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Dr. Charles W. Landon, age 92 of Ludington passed away on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at Ludington Woods Living Center.
He was born on June 28, 1921 in Hart, son of the late Jairus and Anna (Riebe) Landon. He attended Hart High School and graduated with the class of 1939. He attended Hope College and then went on to attend Loyola School of Dental Surgery, and he received his DDS in 1945.
Charles enlisted in the United States Army on May 17, 1943. He served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged on September 15, 1944. Charles married Dorothy J. Pugsley on November 4, 1945 in Hart. Dorothy preceded Charles in death on March 9, 2013.
Charles was a practicing dentist in Scottville for over 40 years. He was also the past President of the Scottville Rotary Club, served on the Mason County Library Board, and he and his wife Dorothy volunteered for Hospice and White Pine Village.
While living in Scottville he was an active member in the Scottville United Methodist Church and was currently a member of the Community Church in Ludington.
Music was a very important part of Charles life. He played baritone saxophone while in high school and college and also sang in numerous community choir groups throughout his life.
Charles is survived by his 2 daughters, Alice (Alan) Ringquist of Pentwater and Jane (David) Gimbutis of Shelby Township; 5 grandchildren, Rebecca Ringquist (Katy Mess) of Brooklyn, NY, Heather Turner of Royal Oak, Dawn (Benjamin) Dandurand of Berkley, Paul (Michelle) Gimbutis of Berkley and Brad Gimbutis of Fairfield, CT; 2 great-grandsons, Byron Wesley Dandurand and Landon Gimbutis; brother-in-law, Milton Pugsley of Pentwater; 6 nieces and nephews and their families.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; 3 sisters-in-law, Marian Alborell, Mildred Greene and Barbara Pugsley
A memorial service for Charles will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday December 7, 2013 at the Community Church in Ludington with Reverend Wayne Buskirk officiating. The family will receive friends at the church for visitation from 1:00 PM until time of service. Final interment will take place at Hart Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions in memory of Charles may be directed to the Mason County Historical Society at White Pine Village 1687 South Lakeshore Drive Ludington, MI 49431 or Hospice of Michigan 5177 West U.S. 10 Suite 2 Ludington, MI 49431
Please visit Charles personal book of memories page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a story or photo with the family. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center