John V. Land, age 77, of Kahoka, formerly of Revere, MO, passed away early Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka where he had been a resident the past week.
John was born August 28, 1937 in Keokuk, IA, a son of Jesse Edward and Sarah Beghtol Land.
He married Harriet Johnston and to this union Cyndi and Crystal were born. He later married Adelina Segovia and was blessed with Anthony and Nadine “Dede” through this union.
Survivors include his children: Cyndi (Mrs. Roger) Bradford of Apple Valley, CA, Crystal (Jerry) Hodges of Riverside, CA, Anthony (Joanie) Segovia of Fort Madison, and Dede Segovia of Kahoka; nine grandchildren: Jillian (Manuel) Segovia-Bermudez of Pomona, CA, Rachel Hodges of Riverside, CA, Chad (Stephanie) Clawson of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Brent and Shane Clawson, both of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Victor and Vincent Segovia of Fort Madison, and Kira and Gavin Stark of Kahoka; six great grandchildren: Jacquie of Pomona , CA, Ava and Isabella of Riverside, CA, Jaxon and Lyla and Cash, all of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; three sisters: Bonnie (Mrs. John) Stills of Pleasant Hills, IA, Janette Roberts of Fort Madison, and Carole (Mrs. Jon) Olson of Urbandale, IA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wendell Shaner of Strong-hurst, IL and Connie Land of Revere; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jesse Land; and, four sisters, Louise Phillips, Marian Shaner, Barbara Peterson and Dorothy Harwood.
John attended school in Keokuk. He served in the United States Marine Corps from June 23, 1955 until April 7, 1959. He was a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Following his return to the midwest, John was employed by Henkel and later by Dial Corporation from which he retired. He worked hard and all of the time. He loved to farm and plant garden. He was an expert bowler with at least one 300 game, winning many trophies. He had the distinction of beating Roy Rogers at a tournament in LasVegas. He looked forward to spending time with his children and grandchildren
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home with words of comfort by Mrs. Athena Duncan. Special music was “Find Your Wings”, “You Needed Me”, “Country Roads”, “I’ll Always Love You”, and “In the Garden.”
Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Segovia, Josh Verdon, Roberto Candelaria III, Henry Maestro, Mark Land, and Mike Land.
Burial with military honors conducted by Ayer-Boatman Post #4342, V.F.W., Herman Blum Post # 192, and Missouri Military Honors Personnel followed in the Revere Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the family (checks payable to Dede Segovia).
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.
Acknowledgement of Military Service
The members of the United States Marines, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars hereby acknowledge that Comrade John Victor Land served our country for three years nine months, and seventeen days in the United States Marines.
He received an honorable discharge 7 April 1959.
Our comrade joined the staff of the Supreme Commander 1 July 2015. Semper Fi Marine.