Landuyt, Victor Joseph
Victor Joseph Landuyt, 95, of Blairstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a rosary service at 7 p.m. at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Blairstown by the Rev. Craig Steimel, celebrant. There also will be a visitation one hour before the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine with military honors.
The son of Edmund and Cantellis DeSlover Landuyt, Victor was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Safford, Ala. As a young child, he moved with his family to the Victor area where he graduated from the Chelsea School. On Dec. 30, 1942, he married Wilma Papesh. They had four children together. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1967. On July 1, 1970, he married Winifred Merchant Duchacek.
He served in the Army Air Corps and Army in World War II. He was a part-time electrician and full-time farmer, retiring in 1980. He was a faithful member of the St. John’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, fishing and Rolle Bolle.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred; three daughters, Vicki Thorman (Bill) of Blairstown, Kay Ellen Landuyt (Larry Robinson) of Robins and Patti Landuyt of Belle Plaine; daughter-in-law, Karen Landuyt of Cedar Rapids; three stepdaughters, Dixie Johnson (Gary) of Fraizer Park, Calif., Debbie White (Doug) of Vinton and Deanna Daugherty (Jerry) of Coralville; one sister, Rachael Hodina of Ely; one brother, Edmund (Lucille) Landuyt of Belle Plaine; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Vic was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Wilma; his son, James Victor Landuyt; his grandson, Christopher Landuyt; four brothers, Henry, Fred, Alfonce and Charly Landuyt; and three sisters, Mary Papesh, Margaret lezek and Marcella Schafer.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Published in The Gazette Jan. 3, 2013.