Andrew Land, 73, Brainerd

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 7, 2006

Andrew &8220;Andy&8221; Clayton Land, 73, of Brainerd, formerly of Northwood died Friday, May 5, 2006, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Monday, May 8, at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. South, Northwood. Following the visitation his body will be cremated.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. South, Northwood. Interment will be in the North Shell Rock Cemetery, rural Northwood, with military graveside honors by &8220;Our Buddies&8221; VFW Memorial Post No. 6779 of Northwood.

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Andrew Land was born on April 12, 1933, in Northwood, the son of Clayton Norris and Laura (Myli) Land. He was baptized and reaffirmed the faith of his baptism through confirmation at the First Lutheran Church in Northwood. Andy attended rural country school in the Heartland Township No. 3, rural Northwood. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force in 1952, and served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1962. He was united in marriage to Joanne Barbara Makela on March 31, 1956 in Duluth. She preceded him in death on March 24,

1993. Andy was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1963, and served many tours of duty overseas, until his retirement and honorable discharge in 1974, earning many commendations as well as the Korean and Vietnam Service Medals.

After his wife’s death in 1993, Andy lived with his daughters Barbara Sanchez and Lisa Mondt in Brainerd, Minn.

Andy loved woodworking, fixing small appliances, and also was a helicopter mechanic.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Northwood.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Barbara Sanchez and Lisa Mondt, both of Brainerd, and Larry Land of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren: a brother: Harry Land and his wife Mary of Swisher, Iowa; five sisters: Carolyn Kalvig and her husband Carl of Northwood, Francis Christiansen and her husband Roger of Lake Mills, Lila Funk of Charles City, Luan Sallee of Albert Lea, and Lily Anderson and her husband John of Albert Lea, as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Joanne.