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David Charles

David Lindemann was born on November 24th, 1941 in New Ulm, MN to Charles and Lydia (nee Engel). He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm, MN. He attended St. Paul’s for grade school, Martin Luther High School, and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1963. After graduation, David joined his father’s New Ulm business Lindy’s Collection Service and Credit Bureau of New Ulm. Eventually the business was purchased by David. Over the years as a certified seminar instructor he conducted over 100 seminars throughout the country. On August 30th, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart Karen Peterson, and they made their home in New Ulm, MN. Their marriage was blessed with 3 children: Michelle Kae, Daron Jay, and Melanie Sue.
Upon retirement David and Karen relocated to New Berlin, WI, and after being diagnosed with Parkinsons in 1999 he began his battles with his health issues which also included severe hearing loss and sight problems. The last several years he has been a resident of Tudor Oaks Health Center where he also had to deal with dementia complications.
David is survived by his wife, Karen of New Berlin, WI, daughter Michelle Kae (Tom) Kubath, and grandchildren Elijah, Jonah, and Julia of St. Joseph, MI – Son Rev. Daron Jay (Cara) and grandchildren Andrew (Krystine) of Greenfield, WI, and Matthew of Round Rock, TX – Daughter Melanie Sue and grandchildren Brandon, Karl, and Jacob of New Ulm, MN. Also surviving David are his sister Patricia Lind of Las Vegas, brothers-in-law Karl (Debra) Peterson, and Kenric (Karen) Peterson of Saginaw, MI.
David served on various committees and boards at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in New Ulm. He also was a member of the Jaycees, the Rotary Club, and the New Ulm Country Club, where he looked forward to his Wednesday afternoon golf and evening card playing with his buddies.
For many years David was a basketball referee. His greatest joy was mentoring the many young men he instructed.
David was called to his Eternal Glory on Friday, January 27th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: Star of Bethlehem Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Program in New Berlin, WI, St. Paul’s Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Program in Stevensville, MI, Holy Word Lutheran Church in Austin/Pflugerville, TX, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm, MN, Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Muskego, and Hope Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.

Past Comments

Melanie Lindemann

Lit a candle in memory of David Charles Lindemann

Melanie Lindemann

Thank you Jerry. Very much appreciated.

Melanie Lindemann

Thank you Doris. Very much appreciated.


May you continually be comforted by thoughts of happier times of precious memories. Death is never easy and it brings great sorrow. May “God surround and comfort “you at this difficult time. Psalms 71:21.


May you continually be comforted by thoughts of happier times of precious memories. Death is never easy and it brings great sorrow. May “God surround and comfort “you at this difficult time. Psalms 71:21.

Melanie Lindemann

It’s been a year and still shedding a tear. Very hard losing someone you love, learned from, laughed with. Butterfly kisses daddy. I miss you so much:disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved:

Jeff Gronholz

Truly one of the “Good Guys”. Dave was always open, friendly, & inviting to anyone he met. I was lucky to learn from the best ! Some of my fondest memories were traveling with Dave to and from work conferences for almost 15 years. Your Dad was the best co-pilot around. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and your Family. God bless.
Jeff Gronholz

Albert Karnopp

I met Dave when I began officiating the local grade school basketball games. He was always encouraging when teaching us how to keep a compassionate heart for the students. He also provided many dinners for us. Heaven gained someone great. Can’t wait to see him again. Albert Karnopp DMLC Class of ’91

Mike Simpson

Karen and family, very sorry to hear of Davids passing. Have many good memories of David and am sure your family will miss him. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Kay Simpson.

Evelyn Rogotzke

Thinking of you, Karen, and your family and sending you my deepest sympathy. May God grant peace and comfort to you. Sincerely, Evelyn (Leyrer) Rogotzke

One Comment

  1. Brandon Luepke February 28, 2022 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I miss you grandpa always know that I love you and miss you and that my mom, brothers and I enjoyed when you and grandma came and visited

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