Orville J. Landmann


Orville J. Landmann, age 91 of Highland, IL, died Monday, May 18, 2020, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.

He was born on Saturday, January 12, 1929, in Pocahontas, IL, the son of Henry and Ida (nee Frisse) Landmann.

On Tuesday, June 02, 1953, he married Olivia V. Landmann nee Ratermann at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Breese, IL, who passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL; Knights of Columbus, Council 1580, Highland, IL; Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Assembly #0231, Highland, IL; VFW Post 5694, Highland, IL (Past Commander).

He was born and raised in rural Pocahontas on the family farm and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1947. He grew up working on the family farm, later on he worked for his brother in-law at the saw mill and then he served in the US Army with duty in Korea during the war from 3/1951 to 3/1953. After returning home he married Olivia and they moved to Highland. He worked 37 years at Community Lumber Co, Highland and later worked 20 years at Rural King, Highland and retired at the age of 82 years old. He was very active in many capacities with the Knights of Columbus, to highlight a few: Chairman of the Hall Building Committee; Council Treasurer for 37 years; ran Bingo since its inception in 1977; President of the Columbus Club; he received the Illinois Knights of Columbus “Hall of Fame”. Many of the hours he spent there, his wife was by his side. He received a Paul Harris Fellow from the Highland Rotary Club and was a Past Commander of the VFW Post 5694, Highland, IL.

Survivors include:
Son – Wayne (Cheryl) Landmann, Yorba Linda, CA
Daughter – Donna Elliott, Highland, IL
Son – Kurt Landmann, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Katlin (Courtney) Landmann
Grandchild – Angelina (Kyle) Kiggins
Grandchild – Sean (Kimberly) Elliott
Grandchild – Magdalena Landmann
Grandchild – Kray Landmann
Grandchild – Kalea Landmann
Great Grandchildren – Six
Brother – Norbert O. Landmann, Highland, IL
Brother – Leonard H. (Mary Jane) Landmann, Highland, IL
Brother – Leo H. (Carol) Landmann, Highland, IL
Sister In-Law – Rita Ratermann, Breese, IL
Brother In-Law – Virgil Ripperda, Trenton, IL.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Henry C. Landmann
Mother – Ida M. (nee Frisse) Landmann
Wife – Olivia V. (nee Ratermann) Landmann, Highland, IL
Sister & Brother In-Law – Rosilda (Earl) Calliotte
Sister & Brother In-Law – Linda (Darrell) Willman
Sister & Brother In-Law – Verna (Henry “Bud”) Raterman
Brother – Alvin Landmann
Brother & Sister In-Law – Edgar (Shirley) Landmann
Sister & Brother In-Law – Agnes (Eldon) Miller
Sister In-Law – Pat Landmann
Brother In-Law – Alfred H. Ratermann
Brother In-Law and Spouse – Sylvester W. (Mary Louise) Ratermann
Brother In-Law – Ralph U. Ratermann
Brother In-Law – Melvin H. Ratermann
Brother In-Law – Richard J. Ratermann
Brother In-Law – Jerry W. Ratermann
Sister In-Law & Spouse – Alvina M. (Victor) Voss
Sister In-Law – Florentine A. Ripperda
Sister In-Law & Spouse – Agnes C. (Theodore) Detmer.

Private Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Private Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Full Military Honors by the VFW Post 5694 and Lee Iten Post 439-American Legion, both Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or St. Paul School Educational Foundation.

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