Doris Elaine (Freel) Landick

Born: Fri., May 15, 1931
Died: Sun., May 31, 2020

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Doris E. Landick

May 15, 1931 - May 31, 2020

SOUTH BEND, IN - Doris Elaine Landick, 89, of South Bend passed away at 3:01 a.m. Sunday, May 31 in Memorial Hospital following an illness. Mrs. Landick was born May 15, 1931 in South Bend to the late Opal J. (Burgeson) and William Freel and was a lifetime area resident. On June 21, 1952 in South Bend, as Opal J. Freel she married Robert A. Landick who preceded her in death February 22, 1990. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Richard Freel. She is survived by three daughters, Jan Wolff (Dave) of Bainbridge, GA, Judy Oswald of Mishawaka, and Peggy Parker of South Bend; one son, Alan W. Landick of Zionsville, IN; seven grandchildren, Lisa Pesak (Magnus), Karl Pesak, Kari Pesak, Matthew Landick, Melanie Baldini, Nicholas Oswald, and Jason Oswald; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Patricia Jipping of Kansas City, KS, Donna Potter (Thomas) and Vicki Donlon (Joe) both of South Bend.

First and foremost she was a woman of deep faith and had a passionate love for our Heavenly Father. She was a selfless, loving, and kind-hearted woman who loved her family and friends with every ounce of her being. She always saw the good in others and never judged a soul. She was a great cook and was well known for her amazing brownies that were exceptionally tasty. She was a devoted Republican, huge fan of Fox News, and the Fighting Irish. The stories of her past and the love story of her and our grandfather was one of a kind. We are rejoicing that after 30 years she is now reunited with the love of her life. We will all miss our golden gram, graminator, grambo, grandma nay nay, merm, mom, and most of all our rock!

Private family visitation will be held at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. with burial to follow at Southlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fraternal Order of Police #155, 4025 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46628. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Doris's memory to the following organization:

Fraternal Order of Police #155
4025 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46628

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Deb O'Brien
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
So sorry to hear about your mom. I have so many happy memories of our camping trips! I knew she was famous for her brownies, but unfortunately they were "adult food" so I rarely got to taste them. I remember one time when we were camping, Jan and I sneaked a piece and that was the last time. LOL!

   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
I had the pleasure of talking with Mrs. Landick on many occasions...she was always kind, and open hearted, also truly loved her family ….she worshipped her daughters and I have so many memories of back in the day how being a mother it is to let go... but then again today I am a mother, and grandmother and I remember her telling me ...time.. it takes time...I guess she knew a lot more then me as our mothers do..that's what made her special..
Thank you so much.. I know its been a hard time as we grow older.. we never thought we would see ours selves in a place where we nourish and care for our parents..but wow..what a blessing it is to come full circle with life.
Bless you and your family..
Vicky Matheny Winterrowd

Dick & Jeanie Nyerges
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We were fortunate enough to be neighbors for several years. Elaine always had such a positive attitude & always had a smile on her face. Now she will be back with Bob. God bless!