Mearl Clifford Landers, 95 of Bunker Hill, died at his residence on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 8:05 a.m. He was born on February 11, 1925, in Dorchester Township to Fred Landers and Anna (Weishaupt) Landers. He married Viola Anna Koch Gerdes on April 21, 1946. She preceded him in death on October 23, 1997.
He was a farmer. Mearl was a member of the County Board for 20 years, United Methodist Church of Gillespie, Staunton Masonic Lodge since 1956, and Ansar Shrine since 1957. He assisted many children with special needs into the Shrine Children’s Hospital. He enjoyed bowling and visiting Vegas.
Mearl was a jack of all trades, a treasure trove of knowledge, and could fix anything you put before him. He went to school for welding so when any farm machinery broke down, he was able to fix it. Mearl had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs, and his buddy Fritz will certainly miss his master.
Growing up through the depression taught our father many talents on how to survive on little and how to respect every items you had purchased. He borrowed money one time for the first farm, paid it off in one year and never borrowed money after that. The biggest lesson we learned was to never think what you had in your back pocket was the value you had, it was the way you treated everything was a person’s value.
He is survived by his children, Marilyn (Orville) Sneeringer of Bunker Hill, Stella Goebel of Liberty, TX, Beverly (Mark) Landers Bennett of Benld, Carol Sue Landers of Virginia, IL, and Larry Landers of Benld; son in law, Jack Hochmuth of Staunton; grandchildren, David (Yoconda) Goebel of Kingwood, TX, Casey (Lacey) Goebel of Liberty, TX, Chad Bennett of Dorchester, Benisha (Sada) Abe of Asa Japan, Justin Hochmuth of Staunton, and Janean (Zane) Northrip of Florissant, MO; great-grandchildren, Mickie, Sage, Marrujo, Asly Northrip of Florissant, MO, Lauren and Charlie Bennett of Hillsboro, Bailey and Riley Goebel of Kingwood, TX, Mason and Hunter Goebel of Liberty, TX, Janette, Christina and Wyatt Hochmuth of Staunton, and Toshiya and Nozomi Abe of Japan; step-grandchildren, Theresa Curtner, Tina Sneeringer Craine, and Jennifer Parkinen; 5 step-great-grandchildren; and 8 step great great grandchildren.
Mearl was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; son, Victor Landers; daughter, Judy Landers Hochmuth; great-grandson, Tsubasa Abe; and step-grandson, Orville Gene Jr, Sneeringer.
Mearl always had a soft spot for those less fortunate than him. All memorials will go to Shriner’s Children Hospital. Services will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton. Kravanya Funeral 亚洲真人娱乐视讯home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.