Louis J. 'Dyke' Lindeman


Louis J. "Dyke" Lindeman died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Logan County Hospital.  

Louis J. "Dyke" Lindeman died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Logan County Hospital.  

He was born Sept. 1, 1924, to Anna (Moellering) and Louis H. Lindeman on the farm in Sheridan County. He attended school in a one-room school house. He attended high school in Hoxie.  

He helped his father on the family farm until joining the 780th bomb squadron as a turret gunner during WWII. He flew 25 missions.

He married Alice Campbell on June 18, 1957. After returning from the war, he ran a gas truck. He was a farmer, and also owned the bowling alley, drove a cattle truck, tested dairy cow milk and had a disc sharpening business.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, going to casinos and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed driving the occasional section with his friends.  He and his wife also traveled throughout the United States and took several cruises.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, VFW and Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; children Lou Ann Hansen and husband, Brian, Andover, Tom Lindeman and wife, Myra, Wichita, Brenda Macari and husband, Steve, Andale, and Kay Lindeman, Shawnee; two brothers, Dennis Lindeman and wife, Helen, Oakley, and Bob Lindeman, Hutchinson; two sisters, Rita Beckman, Hoxie, and Adele Thomas, Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren,  Ashley Hansen, Austin, Texas, Brett Macari, Dallas, Aaron Hansen, Emily Lindeman and Katie Lindeman, all of Wichita, Rachel Macari, Norman, Okla., Audra Hansen, Andover, Lane Macari, Andale; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Betty; brothers Oliver Lindeman and wife Vi, and Raymond Lindeman; a sister Ann Anderson and husband, Bud; and a brother-in-law, Francis Beckman.  

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.  

Memorials are suggested to Oakley Catholic School or Logan County Healthcare Foundation in care on Baalmann Mortuary, P.O. Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748.  

Online condolences can be left for the family at www.baalmannmortuary.com.