Irmgard K. Lindahl
6 December, 1924 – 16 December, 2019
Irmgard K. Lindahl, 95, of Springfield, passed away at Memorial Medical Center at 8:10 am Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.
She was born in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 6, 1925 the daughter of Rudolf and Ennytte (Lorat) Kaminski. Mrs. Lindahl worked as an interpreter and translator for the British HQ in Berlin and immigrated to the United States in 1947 where she became a U.S. citizen. She married Norman C. Lindahl Jan. 5, 1952 in Lombard, IL and he preceded her in death, Mar. 2, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a son, Conrad in 2006 and her daughter, Kristine Lindahl.
Irmgard was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield since 1984. She was proud of her German heritage. She spent many hours translating original church records from German to English. She taught German at Springfield Lutheran High School from 1984 until her retirement in 1995.
Irmgard is survived by many friends including Diana Skube and Sheryl Meyer who cared for her.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at Old Salem Cemetery, west of Springfield. Pastor’s Greg Busboom and Pam Mitcham will officiate. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church at a later date after Christmas. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Springfield Lutheran High School.
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West. 217-544-5424 Online condolences may be made at www.bischfuneralhome.com.
- St. John's Lutheran Church
- Lutheran High School
Friday, 20 December , 2019
Irmgard K. Lindahl
January 13, 2020
Irmgard and my mother, Ann Mullaney, both attended St. John's Lutheran Church and were great friends. Most Sundays they would sit together at church, then meet afterwards at Panera and spend the next few hours talking, sharing stories, sharing their losses, and solving world problems. Irmgard, like my mother, always dressed to the nines and looked so lovely. They were blessed to have each other. Heaven has gained another angel.
Jane Mullaney Beeks
Cheryl Lindahl. joy
December 27, 2019
I was born in Chicago in 1946. My father passed in 1952 from polio. Aunt Irmgard was married to one of his 2 brothers Norman. I was a flower girl in their wedding. I still have the picture. We moved to California in 1956. I really wanted to stay in Illinois close to my family. Now I grieve for my aunt who I was only able to talk via telephone. She was a grand lady and had so many wonderful tales to tell of her life in Germany and here in the USA. 3 years ago my heart problems began just when I was planning a trip to see her and travel to other areas along the Midwest and Virginia and Michigan Illinois.
I’m praying that someday we can still make that trip and stop at her grave. Sending PRAYERS to my lovely Aunt who has joined her family in heaven. Cheryl L Joy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️