LANDWEHR, Dr. Bernard J., 89, of Edgewood, Kentucky, formerly of Wheeling, WV and Lakeland, FL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Dr. Landwehr was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Verda L. Landwehr; his sisters Mary Hiller, Lois Keck, Ruth Bensman and Jeanne Bendele; and his brother, Donald Landwehr.
He was a loving and proud father to James Landwehr Sr., Janice Landwehr, CSJ, JoAnne Harris, David Landwehr and Betty Kellas. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Landwehr, and his sister, Helen Haehn, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dr. Landwehr was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Arena. He was a graduate of Delphos St. John’s. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University. Bernard earned his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Landwehr taught high school in Pioneer, OH, and Wauseon, OH, before accepting a position at West Liberty (College) University, West Liberty, West Virginia, as a professor in the Business Department where he taught for 30 years. For many of those years he served as director of the School of Business. After retiring in 1989, he and Verda moved to Florida where they enjoyed cruises, trips, and playing golf. He also loved making wood crafts, especially toys for his grandkids. During tax season, he worked as a volunteer to help prepare taxes for those that needed assistance.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28, 2013 at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Middendorf Funeral Home, Ft. Wright, Kentucky, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences to: www.middendorf-funeralhome.com.
A special thank you to the staff of Emeritus (Edgewood), as well as the staff of hospice for their exceptional care and attention.
The family takes great consolation in knowing that Bernard and Verda are both at peace and together in the loving embrace of God.