Boyd Landsman

Boyd Francis Landsman, 85, Luverne, formerly of Lake Benton and Tyler, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler with visitation at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial with military honors will be at Danebod Cemetery in Tyler.

Boyd Landsman was born Oct. 31, 1931, to Ralph and Lillian (Erickson) Landsman in Flandreau, South Dakota. He moved to Centerville, South Dakota, in 1936 with his parents. Boyd graduated from Centerville High School in 1949 and then attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for 2 1/2 years. He joined the United States Naval Cadets in Pensacola, Florida, in 1952. He terminated his flight training and then went into the United States Navy.

On April 30, 1953, Boyd married Donna  Bishop in Sioux Falls. In 1953 they moved to a farm northeast of Centerville and raised cattle with his father and brother. They retired from farming in 1995 and moved to their lake home in Lake Benton. He worked at the Tyler Golf Course after retiring and loved being on the mower. They lived there 15 years until Boyd’s health failed. They then moved to Danebod Village in Tyler in 2009.

Boyd loved pheasant and duck hunting, fishing, golf, snowmobiling, traveling in their motorhome for 18 years, woodworking, making pheasant feather articles and spending time with his family. In May of 2014, Boyd and Donna moved to Luverne, and Boyd became a resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home.

Boyd was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. He was a Past Commander of the Frank Holcomb Post of the American Legion in Centerville and member of the Sollie Henry Post of the American Legion in Lake Benton. He was a Past Grand Marshall for the Grand Lodge AF and AM and also was a Past Master of Myrtle Lodge #9 AF and AM. Boyd was also a member of the El Riad Shrine in Sioux Falls. He was Past Patron of Ivy Chapter #25 and also a Past Grand Patron of OES for South Dakota in 1985-86.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, Luverne; four children, Cindy (Mike) Eiserman, Gold Canyon, Arizona, Brenda (Bob) Sichmeller, Tyler, David (Lisa) Landsman, Lake Benton, and Lou Ann (Sam) Massengill, Friendsville, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick (Priscilla) Landsman, Centerville; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Tyler, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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