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Walter A. Lindemuth

15 juillet 192324 juillet 2020

Walter A. “Walt” Lindemuth, 97, of DeLand/Orange City Florida and Scottsville New York

Walter A. “Walt” Lindemuth passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Walt was born in Superior Wisconsin on July 15, 1923, the son of Ellis and Winnifred (Thayer) Lindemuth. Walt grew up in Superior and graduated from high school in 1940 at the age of 16, the youngest in his class.

Following graduation from high school, Walt proudly served in WWII in the Eighth Air Force in the 490th Bomb Group. After traveling and training in several military locations across the United States, in Utah, Idaho, Florida, Texas and Colorado, Walt, along with the 490th Bomb Group was stationed in Eye, England. After VE day, the 490th Bomb Group was eventually sent home to the United States in July 1945.

Post War, Walt used his knowledge of working instruments and worked in the tool and die industry at Taylor Instruments in Rochester, NY. He soon met his wife Betty and they were married on June 5, 1948. Walt and Betty eventually ended up in Scottsville, NY, where they lived for 28 years and raised their two daughters.

In Scottsville, Walt was an active community member. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge, Oatka Lodge #759 F. & A.M., where he was a past Grand Master. In 2014, Walt traveled from Florida to attend a ceremony with his family, at the Oatka Lodge in Scottsville, to honor his 60th year in the Masons. Walt was also a member of The Scottsville Rotary Club, a member of the Union Presbyterian Church, and served on the Wheatland-Chili School Board.

Retirement brought Walt and Betty to Orange City Florida in 1986. There, Walt was again an active member of the community. Walt was best known in their retirement community for his lawn sprinkler work but was also active in their retirement community get togethers at the Club House, was a member of the Masonic Lodge #383 in Deltona and a member of the First Congregational Church of Orange City. Walt’s church family was an especially important part of his life.

Walt and Betty moved to Woodland Towers in DeLand Florida in August 2017.

Over his life, Walt was dedicated to helping and serving others but he also enjoyed ballroom and square dancing, traveling with Betty, most particularly to annual reunions of the 490th Bomb Group, which took them to various locations all across the United States. In retirement, Walt was an avid reader, loved solving word puzzles, always looked forward to his weekly golf game with his “buddies”, and dining out with friends. Walt loved family visits and couldn’t wait to play card games every day of each visit.

Surviving are his wife Betty of 72 years of DeLand Florida, two daughters, Donna (Pat) Gilligan of Encinitas CA and Janice Putnam of Naples NY. Walt is also survived by cousins Forrest (Ronda) Skelton of Churchville NY, Sue (Skelton) Huff (Rick) of Churchville NY and Marion Bohannon of Cookeville TN. Walt was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Harold.

The family would like to thank Woodland Towers and Vitas Hospice Care for the exceptional care that has been provided, most notably the Nursing Department at Woodland Towers for their selflessness and compassion at the end of Walt’s life.

Unfortunately, no service can be planned at this time.

To share a memory or a condolence, please visit: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/orange-city-fl/walter-lindemuth-9277239

If donations are considered, Walt would be pleased to have them made to a Rotary Club of your choice, a Masonic Lodge of your choice, The Humane Society or First Congregational Church of Orange City.

His Journey's Just Begun

Don’t think of him as gone away his journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.

And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched. For nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved so much.

Don’t think of him as gone away his journey’s just begun, life holds so many facets this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.

And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched… for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.

Given to the family by Amanda, Director of Nursing, Woodland Towers in memory of Walter

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Walter A. Lindemuth

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Donna Gilligan

4 août , 2020

Dad’s 97th Birthday Bash on July 15, 2020 with the wonderful Towers staff, and his favorite cake: marble cake with chocolate pudding filling and whipped cream icing. He sang along as they serenaded him with Happy Birthday 🎼

Donna Gilligan

3 août , 2020

Mom and Dad enjoying themselves at the 1984 wedding reception for a daughter of their Scottsville friends, the Reeves.

Janice Putnam

3 août , 2020

Two of Dad's favorites. A family visit for Christmas in Naples NY and getting ready to play cards!

Donna Gilligan

3 août , 2020

What a handsome guy. Portrait taken about 1947, a year before Mom and Dad married.

Donna Gilligan

3 août , 2020

Mom and Dad, the happy engaged couple. *The cold never bothered them anyway*.

Donna Gilligan

3 août , 2020

A lovely brunch at my SIL’s home - Mom and Dad out to California for a spring visit

Donna Gilligan

3 août , 2020

Dad with one of the two kittens he brought home for mom. He turned out to be a cat lover too.

Sue Huff

3 août , 2020

I will always remember the many get-togethers we shared with Walt and Betty, and family. So many delightful memories from childhood and beyond. I will also treasure the privilege of having served as Matron in Eastern Star while Walt was Master of his Lodge. He was a very special man who touched so many lives. May you all find solace in the life he lived and the memories you have of a very special and loving man.

Ronda Skelton

2 août , 2020

James Skelton, Walt, Alan Mixter. around 1946 in Michigan.

Ronda Skelton

2 août , 2020

I will remember our time out to lunch at Stones Restaurant.
Such a sweet man. Will truly miss him.
RIP Til we meet again.
Love you.

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