Douglas D. Landis Obituary

Douglas D. “Doug” Landis, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at his home.

A private Celebration of Life Service will be held for Doug’s family. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Park Ln, St. Joseph, MI 49085, or Peace Lutheran Church, 3590 Lincoln Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Doug was born on November 24, 1939, to Claude & Helen (Rowe) Landis in Lansing, MI. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1958. On June 25, 1966, Doug married the love of his life, Sandra Diamond. Together they owned the golf shop at the former Wyndwicke Golf Course, followed by Landis Clothing Company. Throughout his career he spent more than 5 decades working on State Street in St. Joseph. He enjoyed greeting the public as they came downtown St. Joe. He loved people, and had quite the knack for making men look good in their new clothes. His family jokingly called him “Mayor”, because they could never go anywhere in the area where he didn’t know someone. Being seated at a restaurant was a long process since he had to stop at seven table to say “hello”. Doug loved golfing and was a proud member of Berrien Hills Country Club. He was also actively involved in Ducks Unlimited, raising money for the conservation of our nation’s wetlands. He enjoyed taking trips to Canada, Maryland, Southern Illinois, and day trips to Kalamazoo to spend his leisure time in a hunting blind hunting ducks and geese. He was also a proud founding member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Doug is survived by his children, David (Shannon) Landis of Portage, MI, and Shelly (James) Penney of Decatur, GA; and grandchildren, Delaney, Carter, Vaughn and Lily.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Helen; wife, Sandra; and siblings, Larry & Linda.