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Kenneth Landsberger

February 18, 1936 — December 21, 2023

Kenneth Joseph Landsberger of Bismarck left this earth on December 21, 2023. Ken was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, whose service began in 1958 and ended as honorably discharged March 21, 1964. Ken received the rank of SP5 (E5), was an army sharp shooter, and served over the Vietnam War Period.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, Dec. 29, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, with a rosary service starting at 6:00 PM, Thursday, Dec. 28, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E Divide Ave, Bismarck.

Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Ken was born to Barbara Scherr and Joseph Landsberger February 18, 1936 in Hazelton ND.

He married Genevieve Keller October 5, 1955. There were five children born of this union: Richard, Mary Jo, Andrew, Robert, and Brenda. When this marriage ended, Ken married Marlene Franklund Klein on October 14, 1972, and two more children were welcomed to his family: Troy and Tamara. Ken was a very loving but stern family man. He enjoyed family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was never too busy to give advice or help any family member in need.

Ken was a carpenter – he started building houses, owned his own construction company, then became a teacher at both the ND State Penitentiary and Bismarck State College, where he retired. He was the President of the Home Builders Association for a time. Ken also loved horses – training and showing, as well as teaching his children to do the same. He was the President of the Bismarck Horse Club and ran Landsberger Quarter Horses.

Ken loved camping with family, boating and skiing at his former lake cabin. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he and Marlene relished travelling during their retirement as well.

Ken was a very special man and will be loved and missed by all of us.

Ken is survived by his wife, Marlene; his children and their spouses: Richard and Marie, Mary Jo and special friend Judy, Andrew and LaRhonda, Robert and Tammy, Brenda, Troy and Heather Klein, and Tamara and Danny Keough; brother, Gerald (Kathy) Landsberger; sister, Alice Eckroth; grandchildren: Natasha and Mat Carter, Tessa Morast, Brian and Alex Phelps, Brandon Boehm, Jerome and Katie Klein, Ryan and Katelynn Landsberger, Harley and Kayla Engel, Ariel and Steve Weishaar, Alex Landsberger, Hope Landsberger, Cheyanne and Colby Dukart, Thomas Landsberger, Mica Klein, Megan Keough, Trevor Keough, Nicolas Keough, and Tanner Keough; along with his 16 great-grandchildren: Trysten, Landon, Kamden, Atiana, Kaleb, Emily, Zoey, Jacob, Eve, Lily, Kylee, Jeremiah, Fynn, Owen, Myla, and Alora.

He was preceded in death by both his parents: Barbara and Joseph; sisters, Evon Landsberger and Arlene Houn; brothers-in-law: Tony Houn, Louis Frenzel, Al Eckroth, Willis Franklund, Dwight Franklund, Clifford Williams, Rodger Buchholz; and sisters-in-law, Ardith Williams and Betty Franklund-Schoeneman.

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Visitation

Thursday, December 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Service

2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501

A prayer service will begin at 6:00 PM.

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 29, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Burial

Friday, December 29, 2023

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554

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