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Obituary: Landes, Robert Max

Age 89

LANDES, Robert Max March 25, 1925 - May 7, 2014 Max was born in Wichita, KS and later came to Bayview, ID, then moved to Coeur d’Alene, ID. He proudly served his country in WWII as a part of the 381st Bombardment Group as a tail gunner in a B17. On February 3, 1945, he was shot down over Germany and spent the remainder of the war as a POW. He returned to Coeur d’Alene, ID, where he met and married Winona Galloway. They later settled in Spokane Valley, WA, and raised their three children. In 1962, Max, with the help of his brother-in-law Willis Kirkpatrick, started Dishman Dodge. He continued to be a part of the local automobile business until he started his own lot, North Division Auto, which later moved and became Max Auto Sales. He enjoyed sailing, playing golf, traveling, and spending his winters in Mesa, AZ. He is preceded in death by his wives, Winona and Donna; son, Jeffrey Max; and sister, Betty Hall. He is survived by his brother, Donald; daughter’s, Mardi and Meg (Bill Good); daughter in-law, Christine; grandchildren, Amanda (Rosler), Christopher (Phifer), Maxwell, and Amber. No services per his request. If you wish, please donate to the charity of your choice in his honor.


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