Rev. Luke L. Landis

Born: Sat., May 1, 1948
Died: Thu., May 12, 2016


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., May 15, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., May 16, 2016
Location: New Life Assembly of God Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 16, 2016
Location: New Life Assembly of God Church


Mon., May 16, 2016
Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery

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  Rev. Luke L. Landis, 68, of Thompsontown, went home to be with his sweet Jesus on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

     Born May 1, 1948, in Van Wert, he was a son of the late William H. and  Martha C. (Burd) Landis.

     He is survived by his wife, Deborah L. (Drass) Landis, whom he married on Oct. 20, 1967, and shared 48 wonderful years of marriage with;  five children, Luke Landis, Jr. and wife, Sharon, Denise Dreese and companion, Matthew Druckemiller, Jonathan Landis and companion, Jacinda Scott, Rebecca Elsasser and husband, Donald, and Rachel Lightner and husband, Herbert; six siblings, Audrey, David, Ruth Ann, Samuel, Daniel, and Donna; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a very special pug dog named "Misty."

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Jonathan.

     Luke graduated from East Juniata High School in Cocolamus in 1966.

     Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mason tender by Laborers Local #1180.

     He was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church and a licensed minister of Pentecostal Faith Assemblies Inc. of Colonial Beach, Va.

     Luke had a passion for the word of God and shared his faith with everyone. He ministered in word and song in many churches and filled multiple positions over the years, including deacon, worship leader, Sunday school teacher and filling the pulpit wherever he was needed.

     He enjoyed camping, traveling, going to the Lion's Den, singing and most importantly, he enjoyed times spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

     Luke left a lasting impression on everyone whose path he crossed.

     A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16, at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 1578 Cedar Springs Road, Mifflintown with Rev. David Landis and Linda Fultz officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing at New Life Church from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

     In lieu of flowers, those who desire are asked to make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin St., Ste. 206, State College, PA 16803 or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of arrangements and condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Rev. Luke's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
1375 Martin St., Ste. 206, State College, PA 16803

American Heart Association/American Stroke Assoc.
4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Tel: (717) 730-1700

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Cindy Peel
   Posted Sat May 14, 2016
Dear Deb and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Luke's death, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. God Bless.

Donald Shirk Sr.
   Posted Sat May 14, 2016
Prayers, very sorry for ur loss I in the hospital with him for 2days in April 😇

Alton D Phillips
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
I remember Luke as a friend, neighbor and classmate. I remember how his smile filled the room and how his sense of humor enlivened our conversations. As God had a plan for his life, he had a plan for his last days and a reason in his will to call him home. My thoughts are with you his family at this time. My god's blessings be upon you and you find hope in this time of grief.