Chet was united in marriage to Barbara Landes on August 21, 1954, in Linn, Missouri. Chet graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Theater, Language Arts and Education. He completed his graduate work at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He started his teaching career at Higginsville High School. Next, he taught at Raytown High School and then St. Mary’s High School in Independence. Chet Retired from Center High School, District #58 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chet was a member of the First United Church of Blue Springs. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma Kappa Fraternity at the University of Central Missouri. Chet was on the Board of Directors at Lake Tapawingo. He was the Committee Chair of Boy Scout Troop 295 in Independence. He was also an Assistant Scout Master and Committee Member of Troop 763, in Blue Springs. Chet loved golfing, was an avid reader, loved boating, skiing, and all water sports, as well as snow skiing.
Chet loved everything about theater and was an extraordinary director. He put on major productions in schools, community theatres, and on other main stages in the Kansas City area. Some of his productions include Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Oklahoma! And Solid Gold Cadillac. Chet Looked forward to Christmas time. Every year, with his family and friends, he looked forward to going out into the woods to find the perfect live tree, cut it down, and bring home for the holiday. He enjoyed hosting Christmas brunches and patio parties. Above all, Chet loved his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and Grandchildren. Spoiling and loving his grandchildren was his greatest passion. That love was always reciprocated back to him.
Chet is survived by his wife: Barbara, his son: Mark Landes and his wife Jennifer and his grandchildren Parker Landes, Callahan Landes, Rory Landes, and Molly Landes. He is preceded in death by his parents Milo and Elizabeth Landes.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. Prior to the service, there will be a visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. In Lieu of Flowers, the family has asked for memorial Contributions to be made to the Faith Forward Campaign at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Chet and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.