Aaron Lawrence Landenberger

Aaron WebAaron Lawrence Landenberger, of League City, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his home in League City, Texas at the age of 35. He was born on August 20, 1979 in Lansing, Michigan to Paul and Sally Landenberger. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM where he graduated from El Dorado High School. He attended Texas Tech University, and in 2003, he received his commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country for over 10 years before he retired as a Major. He was an active member of Bay Harbour United Methodist Church where he was baptized in the faith. Aaron was preceded in death by his father Paul, maternal grandparents Irving and Esther Zlotnick, and paternal grandparents Howard and Elizabeth Landenberger, and father-in-law Bill Norris. He is survived by his wife Laura, sons Trent and Drew, mother Sally and stepfather Dennis Rowley, step-sister Jennifer Rowley and husband Jude Baca and their sons Kodiak and Jaxson, mother-in-law Ann Norris, sister-in-law Traci McCauley and husband John and their son Carson, grandmother-in-law Loretta Coxsey, Goddaughter Mackenzie Plunkett, and countless other loving family and friends. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 11:00am with visitation and viewing before at 10:00am at Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Road, Baytown, TX 77520. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.


  1. Ann and Family we are sadden with you with the passing of AAron. No words can express our sorrow . We remember you in prayer and lift you up to the heavenly Father for comfort during this time. Our love, Travis and Bobbie Mills, Bethel Baptist Church, Celina, TX

    Travis and Bobbie Mills
  2. Laura and entire family, I was so very saddened to learn of Aaron’s passing. Aaron was a wonderful friend to many, gracious husband and adored father. Aaron will be missed by many but never forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you all, Sincerely, Kemp Willard.

    Kemp Willard
  3. Aaron left such an incredible mark on this earth and continues to inspire and touch so many lives. We are so sorry for your loss of such an incredible man. Sending our love and prayers. Xoxo

  4. Aaron fought a hard battle and, Laura, Bob and I were always impressed by your strength and love. We are very saddened for you and the boys and will keep you in our prayers.i know the last five years were very difficult but were also a gift and an opportunity to reach peace and acceptance and know when it was time to stop fighting.

    Bob and Suzi Jensen
  5. Dear Laura, Trent, Drew and extended family,
    We are holding you close in our prayers and thoughts. Aaron was a loving and gracious man. He was blessed to have the support of a grace filled family. We will pray for peace and healing for all of you.
    with love,
    John and Lisa Westfall

    Lisa and John Westfall
  6. It was a true honor knowing Aaron when we were neighbors in SSH and our daughter Kendall and Trent were good friends. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. From all of the Kerrs: Don, Tammy, Shane, Kelsey, Cody, MacKenzie, and Kendall, we send our prayers to all of you. We were truly blessed to have know Aaron.

    Don Kerr
  7. It was an honor and blessing to have Aaron as a team member in the DoD Payloads Office at JSC for several years, both as an Active Duty USAF Officer and more recently as a civilian member of our team. Not only was he a devoted husband and father, but he was devoted to the duty and mission of the USAF and the DoD. His hard work and devotion to duty lead to many DoD payloads flown on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Despite his struggles he always had a smile on his face and an eagerness to help his fellow team members. The way he lived his life was an inspiration to us all. We all miss him dearly and know he is in a more peaceful place. We pray to God for Aaron, Laura, Trent, Drew, his family and friends for peace and happiness.

    Craig and Connie Lamb
  8. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved Aaron. He was a gracious husband, son and father. May his memory be eternal.

    Connie Tilgner
  9. Our deepest sympathies to the Landenberger family. Aaron was a cherished friend and colleague. He will be deeply missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cheryl Nickerson, Jennifer Barrila, Rebecca Forsyth, Richard Davis, Mark Ott

    Cheryl Nickerson
  10. Laura, you and Aaron are two of my oldest and best friends. While my heart is breaking, I can’t help but look back and smile on all the wonderful times and laughs we’ve shared. I will cherish them always. Words cannot begin to express how grateful I am for that.

    While Aaron’s death is very, very sad it is not a tragedy due to the way Aaron lived. He spread his warmth, his kindness, his friendship, and his laughter with everyone he came in contact with – leaving all of our lives better. As a result his light will not soon fade from this world. Being able to call Aaron my friend is one of the greatest honors of my life.

    Aaron I love you and will miss you everyday until I see you again. When I do, the first thing I will do is give you a hug and say “Eutaw.”

