Samuel Tyrone Landis

April 5, 1972August 3, 2018
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Samuel Landis (Ty), 46 of Lighthouse Point, Florida passed away on August 3, 2018. He was born on April 5, 1972 in Elgin, Il. Ty worked in the construction industry his entire life, starting as a laborer, operating engineer, supervisor and excelled to owning his own trucking firm and demolition company.

Ty was always an easy going, fun loving, everyone wanted to know him, kind of man, he was compassionate and fearless. Ty was also very passionate about rescuing dogs. He loved fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, working and picking on his sister Alison. Most of all his love for his family out shined everything else.

He is survived by his daughter, Madison Mae Landis, his mother, Judith Binz Landis, his sister, Alison Landis Armeli (Vincent), and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, and Ty would not be Ty without Robin Thommes and Keith Herman being in his life. He was predeceased by his father David Carl Landis and step-father David Lee Kanzler.

Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, August 10th, 2018 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018 9:30am at St Ambrose Catholic Church, 380 S Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Ty will be laid to rest in Cary, Illinois next to his step-father David Kanzler.

Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm at Mill Creek Banquets, 333 W Mill St, Wauconda, IL, 60084. Phone number: 847-526-0950. Burial services will be held Saturday, August 18th, 2018 10:00 am at Windridge Memorial Park, 7014 S Rawson Bridge Rd, Cary, IL 60013. Phone number 847-462-4590.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dog Project, Inc, in memory of Samuel Tyrone Landis.


  • Madison Mae Landis, Daughter
  • Judith Anne Binz Landis, Mother
  • Alison (Vincent) Landis Armeli, Sister


  • Memorial Gathering

    Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 11, 2018


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Dominick Marzano

September 11, 2018


I miss Ty very much. I know we all do.
Ty was very special.. He always wanted to make everyone laugh and smile.
He was always concerned about other peoples feelings... This always stood out to me about Ty... I still think about this all the time when I think of Ty, which is everyday.
He was concerned about not hurting other people and about making others happy.
Ty could light up a room.
I believe we all stand before the Lord sooner or later. The most important thing we can do is love each other.
Please send my love to Judy, Alison and Madison.

Dominick Marzano

Jim Briscoe

August 11, 2018

When I met Ty, he was right out of high school and got a job running a scraper on my job. From the first day, I knew we would be friends. What a kind, caring person, always wanting to make people around him laugh. Not sure what happened, if he went on to college or moved but i lost contact with hin until recently when just like before, he showed up on my job again and we picked up right where we left off. Almost the same Ty but with a few changes, he grew into loving father and I have heard many stories of his beautiful daughter, whom he loved so so much. He also took on rescuing puppies, which I found easy to believe knowing Ty. This world lost so much when they lost Ty, those of us who were lucky enough to know him, lost much more. You will be missed my friend.

Bonnie Scott

August 11, 2018

So young, so soon! So sorry for the family & friends, I am sure he had many furbabies waiting for him with wagging tails. RIP

Diane Dodich

August 10, 2018

We will always remember Ty with a smile on his face and warmth in his heart. We have fond memories of him from first meeting him in 2002 until the last time we saw him and shared a laugh in June.

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of his loved ones at this difficult time.

Dave, Diane, Camie, and Shane Dodich

Rudy Pages

August 9, 2018

I was touched by the news of the passing of Mr. Landis. Witnessing the accident will be an image which will stay with me for the rest of my life. While the extent of my personal interaction with him was limited to a brief conversation a few minutes before the accident, I got a sense he loved life and what he was doing at that moment. May he rest in peace and God bless his family.

Gary Butler

August 8, 2018

I had the privilege to work with Ty years ago. Fun loving & a hoot to work with. He will always be in my memories. The World was a happier place with him !

Cynthia Sturmer

August 8, 2018

Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you and praying for you. Cynthia and Matt Sturmer

Frederic and Steffi Culleton

August 7, 2018

You will be greatly missed
I feel so sorry that you won’t be around to see your family grow
But, you will be leaving the rest of us with great memories
Hard to believe you are gone !
Your Friends Always
Fred and Steffi

Gail Guerber

August 7, 2018

Dear Judy, Madison, Allison and Vinnie,

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.....
There are no appropriate words that I could ever write or say.
Except that my heart is heavy and I too grieve with and for all of you during your great and unexpected loss.
I am ever so Thankful that I was able to visit with and share a meal with Ty at Dustin & Caitlyn's wedding.
As always, he was the life at our table. I will treasure that time in my heart.
It was privilege to know and watch Ty grow into the beautiful fun-loving man he had become.
We will continue to have you in our Prayers.

Isaiah 40:28-31 New International Version (NIV)
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Sending Love and Deepest Sympathy,
Gail and Chuck Guerber

Heidi Hackler (Estlund)

August 7, 2018

Landis Family,

So sorry for your loss. Ty will be missed by all. (WHS Class of 90)