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William Irvin LandwerAge: 83 years19151998

William Irvin Landwer
Birth June 14, 1915 31 26
Marriage statusMarion Louise MesserView this family

Death of a maternal grandmotherMenah Silker
January 12, 1924 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGerhard Wilhelm Lageschulte
August 2, 1928 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherHenry Frederick Landwehr
February 9, 1930 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherEmma C. Lageschulte
July 22, 1937 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSophia Thies
April 21, 1942 (Age 26 years)
MarriageMarion Louise MesserView this family
April 12, 1956 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherIrvin E. Landwer
March 14, 1960 (Age 44 years)
Death of a wifeMarion Louise Messer
October 24, 1997 (Age 82 years)
Death July 30, 1998 (Age 83 years)
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Marriage: December 22, 1910Barrington, Cook, Illinois
5 years
Family with Marion Louise Messer - View this family
Marriage: April 12, 1956Barrington, Cook, Illinois

William Irvin Landwer, whose 83 years have been spent in cultivating, developing and preserving land, died July 30 in Saranac Lake's Adirondack Medical Center after a long illness. He spent his last two years in his home beside the AuSable River. Born in Barrington on June 14, 1914, he was the son of Irvin ("Curly") and Emma Landwer whose lives were entwined in the land and the community as farmer, banker and landlord. His family has longtime ties to Barrington, dating back to 1852. His grandfather, the late Garret Lageschulte (1846-1928) was one of the founders of the original Salem Evangelical Church in the latter part of the 19th century. Mr. Landwer attended Barrington grade and high schools, graduating in 1933. During high school, he played on the basketball, football and baseball teams. He also had an interest in winter sports and entered ski-jumping competitions. He later studied at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he played football for the "Badgers." He was graduated from Babson Institute in Wellesley, Mass., in 1938. After college, he helped operate the family farms in Barrington and establish a real estate business. On his birthday in 1940, he married Betty Louise Brown of Wilmette; she died in 1995 in Orlando, Fla. They had five children and lived in Barrington. They were divorced in 1955. A year later, Mr. Landwer wed Marion Messer, who died last year. They lived in Barrington for more than 11 years before moving to Bimini in the Bahamas, some 60 miles from Miami in the Straits of Florida. They belonged to the Barrington Hills Country Club and attended the Salem United Methodist Church. The Landwers later lived in Sapphire Valley of North Carolina's Blue Ridge region and later owned a farm in West Union, S.C. They moved to New York three years ago. Over the years, Mr. Landwer was a life-long sportsman. He enjoyed trap and skeet shooting, golfing, skiing and big game fishing. His real love, however, was the land; he was never more content than when he was cultivating his fields from the seat of his blue Ford tractor. Mr. Landwer is survived by five children, Lynn Landwer Garcia of Maitland, Fla.; William I. Jr. of Cody, Wyo.; Mark A. of Houston, Texas; Jonathan C. and Christopher D., both of Eustis, Fla. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington. Burial will be in the Landwer family plot. Any gifts in memory of Mr. Landwer can be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 North Court, Ste. 280, Palatine, IL 60067-8162.