LINDAMAN, Ben H. 1878-1959
LINDAMAN, SCHUTJER, DEVRIES
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/22/2014 at 20:39:59
Ben H. Lindaman, Wellsburg Lumber Man, Died Tuesday
Ben H. Lindaman, 80, Wellsburg businessman for 59 years, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Convalescent Home, Waterloo, where he had been a patient for only a few days.
Death was due to complications of his advanced age.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the home, and at 2 p.m. in the Second Christian Reformed Church, Rev. Carl Toeset officiating.
The family requests that there be no flowers.
Mr. Lindaman was the oldest living Wellsburg businessman, who had spent 59 years in the lumber business, and continued to be active in business affairs until the fall of 1958.
He had been in failing health for several months, and finally in late August entered the Allen Memorial Hospital for medical care. He had transferred to the nursing home only shortly before his death.
Ben H. Lindaman was born November 21, 1878, near Wellsburg, the eldest son of Henricus and Talea Schutjer Lindaman.
While a young man in his early 20's he went to work in 1900 for Iowa Lumber Company of Iowa Falls, which operated a yard in Wellsburg. Except for seven months when the company transferred him to Hardin county, he spent the next 59 years in the lumber business in his home town.
His father, brother George and Ben went into the lumber business on Aug. 9, 1905, when Henricus bought the Iowa Lumber Company yard. The firm was known as H. Lindaman & Sons. It is still operated by members of the family today.
Mr. Lindaman was married on November 22, 1905, to Anna DeVries of Aplington, and the couple lived all their married lives together in Wellsburg. They observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1955.
He was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church, and served as a member of the church council for many years.
Mr. Lindaman also was a former member of the county board of supervisors, a former Wellsburg town councilman, and was a director of the Peoples Savings Bank of Wellsburg from 1934 until his retirement last January.
Survivors include the widow; one son, Harley, Wellsburg; a daughter, Lillian, Mrs. William Peters of Aplington, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Also five sisters, Mrs. Martha Rieken and Mrs. Ella Spieker, of Wellsburg; Mrs. Reka Nelson, of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. John Groeneveld, Eldora; and Mrs. Hannah Peters, Grundy Center; and two brothers, Jake H. and William, both of Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 September 1959, pg 1
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