Darvin L. Landa


Darvin L. Landa, 87, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Darvin was born August 23, 1935, in Werner, ND, to Thor and Olga (Melhus) Landa. He grew up in Hawley and Hitterdal, MN, where he attended rural country school. At the age of 18, Darvin joined the U.S. Army and served until his honorable discharge in 1956. Darvin married Arlene Hanson on August 10, 1957, and together they made their home in Dilworth, MN. Over the years, Darvin was very active in the community. He served on the Dilworth Fire Department, City Council, and was a school board member. He enjoyed going to his lake home on Big Cormorant Lake, coaching youth baseball and was a member of Dilworth Lutheran Church. Darvin also enjoyed his career with NSP (Xcel Energy) until retirement. They later moved to Moorhead where Darvin served as Moorhead Public Service Commissioner and was on the Charter Committee.

Most of all, Darvin loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, playing cards and politics. He will be remembered for the way he treated others and the love he had for his family.

Darvin is survived by his wife, Arlene; son, Greg; daughters-in-laws, Pam Landa and Mary Jo Dahl; grandchildren, Chelsey (Adam) Sperle, Walker Landa (Alexandra Holmes); great-grandchildren, Piper Sperle and Georgia Landa; brother, Douglas; as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Todd; and siblings, Roy, Alice and Arnold.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 1, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11:00 a.m., at Dilworth Lutheran Church, Dilworth, MN.

Interment will be held at Fargo National Cemetery, Harwood, ND.

Video tribute and online guestbook at

Modulist Image