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Dale died of pneumonia October 26, 2014, at age of 91 in Polk, Wisconsin. He was born October 25, 1923. Dale was a member of the Brethren Church and was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1943 from Danville, Virginia. He was a student at that time. Dale jumped at Missoula during the 1945 season and got six training and three fire jumps. After the war Dale graduated from Bridgewater College in Virginia with degrees in sociology and psychology. He got his Master's from the University of Tennessee and did postgraduate work at The Family Institute of Chicago. He worked with the Dept. of Public Works in Virginia, Child Guidance Clinic in Ohio, Racine Mental Health Clinic in Wisconsin and as a therapist at the Norris Adolescent Center in Mukwonago, Wisconsin before retiring. Dale was later a member of the Methodist Church and committed to his "Stand For Peace" ideals.



Publication Date

December 2014


Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries


Forest Management

Smokejumper Obituary: Landis, Dale E. (Missoula 1945)