Jack B. Lander Obituary: Jack B. Lander, heavy equipment supervisor for Spencer Construction Co., died here Monday at the age of 47. A resident of Vancouver his entire life, he lived at 609 NE 184th St., and was born here May 24, 1925. Lander was a member of the Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local 701 in Portland. The Vancouver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the 1 p.m. services Wednesday with burial to follow in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Lander is survived by a son, Jerald Lander of Vancouver; one daughter, Cheryl Lander of Seattle; one brother, Gene C. Lander of Portand; and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Skordahl of Vancouver.
Birth: May 24, 1925
Death: Dec. 11, 1972
FATHER: Bernard Moss Lander (1881 - 1944)
MOTHER: Myrtle Virginia DeYarmon Lander (1884 - 1949)
Jack served in the US Navy in World War II on escort aircraft carriers. The "baby flattops" Jack Lander served on in World War II were made in his hometown of Vancouver, Washington. One ship Jack Lander served on was worked on by his father in law, John Busig, at the Kaiser Shipyards.
On November 22, 1947 in Vancouver, Washington, Jack B. Lander married Ruth Evelyn "Ruthie" Busig b: 19 JUL 1928 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado. They had two children.
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Above, Jack B. Lander and his family, circa 1965
Above, four generations, taken in the middle 1950's probably, taken in front of Charles and Victoria Busig's house at 330 W. Main Street in Sterling, Colorado.
Left to right:
Top row: Charles W. Busig, John Harold Busig, Jack B. Lander
Bottom row: Victoria Catherine Martin Busig, Bertha Mae Barton Busig, Ruthie Evelyn Busig Lander
Lander children in front
Above, Christmas dinner at "Mom" and "Pop" Busig's house, Christmas dinner 1949:
Left to right, faces showing:
Ruthie Evelyn Busig Lander, Jack B. Lander, Bertha Mae Barton "Mom" Busig and with the side of his face showing, Donald G. Helton.
Above, Charles Erwin Barton standing and Jack B. Lander against the car
Left, Memorial Day 2010
Casablanca class aircraft carriers, the type Jack Lander served on, were built at the Vancouver Shipyards: