Donald E. Landers

Donald E. Landers of Grafton formerly of Mequon died peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2009, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee at the age of 83.

Don was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 2, 1925 to Edward and Edna (nee Nurenburg) Landers, who preceded him in death. Don married Elaine (nee Berdelman) on July 13, 1947 in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Don was a long time member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Freistadt and the Lutheran Business Leaders Martin Club. He also owned and operated Landers Accounting Service for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of Grafton; children, Ellen Diane (William) Bargenquast of Concord, Calif., Greg (Jeannie) Landers of Carrollton, Texas, Gary Landers of Cedarburg, and David Landers of Cedarburg; grandchildren, Mark (Lisa) Bargenquast of California, Bridget (Robert) Stiffler of California, Lindsay Landers of Cedarburg, Logan Landers of Cedarburg, Charles Summers of Waukesha; great grandchildren, Ava and Brayden Bargenquast, Ean, Javon, Isaiah and Jeremiah Summers; two sisters, Fern Reinke of Wild Rose and Nila (Flay) Smith of Mosinee; special Marine friend, Joseph (Madeline) Arvia. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Freistadt. Interment was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to the church are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences please go to