Joan Marie Lindenmuth

Joan Marie Lindenmuth, 68, Hays, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.

She was born June 6, 1952, in Hays to Balthaser “Bill” and Katherine (Leiker) Dinkel. She grew up in Hays and attended Hays High School.

She married Peter I. “Pete” Lindenmuth on Aug. 30, 1980, in Gorham. She worked at Hays Medical Center for 31 years in food services and retired in 2007 due to her health being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

She attended the High Plains Baptist Church.

She enjoyed growing and caring for her rose gardens, collecting music boxes and Precious Moments figurines.

Survivors include her husband, Pete Lindenmuth, of the home; a son, Burton Lindenmuth and wife, Malinda, Merriam; a grandson, Benjamin Lindenmuth; two sisters-in-law, Margaret “Maggie” Dinkel, Wichita and Shirley Brown, Indiana: two brothers-in-law, LaVern Lindenmuth and wife, Karen, Longview, Texas and Darwin Lindenmuth and wife, Diane, Woodward, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Keith Dinkel, Laren Dinkel and his wife, Judy.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, both at the mortuary.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus if you have a cough, fever or are not feeling well, please use our e-mail or on line guestbook. Social distancing and wearing masks will be required at the visitation and funeral services.

Memorials are suggested to Locust Grove Village Care Center, La Crosse or Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the mortuary.

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Published on December 02, 2020