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In Memory of

Eldon Burnell Maland

April 2, 1923 - August 7, 2017

Obituary


Al Maland was born April 2, 1923, in Fargo, North Dakota, and passed away August 7, 2017, in Anaheim Hills, where he had been living the last several years with his son and daughter-in-law. Al was 94. He was the son of the late Berner Hans Maland and Elfrieda Engen Maland of Santa Paula.

Al attended Santa Paula High School, Ventura Jr. College and graduated from USC. He served as a U. S. Navy Chief Quartermaster aboard the USS Enterprise from 1941 to 1945, saw a total of 34 actions, and was...

Al Maland was born April 2, 1923, in Fargo, North Dakota, and passed away August 7, 2017, in Anaheim Hills, where he had been living the last several years with his son and daughter-in-law. Al was 94. He was the son of the late Berner Hans Maland and Elfrieda Engen Maland of Santa Paula.

Al attended Santa Paula High School, Ventura Jr. College and graduated from USC. He served as a U. S. Navy Chief Quartermaster aboard the USS Enterprise from 1941 to 1945, saw a total of 34 actions, and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Al excelled in several occupations during his lifetime. Following his service in the United States Navy he was employed as an embalmer at Ted Mayr Funeral Home. He then became a general contractor, served as Covina City Councilman, and a Contract Analyst with Aerojet in Azusa. Al loved to travel and had visited all seven Continents. He and his brother Les traveled to Norway to visit the town of their father's birth, and met members of the Maland family. It was one of the highlights of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Beth" Mayr Maland, his brother, and three sisters. Al is survived by his three children, Tedi, Teri and Todd; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and ten nieces and nephews.

Al was very family oriented and loved by all. He will be truly missed.
Private family graveside services are being held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, where Al will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Beth.

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura, CA.