Landers; and two brothers, Charles and Robert Landers.
Memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandwich with Rev. Andrew C. Hougan officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk with a liturgical prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children Hospital or the
. A special thanks to Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion and Valley West Community Hospital.
For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.eighnerfuneralhomes.com or contact Turner-Eighner Funeral Home 13160 W. Route 34 Somonauk, IL 60552 (815) 498-2363.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 25, 2013