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LINDAMAN, George 1880-1957


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/18/2010 at 17:09:47

George Lindaman, Former Supervisor, Died Tuesday at Grundy Hospital

George Lindaman from Wellsburg, who had served seventeen years as a member of the Grundy County Board of Supervisors, died at the Grundy Memorial Hospital at 10:15 Tuesday forenoon. Death came very suddenly following a heart attack. He suffered the first heart attack at his home on October 18th and was brought to the Grundy Hospital. His condition seemed to be improving the past week and he was in good spirits up to the time he was stricken for the last time. The body was taken to the Ferree Funeral Chapel in Grundy Center. Later the body will be taken to the home in Wellsburg in the care of the Doyen funeral directors. He was 77 years old.

Resided in County All of His Life

George Lindaman was born on a farm in German township, October 9, 1880, and he resided in Grundy county all of his life. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henriecus Lindaman. Henriecus Lindaman, who was a native of Eastfriesland, Germany, came to Grundy county from Forreston, Ill., 90 years ago. He was one of the early Grundy county pioneers in north Grundy. He came from Germany to Illinois in 1862, the second year of the Civil War.

Funeral Service Friday

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the home of the son Woodrow, and 1:30 at the Reformed church in Wellsburg with Rev. George Poppen officiating. Burial in Shiloh cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Henriecus Lindaman were the parents of twelve children, six boys and six girls. The mother died in 1898. The father died in 1951 at the age of 97.

In Lumber Business 53 Years

George Lindaman came from the farm to Wellsburg 49 years ago and he became associated with his father and his brother Ben in the lumber business in Wellsburg under the name of H. Lindaman & Sons. That business is still conducted under the same name and it is one of the oldest business institutions in the county.

Was Married in 1908

George Lindaman and Lena Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Meyer from Colfax township were married November 18th, 1908, and they at once took up housekeeping in Wellsburg and that remained their home continually. Mrs. Lindaman died June 3, 1949, and she was buried in the Shiloh cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindaman were the parents of five children, two sons and three daughters. The sons are Woodrow, Jakie and Kenneth. The daughters are Mrs. Robert Lettow from Buckeye and Mrs. Herman Hook, Wellsburg.

There are 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Other surviving members of the family are three brothers and five sisters. The brothers are Ben H., Jake H. and William H., all from Wellsburg. The sisters are Martha, Mrs. Dick Riekens; Ella, Mrs. Jerry Spieker, Wellsburg; Mrs. John Groeneveld, of Steamboat Rock; Reka, Mrs. Alfred Nelson, Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Fred Peters.

Served 17 Years as Supervisor

George Lindaman was a member of the Grundy County Board of Supervisors for 17 years, a longer time than any other man in the county had served in a similar position. For a time he served as chairman of the board. His association with the six other members of the county board were always pleasant and co-operative. All other members of the board said of him that he was a fine man to work with. He represented Shiloh and Melrose township on the county board.

Was Active in Civic and Political Affairs

During the many years that he resided in Wellsburg, George Lindaman took an active interest in civic and political affairs and was a member of the Reformed church at Wellsburg. He was always a generous supporter of all that was good for his town, his community and for his county. Politically he was a democrat and a strong believer of the principles of his party. He had staunch friends in both political parties and republicans voted for him as freely as did the members of his own party. This support came to him because he was a good man and a good public official. Nearly everyone who lived in the Wellsburg community during the past half century knew George Lindaman and regarded him as their friend. News of his sudden death was received with deep regret by all who knew him. He was a man who will be hard to replace.

--The Grundy Register (Wellsburg, Iowa), 7 November 1957, pg 1, 6


Many at Last Rites for Geo. Lindaman

Last rites for George Lindaman were held last Friday afternoon. The services were in the Reformed church. All the seats in the large church auditorium were occupied during the service which was conducted by Rev. George C. Poppen. Attendants at the service came from all parts of the county. Burial was by the side of the wife in the Shiloh cemetery.

Soloist for the service was Mrs. George C. Poppen. Her two selections were "Nearer, Still Nearer," and "Does Jesus Care?" Miss Marcella Neessen was organist. The flower attendants were Bertha Doyen and Mrs. Ben Peters. Ushers were Irwin Abels, Ben Hoekstra and Fred Ruter.

The casket bearers were nephews of the deceased. They were Harly Lindaman, Alvin Lindaman, Lester Rieken, Leslie Groeneveld, Marlyn Peters and Raymond Rieken.


George Lindaman passed away to his eternal reward on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1957, in the Grundy County Hospital at 10:15 a.m., reaching the age of 77 years and 26 days.

Mr. Lindaman was born of Mr. and Mrs. Henricus Lindaman on Oct. 9, 1880, in German twp., in Grundy county, Iowa. He was married to Lena Meyer on Nov. 18, 1908, by the late Rev. J. E. Drake. They lived all their lives in the town of Wellsburg. They were blessed with six children, one of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Lindaman passed away on June 3, 1949.

Mr. Lindaman became a member of the Wellsburg Reformed church on May 21, 1922, and was a very faithful member, always attending the worship services and Sunday School. For many years he was treasurer of the Sunday School. Mr. Lindaman was much interested in civic affairs and was on the board of supervisors.

Those who preceded him in death were his parents; one infant brother; his wife Lena; one infant son Kenneth Carlton in February 1927; one sister, Fannie, Mrs. Robert Niebruegge; and one brother, John H. Lindaman.

He leaves to mourn his passing his three sons, Woodrow, Jakie and Kenneth; his two daughters, Leola, Mrs. Herman Hook, all of Wellsburg; Vernice, Mrs. Robert Lettow of Buckeye, Iowa; three brothers, Ben, Jake, William, all of Wellsburg; five sisters: Martha, Mrs. Dick Riekena; Ella, Mrs. Jerry Speiker, both of Wellsburg; Tillie, Mrs. John Groeneveld of Steamboat Rock; Reka, Mrs. Alfred Nelson, Seattle, Wash.; Hannah, Mrs. Fred Peters, of Grundy Center; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; plus a host of relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks

We hereby wish to thank our relatives and friends for their kindness during the illness of our beloved one, and expressions of sympathy following his passing; also to Rev. Poppen for words of comfort, for music furnished, for memorials, flowers and attendants, for the cards, food brought in, and to the Dorcas society, who served. To all who helped in any way, we are deeply grateful.--The George Lindaman Family; Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters.

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 14 November 1957, section 3, pg 3


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