SINDLINGER, William Wayne 1927-2015
SINDLINGER, BECK, PETREA, SOWERS, HOAG
Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 11/21/2015 at 13:53:18
William Wayne Sindlinger
January 21, 1927 - October 22, 2015
William Wayne Sindlinger, 88, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, October 22, 2015, at UnityPoint Health Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. He was born January 21, 1927 in Orange Township, Waterloo, Iowa, son of William Dale Sindlinger and Alma Hoag Sindlinger. His family was among the first settlers of Black Hawk County, arriving in Waterloo in 1855, when there were no bridges or churches, and only a few log cabins together with two stores.
He married Joan Petrea Beck on September 1, 1949, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. They raised their three children during their fifty-eight years of marriage, with Joan passing away in March of 2008. He then married Marilyn Sowers in August of 2013, who survives him.
He graduated from Orange High School, south of Waterloo, in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. Growing up on a farm, as was common with his generation, he developed a broad set of skills and displayed his masonry, woodworking, electrical and other skills in the various homes that he helped build and remodel over the years.
He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 1948 he attended Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, Texas, until he transferred back to the University of Iowa where he received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Iowa Law School in 1952.
He opened his law office in Cedar Falls in September of 1952, and was engaged in the general practice of law in and about Cedar Falls, Hudson and Waterloo for many years, eventually retiring in 2005. He was a member of a number of civic groups and also served on the boards of various local institutions, including the Western Home. He was a member of Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn; his son, William Dale (Ann Bergstrom) Sindlinger, of Cedar Rapids; his daughter, Anne Petrea (Neale) Lehmkuhl, of Bloomington, Illinois; his daughter-in-law, Lisa Flores Sindlinger of Lake Oswego, Oregon; six grandchildren, Tucker and Alexandria (Allie) Sindlinger of Iowa City; Erik Lehmkuhl of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and Laura Lehmkuhl of San Jose, California; Sarah Sindlinger, Los Angeles, California; and Joseph Sindlinger of Corvallis, Oregon; a sister-in-law Jean Beck of Cedar Falls; and many nephews and nieces and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather of 35 years, Charles Lusthoff (1965); his wife Joan (2008); a son, Matthew Parker Sindlinger (2002); a grandson, Samuel Sindlinger (2000) and his sister Pauline (Polly) McGinnis (1999).
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the West Lounge of Windridge, Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dahl Van Hove Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. As he donated his body to the University of Iowa Medical School, there will be no interment services, nor will there be any memorial service. Memorials may be directed to the Western Home Communities, Cedar Valley Hospice, and Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cedar Falls. Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Source: Dahl Van Hove Schoof Funeral Home
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