OKEECHOBEE - Owen "Lindy" Lindaman died May 27, 2014. He was born April 7, 1920 in Staples, Minnesota. Lindy was preceded in death by his wife, Penny; parents, Bud E. Lindaman and Emma O. Swant; and brother, Bud Lindaman Mr. Lindaman proudly served his country in the US Army in 1942 and served until 1945, stationed in the Pacific, as a submarine radio operator during WWII. He was a Marksman Sharpshooter and earned many medals, and two Bronze Service Stars. A proud member of UAW Local 659, Lindy was an inspector at the "Chevy in the Hole", the site of the birthplace of the original General Motors and the historic sit-down strike of 1936-1937 in Flint, Michigan. He retired from General Motors in 1975 and came to Okeechobee from Michigan in 1977 with his beloved Penny by his side to indulge in his favorite pastimes, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his children by love, Joe and Toni Doyle of Okeechobee, their children, Justin (Shelly) and Joseph (Cindy) and their six grandsons, who proudly called him Pa; daughter, Linda Lindaman Arroz; grandson, Carl "CJ" LePage; great grandson, Morgan Jacyee LePage all of Los Angeles, California; nephew, Philip (Cindy) Lindaman of Staples, Minnesota. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Brother Joe Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heroes For Hope, Cancer Support Center, 1115 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.
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Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory - Okeechobee
400 North Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Published in NewsZapFL on May 29, 2014