Richard E. Landberg, 90

Published 6:52 am Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Richard E. Landberg, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Comforcare – Good Samaritan Society of Austin.

Richard E. Landberg, 90

Richard Erwin Landberg was born on Aug. 21, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Erick and Lillian (Ryan) Landberg. He attended Boyceville, Wisconsin, High School, graduating in 1946. Richard then went on to college at the Minnesota School of Business. On June 4, 1946, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country until his honorable discharge on March 24, 1948. On Feb. 16, 1951, Richard was united in marriage to Carol Yvonne Tilleson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The couple made their home in Austin, where they raised their four children. Richard worked for Lutheran Mutual Life, now Cuna Mutual of Waverly, Iowa, as a life insurance agent for 32 years. He enjoyed being with family, dancing, fishing and camping. Traveling in their RV was another special pastime for them. He was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Ronald (Diane) Landberg of Willmar, Minnesota, Steven (Sandy) Landberg of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Judith (Jamey) Weichert of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and Sara (Alan) Blumenshein of Austin; 12 grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa) Weichert, Emily (Nathan) Diers, Cassie (David) Liss, Nicholas (Janey) Landberg, Cari (Eric) Landberg-Bulthuis, Timothy Landberg, Stephanie (Robert) Hardwick, Alison Landberg, Michael Landberg, Lindsay Blumenshein, Kayla Blumenshein and Hannah Blumenshein; and 13 great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Landberg, on Sept. 6, 2018; parents, Erick and Lillian Landberg; and one grandson.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Visitation will take place from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Capital Appeal or the American Cancer Society. Services are pre-arranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at