Aug. 16, 1921 - March 6, 2010
Carl Landoni, 89, passed away peacefully in his house March 6.
Carl was born in Walla Walla on Aug. 16, 1921, where he grew up and helped work the family farm with his "Mom and Pop" sister and four brothers, until he left to serve his country during WWII from 1942-1945.
He met Ruth (Wurst) Landoni at a dance while he was stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey. It was love at first sight. After the war, they married and returned to Walla Walla to begin their lives together.
Carl was devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, who put family above all else. He was a good friend and neighbor. Always there to lend a helping hand.
He retired from the Walla Walla Water Dept. after more than 30 years. He was also a volunteer fireman for many years. He enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting and the many and memorable family vacations.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, of 56 years, sister Josephine, and brother Pete.
He is survived by his daughters, Ruth Alderman, Terry Landoni and Kathy Landoni; grandson Joe Alderman; granddaughter Salinas Holcomb; great-grandchildren Jo E and Cameron; brothers Tony, Dutch and Lawrence.
Carl will be laid to rest March 13, 2010, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests.
Contributions may be made to the Walla Walla VA.