Fred H. Landsberger

EAST PALESTINE – Fred H. Landsberger, 91, of East Palestine, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Community Hospital.

Born Nov. 10, 1921, in Unity, he was the son of the late William F. and Edna J. (Pike) Landsberger.

Mr. Landsberger was a self-employed milk hauler for 38 years. He had also worked for the former Herriott Trucking in service maintenance for 13 years and at NRM Corporation. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He had also served as a volunteer fireman on the former Unity Fire Department.

His wife, the former, Ruth I. Baun, whom he married June 19, 1948, died Jan. 9, 1990.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Cooper of East Palestine and Helen Colwell of Distant, Pa.; three sons, Harry F. Landsberger of Darlington, Pa., J. Dale Landsberger of Bessemer, Pa., and Edward A. Landsberger of Distant, Pa.; four sisters, Louise A. Yacullo of Columbiana, Virginia I. Artrip of Rogers, Margaret Stratton of Greer, S.C., and Evelyn Bailey of East Palestine; two brothers, Edward J. Landsberger of Lisbon and Elvie Landsberger of New Springfield; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Penny J. Landsberger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Palestine where the Benjamin Firestone Post will accord military honors.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home in East Palestine.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association. Sign the guest register and send condolences to the family at