Richard “Rick” G. Landis
Date of Birth
August 9, 1950
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 21, 2021
Ashland, Nebraska
Visitation Directions

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*Face coverings required for attendance.

Memorial Service

A service will be held at a later date.


Covenant Cedars Bible Camp, Cobra, Nebraska Freeflighters and Bellevue RC Aeronautic Modelers

Richard “Rick” G. Landis, 70, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his home in Ashland, NE.  He was born August 9, 1950 in Omaha, NE to George and Lois (Donaldson) Landis.  Rick graduated from Omaha Central High School and attended University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  On June 18, 1994, he was married to Kathy Richter in Nemaha, NE.  Rick worked for UNL on the East campus in the soil testing lab for several years until the department was closed.

Rick enjoyed vintage automobiles, remote control airplanes, flying kites, music, reading and writing.  He was very artistic, and he had a passion to continue to learn.  Rick was active with Cobra, Nebraska Freeflighters and Bellevue RC Aeronautic Modelers.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathy Landis; sister, Judy (Richard) Forsman; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lois Landis.

Condolences for Richard “Rick” G. Landis
  1. Pat Frederiksen
    • January 22, 2021 - 4 months ago

    My deepest sympathies. He was such a nice and supportive man. Let your friends and family help you heal. Sending you positive thoughts and energy.

  2. Carol Siedell
    • January 24, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Kathy, we are incredibly sorry for your loss. It seems like you and Rick fit into each other’s lives really well.

    Carol and Tom Siedell
    Santa Fe. NM
    Tom is Mike’s younger brother

  3. Carol Allender
    • January 24, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all… Rick was just a joy to be with, a wonderful soul.

  4. Eric Donaldson
    • January 24, 2021 - 4 months ago

    You are in our prayers Kathy. I just found some pictures of “Ricky” (as we cousins knew him) last week while going through boxes of my folks’ stuff. We lived just a few blocks away from the Landis family in Omaha when I was 3-4 years old, and I looked up to Ricky and enjoyed the times we spent at their house (especially Saturday morning waffles).

  5. Marlys Penne
    • January 24, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Judy, I am so very sorry to hear of Rick’s death. I just saw it in the obituaries. You have my deepest sympathies. I will give you some time and then give you a call.

    Kathy, I have never met you but you have my sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband.

  6. Carol Eckhardt
    • January 24, 2021 - 4 months ago

    I was so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing and remembering the Landis cousins reunion he and Kathy attended with us here in Wyoming. I was so pleased to have you come. May you be comforted with many happy memories.

  7. LuAnn Gerig Sandy
    • January 25, 2021 - 4 months ago

    To Kathy and the Forsman family: am so sorry for your loss. I found Rick to be kind and fun loving. Never forget the time we went out for pizza and he left the money at home.

  8. Denise Becker
    • January 25, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Kathy, my heart goes out to you. So sorry for your loss and glad to have known Rick. He was such a nice man. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

  9. Ann Donaldson Hazen
    • January 25, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Sending my love and prayers to you, Kathy, and all Rick’s dear ones. I have some dear memories of my childhood in Omaha and Boone, playing with my cousin Rick and friends.

  10. Amy and Bob Kerby
    • January 25, 2021 - 4 months ago

    Kathy, you are in our prayers, so sorry in Rick’s passing…Rick was such a sweet, patient, wonderful and kind hearted soul with a great smile! He will be cherished and missed always and remain at home in the hearts of all he’s met.

  11. Jody Erkman Distefano
    • February 12, 2021 - 3 months ago

    Kathy, Judy and family,
    Apologies for the late sympathies, just reading some old papers.
    Rick is always in the vision of my childhood and life on Hascall Street. He was so very nice and polite. Always kind. He was raised by two amazingly kind people so how could he be anything else. Will never forget the tennis games which were a constant chatter on both sides of “sorry, sorry, sorry” Never fails to make me smile.
    My connection to your childhood continues since my daughter is friends with the current owners.
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    I will be thinking of you in the weeks and months ahead as you navigate this difficult path.

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