LINDAMAN, William 1869-1949
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/29/2015 at 22:11:03
Last Rites For Wm. Lindaman
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for William Lindaman, who died early last Thursday in Grundy Center. The service was at the Reformed church, of which the deceased had for a long time been a member. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Edward Jurgens, assisted by Rev. E. Kampman. It was Mr. Lindaman's wish long before his death that Rev. Kampman should assist at his funeral service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
The following account of Mr. Lindaman's life was read at the church service:
William Lindaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Berend Lindaman, was born Feb 25, 1864, at German Valley, Ill., and passed away at 1 o'clock Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 1949, at the Maple Lodge nursing home in Grundy Center. His attained age was 85 years, 10 mos., 20 days.
When a small boy he came with his family from Illinois to Grundy county, to a farm north of Wellsburg. Here he grew to manhood and received his secular and religious training.
March 22, 1888, he entered into the bonds of holy matrimony with Miss Rina DeVries and this ceremony was performed in the home of the bride's parents. From this wedlock eight children were born. Immediately after entering into marriage the couple lived on the farm until 1916 when they moved to the town of Wellsburg to make their home.
The deceased was not only a farmer, but also a stock buyer. He loved this kind of business for the fascination that was in it and also for the associations with so many people whom he loved to contact. Even after he had retired from active pursuits of life and when the weakness of his old age had made many handicaps upon him, he persistently would try to mingle with friends and dear ones at every opportunity.
As a layman, at first, he was a member of the Eastfriesland Presbyterian church, where he made confession of his faith of the Savior and served as trustee, elected in the year 1904. When he moved to the town of Wellsburg he became affiliated with the Wellsburg Reformed church by transferring his membership on Feb. 5, 1919. In this congregation he served as elder from Dec. 27, 1927 to Jan. 6, 1932. The departed gave his prayerful spiritual support, and in an outstanding way he gave much of his physical means and time to the Church of Christ. Giving was his joy; and he was known for his liberality and kind-heartedness that so few people excel with such a spirit. Last but not the least, he gave his son, Rev. Ben Lindaman, to the ministry of the gospel of the Savior. His ministry was cut rather short and passed away on Dec 25, 1938.
On March 24, 1932, his beloved wife passed away and after the children had left home, he then made his home with them until Sept. 1947 when he became a resident of the Maple Lodge Nursing Home in Grundy Center. The passing of the brother was rather sudden; he was only sick for several hours. It is believed a heart attack was the cause of his death.
Those who mourn at his passing are the following: three sons, Henry of Cedar Falls, John of Wellsburg, William of Ackley; 3 daughters, Grace (Mrs. Fritz Frerichs) Grundy Center; Mable, (Mrs. Varlo Gibson) of Sac City; Dena (Mrs. Kenneth Eldred) of Iowa Falls; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one aged brother, Henricus of Wellsburg, besides many other relatives and friends. An infant child preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 December 1949, pg 21
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