He was born May 1, 1938, in Cuba, IL the son of Wesley and Elva (Calkins) Landis. Arlan married Zella F. Vaughn on October 22, 1960 at the Waterford Church, near Lewistown. She passed away on July 25, 1999.
Surviving are two children, Julia (Dale) Smith of O Fallon, IL and Michael Landis of Cincinnati, OH; two grandchildren, Nathan Smith and Sam Landis; one sister, Luanne Shaeffer of Lewistown; and his longtime companion, Fran Weaver and her daughters, Cynthia and Christina and her five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arlan worked for IH/Navistar in Canton, retiring in 1992 with 30 years’ service.
He was an accomplished Bluegrass Musician.
He was a US Navy veteran, serving from 1956 to 1962.
Services will be on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 11:30 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate.
Cremation rites will follow the service.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
To view Arlan’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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