Jack Leroy Lansden, 93, Oklahoma City: July 15, 1920 – Nov. 19, 2013

first_imgJack LansdenJack Leroy Lansden, age 93, of Oklahoma City, OK, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Tuesday morning, November 19, 2013 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, OK.  He was a retired co-owner of Frank Funeral Home from 1945 – 1983.Jack was born on July 15, 1920 in Wellington, KS to Guy L. Lansden and Edith C. (Wilson) Lansden.  He was a Wellington High School graduate with the class of 1939.  He served in the United States Navy from 1939 – 1945.  He was aboard the Destroyer the USS Leary in the North Atlantic Ocean when it was sunk on December 24, 1943 by a German submarine.  Of the 176 men aboard, he was one of the 79 survivors and the last man to be rescued.He married Dorothy Pauline Gardner, the love of his life since he was 12 years old, on December 22, 1941 at the Methodist Church in Wellington, KS.  She preceded him in death on August 7, 2011.Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, traveling to Europe where he and Dorothy visited Austria, France and Germany.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; son, Roger; and two brothers, John and Paul.Survivors include his two children, Stephen Lansden and his wife Sanetha of Wellington and Rita Moran and her husband Edward of Norman, OK; six grandchildren, Eric (Rachel) Lansden, Sharon (Rob) Doornbos, Spencer (Danielle) Moran, Meghan Moran, Dustin Lansden, and Paige Lansden; eight great grandchildren, Peyton and Evan Lansden, Levi, Cade, Lucas, and Cora Doornbos, Alexandria Moran, and Tatum Davey; daughter-in-law, Robin Brooks of Phoenix, AZ; and, special friends, Erik and Lori Hulse.The family would like to thank Meadow Lake Retirement Center for assisting him for the past three years, and those like Lori, Patricia, Brandi and Terrie who showed both he and Dorothy great love and compassion.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home in Wellington on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.  Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the Avenue of Flags at the Wellington Cemetery and Guiding Light Community Church, P. O. Box 3949, N. Ft. Myers, FL  33918.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img

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