Landis (Landy) Borchers
Landis Harvey (Landy) Borchers was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to Abbo F. and Mary A. (Harms) Borchers on April 26, 1926. He was the first of four siblings. He passed away Aug. 4, 2019, at the age of 93 years, 3 months and 9 days. Landis was baptized on May 16, 1926 and confirmed on April 9, 1939 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emerald. Landis married the love of his life, Ruth Elda Suellwold on May 23, 1948. To this union four children were born: Neva Kay, lone Dee, Joan Lee and Orin Landis.
Landis went to Lancaster County Burd School District #38 for seven years and graduated from Pleasant Dale High School in 1942 as Valedictorian of his senior class. He graduated from the National Business Institute in Lincoln and from the United States Army Financial School in Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana in 1945.
Landis and Ruth were engaged in production agriculture for 50 years. They began their operation at 11401 West Pioneers Blvd. where they resided for 22 years. They then moved their operation to 4000 SW 112th where they lived for 22 years. During this time, Landis acquired a Nebraska Real Estate Broker’s license and a state appraiser’s license. He was self-employed and an associate broker for Harold Proctor Real Estate for eight years and Great Plains Realty Auction Co. since 1980.
In 1993, Landis and Ruth moved to their retirement home in Crete. While living there, Ruth went to her eternal rest in 2000. Landis then moved to the Landing at Williamsburg Village at Lincoln. He then moved to the Villas at Wilderness Ridge for two years. His final residence was the Elizabeth House on the Tabitha campus.
During his lifetime, Landis was involved in many civic and business organizations. He acquired the rank of T/3 in the Office of the Fiscal Director of the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, Rome, Italy, 1945-1946. He was a life member of the American Legion, life member Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Lincoln Downtown Sertoma Club, Nebraska and National Auctioneers Assn., Chairman of the Board of Directors-Tabitha Foundation, Sec-Treasure Tabitha Health Care Services, Sec-Treasure Broadview Corporation, Evergreen Dev. Corp, church council-Zion Lutheran Church, Director Emerald Farmers Elevator, Tabitha Hospice Advisory Board member and an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy. He was an innovator of condominium grain storage in Imperial.
Landis played baseball for Pleasant Dale and Garland for 20 years. He liked to play ping pong and was interested in landscaping and photography. He and Ruth were avid and extensive foreign travelers. Landis was also a member of Southwood Lutheran Church.
Landis is survived by his daughters, Neva Molzer, Imperial; Joan (Bill) Brethouwer, Cheyenne, Wyoming; daughter-in-law, Debbie Borchers, Albion; grandchildren: Brian (Kim) Molzer, Fort Collins, Colorado; Linda (Mike) Nelson, Enders; Lisa (Brad) Kinnan, Cozad; Heather Brethouwer, Elm Wood; LtC Landon (Tamara) Brethouwer, Honolulu, Hawaii; Nick (Sarah) Brethouwer, Aurora, Colorado; Valoree (Stephen) Nicholson, Lincoln; Matt (Kari) Borchers, Wauneta; and Stacy (Joe) McMinamen, Onowa, Iowa; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister Velda Schmidt, Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, lone Dee, wife Ruth E. Borchers, son Orin Borchers, son-in-law Marvin Molzer and brother Delmar Borchers.
A memorial service was held, Monday Sept. 23, at 11:00 a.m.; Southwood Lutheran Church; Lincoln; Memorials to Tabitha Hospice. Condolences: www.bmlfh.com.