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Lindeman, Theodore "Dr. Ted" (1924-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 9/29/2017 at 22:16:15

Theodore "Dr. Ted" Lindeman
June 28, 1924 - September 8, 2017

Dr. Theodore “Dr. Ted” Lindeman, age 93, of Alta, Iowa, died on September 8, 2017, at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

The fourth and youngest child of Bessie and Herman Lindeman, Ted was born on June 28, 1924, and raised in Yankton, South Dakota, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy Air Corps and became a pilot as part of the “greatest generation” of World War II veterans. After training in several different planes, he was assigned to the Navy’s version of the B-24 bomber, the PB4Y-2. Ted participated until the end of the war in combat in the Pacific Theater, particularly out of Okinawa.

After the war in 1946, Ted married Ruth Bicknell of Yankton, South Dakota. As one of the first married couples on campus, they attended Park College in Parkville, Missouri. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Ted was accepted into Northwestern School of Dentistry in Chicago where he graduated in May 1952. He and Ruth returned to South Dakota, residing there from 1952 until 2014, when they moved to Alta, Iowa, to live near their youngest daughter, Dr. Lisa Lindeman and her husband, Stan Rishoi.

Ted practiced dentistry in Springfield, South Dakota, until he turned eighty-three. Active in the Springfield Congregational Church, he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. In 1956, he helped organize the Bon Homme Flyers Club and taught many of the local residents to fly. His many interests included woodworking, making music, and playing with his children and grandchildren. Being a good husband and father was his focus and the reason he settled in Springfield to raise his children. Ted and Ruth were married for seventy years before Ruth preceded Ted in death in 2016.

Ted is survived by all his adult children: David (Barbara), of Silver Spring, Maryland, Eric (Jana), of Seattle, Washington, Gilbert (Gisela), of Silver Spring, Maryland, Rebecca (Michael Wheeler), of Springfield, Kentucky, and Lisa (Stan Rishoi) of Alta, Iowa; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Jim (Leann) Bicknell, and his family, of Yankton, South Dakota.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Springfield, South Dakota, with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Springfield Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake and the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield are in charge of the arrangements.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, Storm Lake, Iowa, 2017.


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