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John Land

August 28, 1937 — July 1, 2015


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 he 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, IA, and Dede Segovia of Kahoka, MO; 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, IA and Kira and Gavin Stark of Kahoka, MO; six great-grandchildren: Jacquie of Pomona, CA, Ava and Isabella of Riverside, CA, and 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, IA, and Carole (Mrs. Jon) Olson of Urbandale, IA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wendell Shaner of Stronghurst, IL and Connie Land of Revere, MO; as well as 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 was a hard worker and enjoyed working all of the time. He loved to farm and plant garden. He was an expert bowler, having bowled at least one 300 game and winning many trophies. He had the distinction of beating Roy Rogers at a tournament in Las Vegas. 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 in Kahoka with words of comfort by Mrs. Athena Duncan. Burial with military honors followed in the Revere Cemetery.

Friends called between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday at Wilson Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday with family receiving friends from noon until time of services at 2 p.m.

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