116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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LANDY GORDON WALLER III
Landy Gordon Waller III, 70, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away following a short illness on Feb. 4, 2021. Homegoing services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. The family asks everyone attending to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
He was born May 14, 1950, to Magnolia Waller and Landy Gordon Waller II in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Those close to Landy knew he loved playing cards, going to the casino and watching any and all sports. Landy also cherished time spent with his close friends and family.
Landy was a graduate of Washington High School in Cedar Rapids and was a standout athlete in several sports, including football, track and field and wrestling. He attended the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), where he was an All-American wrestler. During his athletic career, Landy received numerous athletic accolades, including his induction into the WHS Hall of Fame and the UNO Hall of Fame.
Landy is survived by all of his five children, Deatra (Doug) Waller-Norem, Landy Waller IV, Lydale Waller, Adrian Arrington and LaNeisha Waller. Landy had nine grandchildren, Marco Waller, Mario Waller, Amarri Waller, Logan Clark, Leyton Waller, LeQueal Waller, Lyace Dawson, Dominic Arrington and Zoela Arrington. He also had one great-grandchild, Reid Waller.
Landy was preceded in death by both parents; stepfather, Charles Fields; and brothers, Karl Waller and Ralph Becicka.
Landy is also survived by his sisters, Paulette (James) Clark and Delores Davis; sister-in-law, Delores Becicka; and brother, Olen (Lisa) Gibson. Landy also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, as well as dear friends, Lawrence (Joe Rob) Robinson and Dr. Rueben Demous, all of whom he loved dearly.
Donations can be made to Landy's memorial fund at www.gofundme.com/f/landy-g-waller-iii-memorial-fund, or by check (made out to the "Landy Waller Memorial Fund") and sent to: Veridian Credit Union, Attn: Financial Services, 1827 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo, IA 50701.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.