Rudy Frank Landauer
Rudolph Frank Landauer, 98, a resident of the Verboort community, died Thursday morning, August 29, 2013 at his home.
Rudy was born on November 23, 1914, in Klamath Falls. He was raised in Ellis, Kansas. His family farmed and endured the dust bowl conditions of the midwest. His family moved to Oregon in 1935, having left Kansas shortly before the infamous "Black Sunday." Rudy was a veteran of the U.S. Army in WW II and received a Purple Heart for his service.
He married Margaret Evers on April 20, 1949, at Verboort. Following their marriage they made their home in the Verboort community, where they have resided since. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this year. Rudy was a member of Visitation Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
During his retirement years, Rudy enjoyed gardening and building wishing wells. When he was not tinkering in his shop or tending to his lawn he could be found bicycling the backroads in Washington County. He received his High School Diploma from Forest Grove High School in 2007 at the age of 92.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Louie; parents, Carl and Minnie; and siblings Stella, Vica, Tina, Henry, Carl and Rosie. He is survived by his brother, Fritz.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, and his six children and their spouses; Celine and Rudy, Ed and Linda, Marv and Pam, Tim and Linda, Renee and Dan, and Mary and Ron. Rudy was known as "Grandpa Tractor" to 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Visitation Catholic School, 4285 NW Visitation Road, Forest Grove, Oregon, 97116.