Diana E. Landon, 66

Diana E. Landon (nee Veit), age 66, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, surrounded by loved ones at the Kathy Hospice.

Diana was born on Dec. 2, 1942, to Clarence Albert and Hilda Ann Veit (nee Gerrits) in Fort Benning, Ga. She was raised in Chilton, Wis., and later at Brown Deer and graduated from Messmer High School in Milwaukee, class of 1961. She went on to graduate with an associate degree from the Milwaukee School of Cosmetology. After graduating she managed Tracers hair salon after being sought after by the owner to help open that location. Diana married William H. Landon on May 13, 1967, at Our Lady of Good Hope Church in Brown Deer, Wis. The couple raised a large family of six children in the West Bend area. The couple divorced in 1991. Diana moved to Stephenson, Mich., for a time and then back to West Bend so she could be close to family. She worked at the West Bend Country Club as a waitress for about 30 years, BJ and Company hair salon, REM of Wisconsin as a coordinator to help the developmental disabled and Gemini Helping Hands assisting seniors. She loved floral arranging and created several of her children’s and grandson’s wedding arrangements, gardening, crossword puzzles, countless hours putting together jigsaw puzzles often with grandchildren, bowling, chatting with friends over a cup of coffee, lend a listening ear to those in need and spending time with family.

Diana is survived by her mother, Hilda Veit; six children Stephanie (Shawn) Boudry of West Bend, Lanae (Paul) Kovacevich of Allenton, Tim Landon, Julie (Dan) Fellenz and Tom Landon all of West Bend, and Carrie Landon of Sheboygan; her 13 grandchildren Adam (Brittany) Boudry, Trista and Breanna Boudry, Joshua, Mikaela, Caleb and Carissa Kovacevich, Samantha and Kimberly Landon, Danny, Cassandra, and Promise Fellenz, Destany Erickson; and great grandson Noah Boudry. She is further survived by her special friend Richard Murray, Aunt Evelyn Keller of Kimberly, Wis., Aunt Bernice Leonhard of Sheboygan, Wis., Uncle Donald (Edith) Gerrits from Fond Du lac, Wis., and friends Sandy Sell, Bill Puttkammer, and other relatives and friends.  Proceeded in death by her infant daughter, Kimberly Landon, father, Clarence Veit, and mother-in-law, Ella Landon Duchow.

A funeral service will be on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Father Rick Wendell officiating and guest speaker Pastor Jim Tucci. The entombment will be at the Garden of Peace Mausoleum in the town of Sheboygan, Wis. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 27, from 4 p.m. until time of service (7 p.m.). In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Diana’s name.

Thank You to the wonderful care staff at St. Joseph’s and the Kathy Hospice. A special thank you to Dr. Smale, the nursing care team especially Maryjo Palmstein a family friend for their loving care of Diana.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

(262) 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.