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LINDAMAN, Lena 1888-1949


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/22/2014 at 21:52:49

End Comes For Mrs. G. Lindaman

Mrs. George Lindaman died at Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo at five o'clock last Friday, June 3rd. She had a heart affliction that covered a period of several years, and she had suffered a number of minor heart attacks. A blood clot developed on one leg several days before her death and she was taken to the hospital to relieve that condition. Thursday she suffered a stroke that left her in a very critical condition. She was unable to recover from that attack. She was in her 61st year.

The news of Mrs. Lindaman's death was received with deep regret by all who knew her. Her entire lifetime had been spent in this community and everyone knew her. She was very active in social, church, school and civic work in which she took a deep interest during her matured years. The entire community sympathizes with the family in their bereavement.

Funeral Services Monday
Funeral services were held at the home of the son Woodrow at ten o'clock Monday morning and later at the Reformed church. Rev. Edw. Jurgens conducted the services. Nearly all of the 400 seats in the main auditorium of the church were reserved by the family. 150 friends heard the service in the basement of the church and there were fifty or more who had to remain outside, but who got the service there through the help of loudspeakers. There were many relatives and friends from many different sections of Iowa and from adjoining states. All of the members of the Grundy County Board of Supervisors and the county courthouse officials were at the service. It was one of the largest attended funerals ever held in Wellsburg. Interment was in Shiloh cemetery.

Music at the service was by Mrs. Clarence Beecroft, soloist; Mrs. Ray Toomsen, accompanist. A duet by Mildred Kuper and Mrs. Elmer Ruter. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Frerichs and Mrs. H. P. Kruse. Casketbearers were Roger Peters, Allan Spieker, Hank Rieken, Arnold Lindaman, Harley Lindaman and Leslie Groeneveld.

Born In Colfax Township
Mrs. Lindaman was born on a Colfax township farm. Her maiden name was Lena Meyer. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arend Meyer. She was born Sept. 16th, 1888. She grew up on the farm in Colfax township. Her folks moved to Wellsburg when she was about 13 and she made her home here ever since. She attended school in Colfax township and in Wellsburg after the family moved here. On November 18, 1908, she and George Lindaman were married and they began housekeeping at once in their home in Wellsburg. Six children were born to this union.

The following account of Mrs. Lindaman's life was read by Rev. Jurgens at the funeral service:

Mrs. Lindaman has also enjoyed good health, but for the last 15 years she was afflicted with heart disease and suffered a few such attacks, at various times. On May 18 she had had her last attack and a week later it was followed with a blood clot. She was taken to the hospital at Waterloo. At first she seemed to have a hopeful recovery, but last Thursday morning she had lodging of two blood clots, from which she did not recover.

By her departure, one begins to reflect upon her personality, even more seriously. With her initiative and determination, she lived to be actively engaged with the affairs of life. To her home and family, she was devoted as a housewife and mother; to the Wellsburg Reformed church to which she belonged as a member, she gave her loyalty and consecration as well as faithfully attending the services and Sunday School; to the Ladies' Aid and Dorcas Societies of the Wellsburg Reformed church, she did her part faithfully (and will be missed for it); to the community affairs, she had a genuine interest and favored the best to be promoted.

At her passing she leaves to mourn her deeply bereaved husband, three sons, Woodrow, Jakie and Kenneth; two daughters, Bernice, Leola, Mrs. Herman Hook; 8 grandchildren: JoAnne, Lila Lee, Linda, Roberta, Georgie, Keith, Jack and Dick; two brothers, Peter Meyer of Wellsburg and John Meyer of Grundy Center; three sisters: Mrs. Cornelius Haack of Parkersburg, Mrs. George A. Geerdes of Wellsburg and Mrs. Herman Haack of Wellsburg; and many others as relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arend Meyer, an infant son, her brother Andrew Meyer, and one sister, Mrs. Aleke Meyer.

Many at Services From Distance
Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Meyer, Willow Lakes, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maxwell, Arlington, So. Dak.; Ernest Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kampen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller, Mrs. Minnie Martin, Shannon, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Heyo Schonhoven, Andrew and Kenneth Schonhoven, all of Baileyville, Ill.;
Miss Viola Meyer, Freeport, Ill.; Rev. and Mrs. Robert Niebruegge, Ronald and Robert, of Sheldon; Jack Lettow, Des Moines; Jerry and Raymond Schutjer, Titonka; John Wubbens, Buffalo Center; Mr. and Mrs. Varlo Gibson, Sac City; Mrs. Kenneth Eldridge, Mr. and Mrs. John Lettow, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lettow, Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Lettow, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Vierkandt, Mrs. Ernest Vierkandt, Alden; Mrs. Ernest Lettow, Mrs. Cleo Reynolds, Mrs. D. D. Walker, Buckeye; Mrs. Laura Meyer, Reinbeck; Mrs. Louis Vollenweider, Mr. and Mrs. Eko Mennen, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kluver, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jurgens, Latimer; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lindaman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lindaman, Mr. and Mrs. John Lindaman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lindaman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lindaman, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Lindaman, Miss Nellie Zindler, Mr. and Mrs. Siede Mennen, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meyer, all of Aplington;
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mennen, of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Lindaman, Allison; Mr. and Mrs. F. Schmidt, Holland; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hansen, Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ohrt, Reinbeck; J. B. Boldt, Jesup; other cousins from Ackley, Allison, Parkersburg and Marshalltown.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 June 1949, pg 3


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