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I'm so deeply saddened for Dale's family and loved ones. I've struggled so hard to understand why, why Dale, why so soon. I've been angry, sad, blaming, and just plain devastated by this great loss. I've known Dale for all my life except 18 years of it. When I became a Landes, Dale became my little brother. I watched him grow up from a fun-loving always caring kid to a great great fun loving varing man. He found the love of his life Betsy had a beautiful daughter Hannah who is just like him by the way and they've lived life to the absolute fullest together since then.

Even when I was no longer a part of the family by marriage Dale still when he'd see me have the same loving hugs (the kind that just put you back together again), the most ditinct happy laugh, same caring heart, and made me feel so loved and so comfortable no matter the situation. He didn't stop loving my family either, he loved them just the same, he loved us all. He'd always want to make sure I was doing ok, gave me those Dale hugs we all know and love, a kiss on the cheek, and end with Love ya Tam.

Dale never stopped being my little Brother. The last chat we had was in text right before Christmas. Here he's battling for his life yet apologizing to me for not getting back to me sooner, that's so Dale, never wanted to put anyone out or hurt their feelings but would be there for you no matter what the cost to himself. I told him I loved my little brother dearly and my little brother told me he loved me dearly too. That is priceless to me.
If you knew Dale you loved him, no matter how long or short it was he just affects your life in the most positively profound way. He was such a great role model for his family and so many others. He treated his great-nephew and niece (my Grandkids) as his own Grands as well, he loved so hard and fiercley. He was the kindest, most loving devoted husband, father, son, brother, Uncle, surrogate Grandpa, and friend any of us could ever ask for.
In closing I've finally realized after praying to God for help and understanding, and please forgive me for my anger is that I can't change this, I can't fix it, I have to stop being angry, stop blaming, stop asking why. What I see so clearly now is that if we all, every single one of us is even just a little more like my brother Dale Landes, he will live on through us all forever and this world will be a better place because of it.
I love you my little brother, I will miss you greatly, I already do. Until we meet again Dale boy

Love your big sis, Tam

Tammy (Tam) McDermitt

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Obituary for Dale Landes

Dale Landes 1968-2022

Dale Landes

12/19/1968 - 04/27/2022

Dale passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family (by blood and by choice) peacefully slipping away. He was born in Columbus on December 19, 1968, to Marlene and David Landes. He is preceded in death by his father, David, his stepmom, Darlene, stepfather, Fred Grout, his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Verna Lehman, and his paternal grandparents, Lowell, and Kathryn Landes. He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy, his adored daughter, Hannah, his mother and step-dad, Marlene and Larry Carter, brother David (Char) Landes, brother Drew Landes, brother, Jon (Lori) Stewart, Aunt, Ruby Zumbrun, in-laws, Dick and Jean Kanoski, brother’s in law, Rick (Juli) Kanoski, Chris (Donna) Kanoski, sister-in law, MaryJean (Todd) Gosnell, step-sister, Debbie (Dennis) Becker, nephews, Derek (Brittany) and Joshua Landes, Sam Gosnell, Sean (Sarah) Collins, Joshua Westbrook, Brian (Ashley) Kanoski, Rick (Alyson) Hurley, and Jordan (Jamie) Hurley, nieces, Lauren Smylie, Lindsey (Josh) Keb, Sarah (Brice) Berg, Megan (Kyle) Davis, Grace and Anna Kanoski, Alli Westbrook and Riley and Regan Stewart. Great nephews, Jaxson Landes, Milo Kanoski, Jason Smylie, Sawyer and Murphy Collins, and Oliver Hurley. Great nieces, Layla Westbrook, Savannah and Ava Landes, Michaela Kanoski, Dazie Davis, Lacey and Alyssa Keb, Emma Smylie, Mellie, Emma, and Maddie Hurley, as well as numerous other family and friends.

Dale was an avid Kansas City Chiefs football fan, picking them as his favorite team, following in his big brother’s footsteps. He had a love of music, mostly heavy metal, specifically Black Sabbath and Ronnie James Dio, but he loved country, classic and really anything on the radio. He was a coach at St. Matthias school for 9 years, starting when Hannah was in kindergarten and continuing until her 8th grade year. The girls that he coached became like his own, and he always wanted them to know how proud he was of them. He coached basketball and softball and loved every minute. He loved being involved at St. Matthias, working Fish Frys, building shelves in the library, volunteering on the playground, chaperoning class trips and making time for anything that anyone ever needed. He loved playing slow pitch softball, playing with the same set of guys for 30 years. The after-game dinners were some of his favorite times.

Dale never knew a stranger and his hugs were legendary. When he asked how you were doing, he truly wanted to know and would listen intently. Dale preferred any comedy to just about anything on tv, and his laugh was infectious. Family was everything to him, and once you became part of his family, that never changed.

The brightest star in his heart belonged to his little girl, Hannah Banana aka Sugar Plumski, being known as her one and only Daddy Boy.

Dale was a true giver, and never expected or wanted anything in return. He would fix your car, your lawnmower, build you anything with the greatest amount of perfection, and be the first one to show up and the last one to leave.

Our hearts have a hole that can never be filled, but those of us that knew him are better for it. He will never be forgotten, and his love for all of us will live on. He was the GOAT, The Greatest of All Time.