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Phyllis Landers 07/29/2011

Phyllis Landers, of River Falls, Wisconsin, died in her home on July 29th.   Phyllis recently moved to River Falls, but is a long time resident of New Jersey.  Formally Phyllis Geis, she was born in New York City on September 25, 1920 to English and Dutch immigrants and lived there until her marriage in 1944.  The marriage ended in divorce in 1962.  Phyllis never remarried and worked 30 years as a legal secretary in New Brunswick, NJ while raising 3 sons.  She was a leader in many social organizations, loved the Jersey shore and played a mean game of Scrabble.  Phyllis is preceded in death by her sons, Jerry and Jim Landers.  She is survived by her son Rett Landers of Hudson, WI and his wife Cindy Landers and their children Allison Landers Stewart of Minneapolis, MN and Ashley Landers of Menomonie, WI; grandchildren Stephanie Landers of Plainsboro, NJ and Christopher Landers of Ft. Collins, CO and his son Owen; her sister Violet Milazzo of Bloomfield, NJ.  A gathering of friends and family in Phyllis’s honor was held at the home of Rett and Cindy Landers in Hudson, WI on Wednesday, August 10th between 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Private cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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