Oscar Landaas, 94, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 9, 2006

Funeral services for Oscar Raymond Landaas, age 94, of Albert Lea will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Conger. The Rev. Gary Hanson will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/ Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Oscar died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

&160;Oscar Raymond Landaas was born July 8, 1911, to Lars and Anna (Langeland) Landaas in Emmons. He lived in Freeborn County all his life and was baptized and confirmed at the Emmons Lutheran Church by Pastor Storslie. Oscar was in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1946, serving in the States and the South Pacific. He was employed at Midway Motors for 32 years. In 1965, Oscar was united in marriage to Beulah Babbit and they made their home in Albert Lea. He was a life member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the DAV. Oscar was also a member of the Elks and the Twin Lakes Senior Citizens. He loved being up north at his cabin on Spider Lake at Nevis and also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. In 1979, he was united in marriage to Evangeline (Bathen) Hauert.

&160;Survivors include his wife, Evangeline; sisters, Lillian Hoyne and Dorothy Reyerson; brother, Alfred and wife, Mary Landaas; step children: Robert (Brenda) Hauert, Thomas (Pam) Hauert, Connie (Irwin) Smith, and Debra (Dave) Goebel; step-grandchildren: Kathy (Jim) Hennick, Kimberly Backhaus, Kristie (Pawel) Tolpa, Bridgett Hauert, Ronald (LaWanna) Hauert, Pauline Barker, Trent (Christie) Hauert, Heather Hauert, Amie Goebel, Jeremy (Rebbeca) Goebel, and Christina (Josh) Oye; several step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

&160;Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beulah; brother, Lloyd Landaas; sisters,

Martha Klukow and Myrtle Peterson; infant twin siblings, Oscar and Myrtle; and brothers-in-law, Maurice Reyerson, Lloyd Klukow, Selmer Petersen, and Alert Hoyne.

Memorials are preferred to the American Legion or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Conger.