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June 06th, 2020

ULYSSES – David “Bud” L. Landes, 90, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Western Prairie Senior Living in Ulysses. 

He was born March 26, 1929 to Ora L. and Muriel (Knowlton) Landes in Dodge City. He was raised in a foster home by the Jhon and Elizabeth Hessman family.

He married Martha Jane Knox Sept. 4, 1953, in Kingman. She survives.

He attended grade school in Dodge City.    

While serving in the United States Army he worked as a mechanic, and also drove more than 60,000 miles in Italy, retrieving military tanks left over from World War II.   He was honorably discharged in 1950. 

He worked as mechanic, welder, over-the-road truck driver, and owned and operated a stump-grinding business.

Survivors also include daughter, Tina Schmidt, Garfield; son, Mark, Beaverton, Ore.; sister, Anna Robertson, Missouri; 11 grandchildren,;and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; foster parents; daughter, Patricia Beardsley; and two great-grandsons.

• Memorial services will take place at a later date. 

Burial will take place at Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery in Fort Dodge. 

Memorials are suggested to the Country View Baptist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS  67880. 

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