Jim Lindner, 92, died October 20th, 2020
Jim Lindner, of Loyal, WI, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at home. The same home he was born in 92 years earlier and farmed most of his life.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood, WI, with Fr. Leo Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
A Non-Contact Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10am until time of service.
James Anthony Lindner was born on August 8, 1928 in the Town of Eaton, rural Loyal, to Mathias and Gertrude (Scherer) Lindner. He was raised on the family farm, and received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greenwood. Jim met Arlene Balzer, of West Allis, WI, on May 23, 1959 at a wedding dance at the Silver Dome Ballroom near Neillsville. They were united in marriage on June 17, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. They celebrated 54 years of marriage before Arlene passed away in 2015.
Jim played Baseball for the Greenwood Merchants city baseball team in the 1950’s and early 60’s, helping the Merchants make it to the State Tournament held at County Stadium in Milwaukee a few times. In the 70’s and 80’s he played slow pitch softball for Ray and Ann’s Tavern and Jakes Barr, finally hanging up his glove for good at the age of 60.
Jim was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, bowling, gardening, polka music and waking his kids up at 6 in the morning to help milk the cows.
Jim will be dearly missed by his 6 children: Steven of Eau Claire, Matthew (Sheri Slark) of Loyal, Jessica of Leesburg, VA, Patti of Eau Claire, David (Lora) of Greenwood, Randy (Becky) of Wausau; 9 grandchildren: Samantha, Anna, Nolyn, Brecklyn, Graesyn, Jacob, Alyson, Alyssa and Anthony; one sister: Helen (Richard) Esselman of Loyal; 2 sisters-in-law: Josie Lindner of Loyal and Marion (Eugene) Hessen of North Praire, WI; brother-in-law: James (Carol) Balzer of Waukesha, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; his parents; 6 brothers: Joseph, Frank, Edward, Bernard, Lawrence and William; and 3 sisters: Genevieve Budzisz, Eleanor Lindner and Loretta Lindner.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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