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Richard Dale Landerman, age 72, passed away on March 4, 2014, at Oscar Johnson Veterans Hospital, Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born Nov. 13, 1941, in Fond du Lac, Wis., the son of Earl Landerman Sr. and Ann Elizabeth Flood.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; two stepsons, Matthew and Nathan Weisman; one stepdaughter, Nili Hers­ko­vitz; and her five children; and five grandchildren.

He also is survived by sisters-in-law, Shirley and Elaine; two nieces, Jennifer and Renee; and one nephew, Brian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Earl Jr. and James. He also was preceded by his nephew, Jeffrey.

Richard graduated in 1960 from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee.

He served as a firefighter for West Milwaukee Fire Department for 15 years.

He also served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 in Vietnam as a Corporal for the 92nd Assault Helicopter Co. and received service awards for sharpshooting.

In 1979, he was a charter member/officer of the Three Lakes Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and received awards as a “Best Shooter” in the Eagle River Trap League.

He is a lifetime member of the American Legion, the DAV and the VFW, and a 35-year member of St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church, Eagle River, Wis.

He married Sue Merry Weisman on Oct. 14, 1979. For eight years they operated Ritchie’s Spirits Unlimited in Eagle River.

In 1988, they moved to Phelps, Wis., and operated a landscaping business.

In 1990, they moved to Florida, where he was employed at the Bradenton Country Club and the Sarasota Kennel Club. He retired in 1999 to build their current home in Alvin, Wis.

Graveside services will be held in the spring, officiated by the Rev. James Fosdick, at Lakeside Cemetery in Alvin. A military honor guard will be present. A reception will be held at Alvin Town Hall. A notice of the day and time will appear in the newspaper prior to the service.

Arrangements and burial services are provided by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, Wis.

A memorial fund in the name of Richard Dale Landerman is established for “The Children’s Educational Fund” of St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church, P.O. Box 158, Eagle River, WI 54521.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:47 AM

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