Armin A. LINDOW
February 23, 1927 – April 22, 2021
Armin Lindow of Wichita passed away at his home at Reflection Ridge on April 22, 2021. He was 94. Armin was born on February 23, 1927 in Medford, WI to Arnold G. Lindow and Lydia Ann Mischler. After high school graduation ('45) he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He trained in Kessler Field, MS and Buckley Field, CO before serving in occupied Germany until his discharge in November 1946. After a year working with a crop sprayer in western Kansas, he enrolled at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, receiving his certification in airline mechanics in January 1949. Later that year he returned to Medford to join his father in the operation of Lindow Pontiac Sales.
Armin and former classmate Catherine "Kitty" Russell were married on May 9, 1950 and they raised three children. Kitty preceded him in death in 2011 after 61 years of marriage. Kitty and Armin moved to Wichita in 1975 where he worked in cabinet building at Precision Pattern until retiring in1991. A private pilot, Armin continued to fly and met new aviation friends - after all, they had landed in the Air Capital of the World! When his cockpit time was over, Armin started building and flying RC model planes. He belonged to the West Wichita RC Association. In retirement, Armin and Kitty enjoyed auto and train trips to visit family, baseball games, walking, biking and spending time with their grandchildren. Armin moved to Reflection Ridge in 2017 and continued his "hanger flying," in the dining with a new set of aviation pals.
In addition to his wife, Armin was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rita Mickelson. Surviving children are Tom (Margie) Lindow, Madison, WI; Janet Callear, Naples, FL; and Gary (Monette Lachman) Lindow, Wichita. Also surviving are grandchildren Cameron (Steven) Stone; Sayre Lindow; David (Katherine) Lindow; and Amy Callear; great grandchildren Raygen and Charlie; and many nieces and nephews.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Red Cross or to the B-29 Doc Museum and Education Center in Wichita (www.b29doc.com). Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services assisted the family.