Douglas Todd Landon, 49
Douglas Todd Landon was born November 7, 1973, to Dennis Landon and Joyce (Miller) Landon in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. He passed away suddenly and peacefully into his new heavenly home on March 20, 2023 at the age of 49, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Doug attended Clinton and Pattengill Elementary schools, then Tappan Middle School and Pioneer High
School, graduating in 1992. He attended Bowling Green State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in May 1997. At Bowling Green State University he had a football scholarship and was a member of a Division I football team (MAC and Las Vegas Bowl Champions in 1992).
After attending Bowling Green State University he went on to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, New York, earning a Juris Doctor Degree in June 2000. He practiced law with firms in Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan, New York, and Phoenix, Arizona. He had passed the bars in Michigan, New York, and New Jersey.
He went on various mission trips with his youth group as well as later on in his life in which he quietly served the underserved. He really enjoyed these trips. Not only was he an academic, but he thoroughly enjoyed participating in sports of all varieties: soccer, basketball, football, skiing, tennis, kayaking, glow disc golf, and he ran 12 miles every other day. He really believed in conditioning and exercise. He also really enjoyed playing card games and is very good at it.
Doug loved viewing sports on TV…he was really into March Madness when he passed away. Also, he would ask his parents to watch CrossFit with him. One of the activities was that participants lifted weights at the highest possible level. His parents reaction was that it looked like pure torture!
He took time to be with the Lord each day. He read through the Bible several times and was currently
reading through the Bible again at the time of his death. His steadfast faith was evident throughout his life. He was a very supportive friend to his family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by an older brother, Jeffrey Scott Landon, in April 2002. He adored his older
brother and the loss of Jeff was very difficult for him to bear. He would later say, "I still do feel him with me.” He has a younger sister, Jennifer (Landon) LeRoy and two nephews, Jacob LeRoy, age 17, and Alex Leroy, age 14. He was very close to his sister and nephews. They often played tennis and card games together.
His sweet countenance and his bright smile and hearty laughter will be missed. Doug will forever remain our treasure.
We dont understand the early deaths of either of our sons, but we choose to trust in our God regardless of the circumstances we face. He is sovereign. We have a wonderful Lord and Savior that we serve.
In accordance with the way Doug lived his life serving others, and living a clean lifestyle, most of his organs were able to be donated through Gift of Life Michigan. We are very grateful for this.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Nie Family Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty Road,
Ann Arbor, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Trinity Church, 10101 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, at 11:00 am. Family and friends are welcome to begin gathering at 10:00 am.
Doug will be buried next to his brother, Jeff, at the Kidron Mennonite Church Cemetery in Kidron, Ohio on Monday, March 27, 2023. They were so close in life and now they rest together.