Richard Stephen Lindell, age 80, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington, from complications of dementia and a fall. His body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, Samaritan’s Purse and Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice. Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Richard and his family.
Also known as Steve, he was born September 19, 1942, the son of Virgil Stephenson Lindell and Margaret Zerber Lindell.
As a graduate of Old’s High School, the class of 1960, he participated in basketball, baseball, and choir. During his youth, he was a member of 4-H and the Luther League.
Steve married Shirley Troyer Lindell on September 19, 1964. They were happily married for 58 years. To this union was born Kriss Patrick Lindell and Kory Scott Lindell.
His working career included carpentry, Orkin serviceman, a lumber yard manager at Winfield and Washington, a project estimator for J.C. Wiley and Sons, APAC, Jim Sattler Homes, and the owner of Wise Counsel Home Inspections.
He was a past fireman for the Winfield Fire Department, City Council, Chamber of Commerce, an EMTA for Honts Ambulance Service, and a little league coach.
Steve was a member of New Covenant Bible Church in Cedar Rapids and Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. He enjoyed singing the gospel hymns and you could find him patting his hands to the beat of the music and humming to the songs shortly before his death. He loved the Lord with all his heart.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; two sons: Kriss (Nancy) Lindell of Palatine, IL; Kory (Julie) Lindell of New London; grandchildren: Layne and Travis Luttenegger of Mediapolis, Baylee Lindell of Mumbai, India, Hunter Lindell of Edwardsville, IL; Kendra Lindell, Mackenzie Lindell and Gibson Lindell of Palatine, IL; great grandchildren: Lilly, William and Henry Luttenegger of Mediapolis; and a sister Carolyn (David) Evans of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law and husbands: Wilma (Don) Gingerich of Wellman; Dorothy (Rex) Short of Archbold, OH; Betty (Harvey) Waliczek of Fishers, IN; Sandra (Jamie) Eiffert of Mount Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents, parents-in-law Willis and Susan Troyer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Delores and Howard Rupp of Archbold, OH, their son Dexter Rupp and daughter-in-law, Marlene Rupp.