OBITUARY

Greg Lindsey

February 6, 1953February 22, 2019
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Born February 6, 1953 at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Detroit, MI to John and Dorothy (Drury) Lindsey, passed away on February 22, 2019, at the age of 66.

Greg graduated from George A. Dondero High School in 1971. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Music in 1975 and Master of Arts in 1981 both from Michigan State University. He was a lifelong trombonist and was a member of the MSU Marching Band from 1971-1974. Greg was an avid Tigers and Spartans fan and skilled woodworker. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and lived his catholic faith.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Laura Lindsey of Williamston; brother, Kevin (Susan) Lindsey of Troy, MI; daughter, Katie (Mike) Milanowski and their children, Andy (age 3) and Timmy (age 1) of Grand Rapids, MI; daughter, Sandy (Gregg) Koteskey and their children, Mason (age 7), Isaac (age 5), Lucy (age 4), and Freddy (age 2) of Grand Rapids, MI; son, Alex (Laura) Lindsey and their children, Ruth (age 5) and Dottie (age 2) of Columbus, OH.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 157 High St., Williamston, MI 48895 with Fr. Mark Rutherford officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Williamston. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston, MI 48895 and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Franciscan Life Process Center 11650 Downes St, NE, Lowell, MI 49331. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grwilliamston.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John and Dorothy (Drury) Lindsey, Parents
  • Laura Lindsey, Loving Wife
  • Kevin and Susan Lindsey, Brother
  • Katie and Mike Milanowski, and children Andy and Timmy, Daughter
  • Sandy and Gregg Koteskey, and children Mason, Isaac, Lucy and Freddy, Daughter
  • Alex and Laura Lindsey, and children Ruth and Dottie, Son
  • DONATIONS

  • Franciscan Life Process Center

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Greg Lindsey

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Ann Kolasa Zastrow

March 3, 2019

I was so saddened to learn of Mr. Lindsey's passing. I had the great good luck to be one of his band students at Williamston High School (class of 1979), and he was a gifted teacher from the beginning: patient, kind, great sense of humor, and a clear passion for music. My deepest condolences to the Lindsey and Mason families.

Mike Grabemeyer

February 28, 2019

He changed lives! He gave so many of us a love for music and the skills to share his gift with the world. I can't imagine my life if Greg Lindsey didn't start me off playing trombone in 5th grade. It has lead to Marching band, making countless friends, playing in jazz and funk in a college band, writing my own music, and enjoying music. Not for a paycheck but for pure life's joy. I truly realize how much fun, and love that stemmed from him... the originator... the beginning of something new and creative. Something that continues and can never die. We didn't all become professional musicians but many did. We didn't all sound very good learning the basics and squeaking and squaking, but that's how wonderful things start and grow. Great things always need to have a beginning, and he was that for so many. Thank You!

Margaret York

February 26, 2019

My thoughts and prayers have been with you, since hearing of the sudden and severe health struggles of your beloved husband and father. He will be sorely missed by all of you, I'm sure. He must have created many loving memories to be cherished long into the future . I will continue thinking of all of you, especially on the day of the funeral.

Sincerely, Margaret York
(Steve's Mom)

David Ray

February 26, 2019

I will never forget the times he would stare at me and my brother during concert band as we were goofing around and hitting eachother. Literally, he would watch as one punched the other, smile and shake his head. All without stopping the song. (We never missed a beat either.)

Jennifer Bowyer

February 26, 2019

Mr Lindsey was a good man, a gentle teacher. I remember his soft sense of humor as he worked with us at band camp and throughout the marching band season, during class and beyond. He is part of my best memories from Haslett schools. Bless you Mr. Lindsey, I will look forward to seeing you in heaven!

Jennifer Fischer

February 26, 2019

Greg was one of the kindest, funniest, most sincere and genuine people I've ever had the pleasure of getting to know. I only knew if for a few years when we worked at Meridian Winds together, but I think of him often. The world could use more people like Greg in it. He will be missed dearly.

Gary Scott

February 26, 2019

I remember in 5th grade when Mr. Lindsey visited Murphy and had us try the different instruments - the clarinet seemed like it was the only one that fit well. He assured me that if I worked hard the first 6 months, I could play the saxophone. His genuine care and interest helped me meet this goal. Mr. Lindsey always kept us to a high standard.

Mr. Lindsey seemed like Mr. Holland - humble, a hard worker, a great educator, who when you saw his smile, you knew you did something right.

Thank you and Rest In Peace Mr. Lindsey - my condolences to his family. Your positive influence will always remain with me.

Tom Thomas

February 25, 2019

I went to Dondero with Greg. I graduated in 1974 and went into the Army. I eventually became a band director with the help of Dr. Joe Parker. We had some great memories at Dondero! I am a tuba player so go low brass! Greg will be missed. I teach in Scottville over by Ludington. My prayers are with the family.

Pamela Mathias

February 25, 2019

Mr. Lindsey took good care of my boys while they were in band at Haslett. He was always so kind and caring. Our entire family offers our sympathies. The Mathias Family

Judy Ray

February 25, 2019

May memories help the family with their grief. A wonderful father and husband. God bless and grant peace. The Ray family.

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