    Conly F. Gevecker
  11. It was an incredible honor to both work and get to know Aaron on a personal level. Aaron was such a positive, upbeat, charismatic, spiritual person that you could not help but love him. He pressed on, even through difficult times. His personal drive was amazing and he will forever be an inspiration to me.

    Wishing peace and love to the family as they deal with his passing. I know he has left an everlasting legacy of love for you.

    Warm regards,
    Donna Carlton

    Donna Carlton
  12. Dear Laura, Trent, Drew and extended family,
    It is tragic and heartbreaking to know that Aaron is no longer with us. He was indeed a fighter and his disease did not win over him. He will remain an example of endurance and spirit that inspired all of us. May God be with you in this hour of grief.
    Please accept my deep condolences for your loss.

    Ana Ciurea, MD
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Dermatology Department

    Ana Ciurea
  13. Laura,
    My prayers are with you & all family/loved ones on today. I’d only worked briefly with your husband on a special antenna project at NASA since last July & his communications were always kind & appreciative, making sure everyone he came in contact with knew their value to him. He will be missed yet always remembered for his kind, loving spirit.

    May God grant you peace that surpasses all understanding, knowing that Aaron is home in his Heavenly Father’s arms, reunited with his lost loved ones. May the memories of the life you built together sustain you until you meet again.

    Continued blessings,
    Minister Sonja Parker

    Sonja Parker
  14. To Aaron ‘ s family, I never me Aaron face-to-face but have followed his journey via Laura. Without a doubt, I can assure you that he left an impact on many lives and a legacy behind. I can only extend my condolences and Thank his wife and children for allowing him to serve our country and allowing me to be a part of their lives. May God embrace those whom are left behind and comfort them.

    Lisa hunt
  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Laura, Trent, Drew, Sally, Dennis, Jennifer and extended family and friends. We are at a loss to express our feelings of Aaron’s passing at such a young age, leaving a young wife and two small boys. It is God’s plan to end his suffering and pain. May you find some peace in knowing he is finally resting and no longer in pain. His life was short, however he managed to accomplish so much during his time with you all.

    Alex and Bert Baca
  16. So sorry to learn about your loss. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Jesus Christ will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death, including your beloved Aaron. (John 11:41-44)

  17. Ann

    So very sorry for your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this time

    Nellie Medlin
  18. Finding any words to describe our emotions is useless because there are none. Aaron (I always called him Lieutenant, Captain, Major or Mister…and he knew why) was more than just a warrior, he was an inspiration to all of us that need to see strength in action on occasion. His spirit continued to fight and through all those who loved him, and who he loved, continues to fight now. Someday this nasty disease will be defeated. And when that day comes, Aaron will have contributed to winning that war! He will always have our love. For Laura, Trent and Drew….he touched a lot of people, us included, and for that I will always be grateful. Our prayers continue for healing for all who knew him, loved him or called him friend.

    David & Linda Hess
  19. Dear Laura, Trent, Drew and extended family,
    Aaron was a great father, husband, and officer. It was a true honor serving with him, not only in the Air Force, but also for the cause of Jesus Christ. He is well missed and will never be forgotten as we move forward in prayers and healing. Please never lose sight of the fact that Aaron won the good fight of faith and now has victory in Christ. I know we will embrace our brother again in the Kingdom and in knowing that, I pray for peace and joy to fill us once more. May that peace and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you always.

    Hernandez Family
  20. Our sincere thoughts are with you and your sweet family. Please know that your Mossman family is here to support you in any way.

    Brenda Sweeney c/o Mossman Elementary
  21. RIP Aaron…you will be missed. Prayers sent for you family.

    Melinda Kimmey
  22. To the Landenberger Family,

    I served with Aaron in LA and found him to be the truest gentleman and an inspirational leader to us all. A leader is missed, but a son, husband, and father will be missed more. I also had a connection to Aaron through his friends at NASA/JSC (Dave Hess and Craig Lamb) and I know what a deep sorrow they feel. Prayers for all of us who feel the loss of his earthly presence–know we will see him again in glory.

    Bo Reese
  23. Laura, I am saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. You and I had PWOC Bible Study together at LA AFB Chapel. I think of you and family often and still have your prayer requests for your hubby in my journal. My heart and prayers go out to you. I will continue to keep you and boys in prayer.

    Eva Cowan

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