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Dr. Eugene John Landry, 1925-2020

Dr. Eugene John Landry, 94, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at the Palm Gardens of Winter Haven.

He was born April 14, 1925 in Dexter, ME to the late Louis and Olivine Landry; he came here from Moline, IL in 2000. He was a retired surgeon and served as a deacon at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winter Haven. Dr. Landry was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a medic under George Patton. He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Catholic Foresters, Knights of Columbus, American Medical Association, Rotary International, Kiwanis and Elk's Club. He also served as president of the Library Board of Moline, IL and a retired chaplain with the U.S. Air Force.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ann Landry in 2011. Survivors include his daughter, Dr. Michelle Palmer (Troy) of Anaheim, CA; sons, Dr. John M. Landry (Margie) of Lake Worth and Tim Landry of Lake Wales; and two grandchildren, Dr. Marissa Palmer and John Carlos Landry.

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winter Haven with Bishop John Noonan officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. For those who wish, donations may be sent to St. Joseph's Memorial Fund (532 Avenue M, NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881).


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