Landen Michael Montanio

Landen Michael Montanio

February 24, 2002 – May 8, 2021

 Landen Michael Montanio, 19, of Yutan, Nebraska was carried to heaven by the angels and entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 8th, 2021.

He was born February 24th, 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska to Elizabeth Pavlik and Michael Montanio.  Landen grew up in Yutan, Nebraska and attended grade school at St. Wenceslaus and continued to high school at Bishop Neumann Catholic High School.

From a very early age, he was a wonderful and charismatic boy who always looked up to those around him.  Landen loved working in the yard with his mom and working side by side with his dad in his welding shop. Growing up he was always seen with his two cousins, McKinley and Chisum Wilson, who treated him like he was their own sibling.  Together, the “three musketeers” were involved in 4H showing horses, cattle, and pigs. They spent many great memories together; whether it was blasting the radio and singing Eric Church songs on their way to horse practice or ending a day by throwing Landen into the livestock tank.  He also loved playing online video games with his many friends and, best friend, Austen Hanel late at night.

In high school, Landen was involved in wrestling, FFA, FBLA, trap shooting, and he was a part of the National Honor Society.  He graduated from Bishop Neumann in May 2020 and attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha majoring in construction engineering and finished his first year of college.  Landen had plans to switch his major to construction management as he planned to join his father’s business and eventually planned to start his own company, LMM Design. Landen was already making custom strut bars for classic vehicles, including his own pride and joy, his ‘02 Trans Am WS6.

Landen also loved to travel. He loved to go on weekend getaways with his dad to the mountains in Colorado to go snowboarding.  They would spend hours talking and enjoying their time together.  Landen cherished his spring break getaways with his mom to Disney World where they would spend all week hopping from park to park and riding Landen’s favorite ride “Splash Mountain”.  He was also able to explore other parts of the world with his high school classmates when he traveled to London and Scotland in the summer of 2019.

Landen had many friends who loved and cherished him for who he was as a person.  There were many memories of his big GMC pickup or his Trans Am that were full of laughter, smiles, and times that will be cherished forever.  He also had a wonderful and loving relationship with his best friend and girlfriend, Jasmine Sharpe, with whom he loved deeply.

Preceded in death by his grandfather, Duane Pavlik; grandmother, Marlene Dillon.  Survived by his mother, Elizabeth Pavlik; father. Michael Montanio (Christine Campbell and children, Lewis and Eywa); grandmother, Kae Pavlik of Yutan, NE; grandfather, William (Matt) Dillon of Council Bluffs, IA; aunts: Stephanie Wilson (Dale) of Yutan, NE, Paula Lee (Denny) of Houston, TX, Teresa Montanio of Omaha, NE, Debra Perry (Tom) of Las Vegas, NV, Mary Valentine of Omaha, NE ; his many cousins; the love of his life, Jasmine Sharpe; and a wonderful and loving bounty of other family members and friends.

Memorial Mass: Saturday, May 15th at 10am at St. James Catholic Church, 213 E 8th St, Mead, NE 68041, followed by a luncheon in the St. James Hall.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Bishop Neumann Catholic High School, 202 S Linden St, Wahoo, NE 68066, for the Landen Montanio Scholarship Fund.

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Mass, please go to and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Marv, Teresa & Goebel Family Posted May 12, 2021 10:31 am

    It is with a heavy heart we write this condolence, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for your family.

  • Michael, Claudia and Silknitter Family Posted May 12, 2021 11:11 am

    Sending prayers and love at this sad and difficult time, so sorry for your loss.

  • Austin Hanel Posted May 12, 2021 4:04 pm

    So many great memories, will be missed dearly. So many prayers for him and the rest of the family <3

  • STEVE & NANCY JOHNSON Posted May 12, 2021 4:33 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Not sure anything could hurt more. You are in our prayers

  • Patrick & Brenda Perry Posted May 12, 2021 7:07 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything.

  • Michael Klein Posted May 12, 2021 8:16 pm

    I am so very sorry for the Montanio family. Landen and I were acquaintances during my time as a student at Bishop Neumann. Landen was by far too young to have this happen to him. Condolences to his loved ones.

    Michael Klein (Bishop Neumann class of 2020) & Family

  • bethany stuart Posted May 12, 2021 9:09 pm

    i’m so sorry about your families loss. from the couple of times i got to texted him he was the sweetest most kind hearted person. prayers go out to you and everyone one was close with him♥️

  • Vicki Rea and Carl Posted May 12, 2021 9:21 pm

    Sending loving prayers and healing thoughts to you and your family. May Gods hold you in his loving arms during this tragic time.

  • Emily Johnson Posted May 13, 2021 5:59 am

    Mike, I am deeply sorry for your tremendous loss. I enjoyed reading about the amazing person Landen was and all the things he loved during his life. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Beveridge Schauer Posted May 13, 2021 9:55 am

    I am so sorry for your loss of Landen. I am praying for him and all of the family.

  • Stefanie Fidone Fisher and Mark Fisher Posted May 13, 2021 11:15 am

    Beth and Mike – no comforting words can express the heartbreak we feel for you and your family. Landen was such a handsome and respectful young man. He had the best smile. Please know we are praying for you at this difficult time and hoping your memories can put a little smile on your face and warm your heart.

  • Claire Osmera Posted May 13, 2021 9:26 pm

    I will forever cherish the memories we had together. Thank you for being a great friend to not only myself but everyone you surrounded yourself with. Sending love and prayers to you and your family 🤍.

  • David Nelson Posted May 14, 2021 3:21 pm

    Landon may you soar with the eagles and fill all of our hearts with memories of your kindness and joy. Mike and Beth may you find peace in your time of need and love to your entire family God bless you all.

  • Marty and Barbara Martinson Posted May 14, 2021 4:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  • Joni Visek Posted January 23, 2022 12:51 pm

    Elizabeth – I am so touched by our chance meeting at the nail salon on Friday. You are truly a pillar of Christ to have experienced such a tragic loss and have the ability to positively impact others. What a great young man you raised who was so loving and loved. My prayers are with you. 🙂

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