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Irwin Carl Landerholm ’46

Irwin Carl Landerholm ’46, June 19, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington. Irwin studied at Reed for a year and half before enlisting in the air force in World War II. He returned to the college for a semester after the war and completed his undergraduate degree at Washington State University. He then attended the University of Oregon Law School, where he met Dovy, also a law student, whom he married in 1951. They raised two sons and two daughters. Irwin practiced as an attorney in Vancouver for 50 years and was a devoted member of the Vancouver First United Methodist Church. He volunteered as a Rotarian, assisted school children with reading, and helped form the Vancouver Counseling Center. He was a board member of both the Southwest Washington Community Foundation and the library. He worked on the Citizen Steering Committee, supporting efforts to bring a four-year university to Vancouver. In addition, he kept a daily diary and enjoyed reciting poetry, reading, singing, studying history, and learning new things. He played tennis, did bird watching and yard work, and also made time for his friends and for outdoor recreation and travel. Survivors include his wife and children, 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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