VeteranRick Land

Rick Land, 46, of Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Macomb, died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2001, at his residence.

He was born June 17, 1954, in Shelbyville, Ind., the son of Dick and Pauline Hardesty Land. He married Victoria Pannell on Dec. 1, 1984, in Macomb. She survives.

Also surviving are his father of Macomb; two daughters, Cheyenna Land and Myriah Land, both at home; and one sister, Paula (and Randall) Moore of rural Colchester.

His mother preceded him in death.

He was an Army veteran, serving with the Military Police from 1972-1975 and from 1985-1988. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1921 and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

He received a bachelor's degree in health education from Western Illinois University in 1981.

He was an instructor at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan., since 1996. He was chief court services officer for the 21st Judicial District in Manhattan since 1988. He also had been a correctional specialist for the Shawnee County Dept. of Corrections in Topeka, Kan.

He was director of the truancy alternatives programs at Macomb Unit School Dist. 185 from 1982-1984. He also was head football coach at VIT Junior/Senior High School in Table Grove from 1982-1984.

He previously had coached football at Astoria and Macomb high schools and basketball at Industry Junior/Senior High.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Macomb with Rev. Paul Ausherman officiating. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 6 and his VFW post.

Memorials may be made to the Rick Land Memorial Fund, in care of Commerce Bank, 727 Poyntz St., Manhattan, KS 66502.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/28/2001

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