Douglas Landis

Douglas Landis

Friday, November 24th, 1939 - Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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Douglas D. “Doug” Landis, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at his home.

A private Celebration of Life Service will be held for Doug’s family. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Park Ln, St. Joseph, MI 49085, or Peace Lutheran Church, 3590 Lincoln Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Doug was born on November 24, 1939, to Claude & Helen (Rowe) Landis in Lansing, MI. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1958. On June 25, 1966, Doug married the love of his life, Sandra Diamond. Together they owned the golf shop at the former Wyndwicke Golf Course, followed by Landis Clothing Company. Throughout his career he spent more than 5 decades working on State Street in St. Joseph. He enjoyed greeting the public as they came downtown St. Joe. He loved people, and had quite the knack for making men look good in their new clothes. His family jokingly called him “Mayor”, because they could never go anywhere in the area where he didn’t know someone. Being seated at a restaurant was a long process since he had to stop at seven table to say “hello”. Doug loved golfing and was a proud member of Berrien Hills Country Club. He was also actively involved in Ducks Unlimited, raising money for the conservation of our nation’s wetlands. He enjoyed taking trips to Canada, Maryland, Southern Illinois, and day trips to Kalamazoo to spend his leisure time in a hunting blind hunting ducks and geese. He was also a proud founding member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Doug is survived by his children, David (Shannon) Landis of Portage, MI, and Shelly (James) Penney of Decatur, GA; and grandchildren, Delaney, Carter, Vaughn and Lily.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Helen; wife, Sandra; and siblings, Larry & Linda.
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Alan Workinger

Posted at 06:35am
Doug, I will miss seeing your smiling face very time we crossed paths. I have so many stories about the two of us enjoying the "South side of B.H." when we were kids. Our friendship spanned over 70 years. If anyone in your family is interested in some great stories, they are welcome to talk with me. Don't worry Doug, I will keep some of the wild ones our secret.

Rest in peace good buddy, I'll be joining you one day.

Al Workinger.


Jeff Yircott

Posted at 03:09pm
Doug was truly a man born into his calling. I first met Doug when he managed the men's department at Blake's-so long ago that our parents had charge accounts and we youngsters could take clothing home "for approval." A few years later I was lucky enough to work there myself during college Christmas breaks. It was always enjoyable to talk to Doug at the Spartan's Steak and Suds outings all those years later. I doubt Doug ever forgot a name or a face. Sincere condolences to David, Shelly and their families.

Carole Penney

Posted at 11:57am
So sad to lose a really good friend. Doug was a true gentleman. Whenever you met him he would always make you feel so comfortable and welcome. He will be sadly missed and St. Jo will not be the same for us without Sandy and Doug. We will remember the family gatherings with fondness and love. Carole & Denny Penney

Janice Fischer

Posted at 09:35am
My love and prayers go to David, Shannon, Shelly, James and children. The loss of both your parents in such a short time is unbelievable. Bob and I were so fortunate to have been in business with them for so many reasons. Both were kind, caring, honest loving spirits that made our lives and business better. They will be greatly missed on so many levels.
You all have examples of how life should be lived. Such a legacy they have left for us.
Jan Fischer

Michael Bliss

Posted at 04:24am
Heather & I, our kids, Nick & Sandy have
fond memories of Doug & Sandy when they would stay with us at the White House in Sea Grove beach.
Dougies feet got so sun burned
We love you💕 and miss you both,
Nick & Sandy
Jeremy & Terri
Mike & Heather
& the kiddies...

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