Michael Dale Landing, 65 unexpectedly passed away on May 3rd, 2018.

Mike was born in Ashland, Ore. on January 11th, 1953 to Dale and Doreen Landing, and moved to Eureka at the age of two. Those who knew Mike knew he was an amazing father, friend and co-worker. Mike worked for Sysco Foods of Sacramento for 41 years, where he made lifelong friendships with his customers and co-workers throughout Eureka, Willow Creek, Weaverville and Hayfork.

When Mike was not working he was an avid fisherman, hunter, and well known for his burnouts in his ‘57 Chevy. Since an early age Mike enjoyed hunting in places like Wyoming, Idaho, and the Trinity Alps. One of Mike’s favorite hunting trips was to Idaho, where he shot the largest moose of his life. At an early age Mike fell in love with fishing and spent the later part of his years fishing with one of his closest friends, Steve Eskra, on his boat catching salmon and halibut. These fishing trips were near and dear to Mike’s heart and some of the happiest times he talked about.

Mike’s true love and passion were his three children, Amy, Krista, and Matt. Mike enjoyed attending the kids sporting events, traveling with his children during the summers, and spending time with his life long best friends Michael Marks and Dean Hamblin. Mike is survived by his children Amy Landing (Michael Cyphers), Krista Ranstrom (Shane), and Mathew Landing; mother Doreen Landing, sister Marla Landing (Charlie Bassett), and brother Gregg Landing; nephews Jack Senicola and Dale Landing; grandchildren Gannon and Taylor Cyphers, and Grandpuppies Tiko and Chinook; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Dale Landing, maternal grandparents Theodore and Ina Wenaus, paternal grandparents Frank and Bessie Landing, and aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

A memorial and celebration of life will be held at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503 June 2, 2018 at 12 p.m. Those who knew Mike know he would want cheers not tears, so bring your favorite Mike Landing story and come celebrate the life of a legend.


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