Michael Donald Landsness

Michael Donald Landsness, son of Terry and Shawna Landsness-Shelby, was born on January 29, 1987 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He passed away in a tragic auto accident on April 24, 2024 in Lawrence, Kansas at the age of 37.

Michael attended and graduated from high school in Lawrence, Kansas. Afterwards he attended WTI in Topeka and was certified in HVAC. He worked in various capacities in the construction industry and as a cook.

His passions were cooking, KU athletics and his beloved Chiefs. He loved going to the park with his children, and cookouts with family and friends.

He is survived by his parents, grandparents Connie & Charles VanNess, and Glenda Shelby, his children Kaiyah, Gracen, and Kansas, and his stepsons Quailan, Blake, and Silas.

A visitation will be Monday, May 6, 2024 at 6pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorial services will be Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10am at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A luncheon will follow at 12pm at Spring Hill Suites Marriot in the Naismith Ballroom.

Messages & Condolences

From Roxie Jones,Todd...

You sure are going to be missed Mikey. I wish you could of stayed longer. The north lawrence crowd. RIP Utill we meet again

From Greg M...

Sorry for your loss. My heart knows the pain but your pain is worse than mine and I truly feel for your struggle right now as his parents. Just giving respect

From Jennifer Reser...

My condolences on your loss and sending prayers of strength, comfort and peace for all the families.

From Gloria Souza...

God speed Michael into your hands and comfort all of his family and friends. Rest in Heavenly Peace Michael.

From Larissa and Harvey Luke III...

I love ya Mikey u we’re not only my cousin but my friend! Get ya wings and fly high! I love u Terry and Shauna may God bless your healing and heart! Harvey and Larissa

From Shannan mccawley...

My heart hurts for your family, I know his mom was his very best friend, Shawna I love you friend im so sorry for your loss, Michael was a very loving young man and touched the lives of so so many. I’ll hold on to our lady conversation and voice messages dearly. RIH Michael

From Laura Herde...

Your passing has left emptiness in so many people, our friendship is something i will forever cherish the memories will forever play in my head. Rest in Heaven my dear friend…

From Candy Patterson, the Harvey, Byers, Green families!!...

I’m truly speechless ,honey Our family is here for today and always!! We are just a phone call away…. I love and am praying for you Terry and all the babies!!!

From Matt Chappell...

Deepest condolences to Matt and the Landsness family. Wishing your family all the best.

From Janet Kissinger...

I am so sad about Michael, words don’t convey my sorrow. My thoughts are with you as well as my prayers.

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