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Charles Lindeen

May 20, 1936 — January 22, 2023

Charles Lindeen, 86, of Marysville, KS, passed away January 22, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, NE. Visitation was Friday, January 27, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, at the Marysville American Legion. Rev. Andrew Lucas officiated. Deb Landoll-Moore was the organist. Music included “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away”. The pallbearers were Carle Pralle, Dan Hooyer, Dave Bruna, Alex Bruna, Tyler Bruna and Ron Milner. The honorary pallbearers were Alan Bruna, Scott Lindeen, Art Lindeen, Gary Lindeen, Dean Thomas and Daryl Lindeen. Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Marysville American Legion. Charles was born on May 20, 1936, four miles west of Seneca, to Arthur and Joy (Smith) Lindeen. He attended school in Seneca. In 1943, he moved to Marysville and graduated from high school in 1954. While he was in high school, he got a job learning auto body repair. Later, he and his brother, Jim, started their own auto repair business in 1959, called Lindeen Bros. In 1954, after graduation he joined the Army National Guard. In 1955, he married Melva Gnagy of Barnes at the First Baptist Church. To this union they were blessed with two daughters; Diana (Dan) Weise and Patricia Lindeen; grandson, Dustin (Kim) Weise; and great-grandsons, Illian and Evryck. Charles was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1943, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and retired from the Marysville Fire Department after 37 years, where he served as the Fire Chief from 1982 to 1998. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Melva; daughters, Diana (Dan) Weise, Beatrice, NE and Patricia Lindeen, New Jersey; brother, Jim Lindeen, Marysville; grandson; Dustin (Kim) Weise, Appleton, WI; and great-grandsons Illian and Evryck, Appleton, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated to the First Baptist Church in Marysville or the Marysville American Legion. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Lindeen, please visit our flower store.

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