Clement McElroy “Whoopie” Landis

Clement McElroy “Whoopie” Landis


June 29, 1929 - May 9, 2019

Clement McElroy “Whoopie” Landis, 89, of Nebraska City, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Ambassador Nebraska City. Whoopie was born June 29, 1929, in Nebraska City to Clement Millar Landis and Mildred Doris (McElroy) Landis.

He is survived by his daughters, Diana Lynn Landis, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Karen (Gene) Hand, Lincoln. Grandchildren: Gregory Gene (Deanna Kuhn) Hand, Omaha, and Kama Marie Hand (Chris) Bedient. Lincoln. Great-grandchildren: Tayler and Avery Hand of Omaha and Kaiden, Blayke, Hannah, Paxton and Kolbe Bedient of Lincoln; sister Norma (Dave) Thompson, Grand Prairie, Texas; sister-in-law Dr. Judith K. Stoewe, Omaha; brother-in-law William Zastera , Omaha; and special girlfriend and companion, Mary Kellogg, Nebraska City; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife; parents, Clement and Mildred Landis: sisters-in-law: Betty Zastera, Margaret (Alan) Schuster.

Funeral Service was held at St Mary's Episcopal Church, 116 S 9th Street, Nebraska City on Monday, May 13, at 10:30 am. Memorials may be given in memory of Whoopie to the St. Mary's Episcopal Church or the Nebraska City Fire Fighters Museum.

Messages of condolences can be sent to Peterson Mortuary, 111 N 11th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or on our website or emailed to

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