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Florence Lindekugel, 94 - April 01, 2012


Florence Kathrine Lindekugel, 94, of Gothenburg died April 1, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Closed casket visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
She was born April 1, 1918, in Gothenburg, daughter of Oscar and Nellie (Blede) Sandstrom.
She lived in Gothenburg until second grade when her family moved south of Brady. She graduated from Brady High School in 1935, and then attended Kearney Normal College. She was a school teacher, teaching in country schools for eight years.
She married Charles William Lindekugel on Jan. 24, 1946, in Oberlin, KS. To this union, five children were born: Jean, Kathryn, Tom, Barbara, and Donna.
Her gift of baking her many specialty pies was passed down from her Swedish mother and enjoyed by many throughout the community, her family said. Her most precious gift to her were her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: husband, Charles William Lindekugel; her parents Oscar and Nellie Sandstrom, her brothers Ben and Franklin and sisters Grace, Verna and Ruth.
Survivors include: her four daughters—Jean (Charles) Hicks of McKinney, TX, Kathryn (Keith) Thompson of Grand Island, Barbara (James) Franzen of Gothenburg, Donna (Bill) Kovarik, Hickman; son Tom (Joan) Lindekugel of Cozad; grandchildren Kathleen (Robert) Bates, Michael (Kristie) Cunningham, Kelli Thompson, Kiley (Deb) Thompson, Krissa (Justin) Abraham, Kara Thompson, William Lindekugel, Matt (LaTonia) Lindekugel, Amanda Constanza, Chad (Janine) Franzen, Melissa (Justin) Mann, Cassie (Andy) Hilbers, Kristen (Matt) Crandall, Courtney Kovarik, and Shelby Kovarik; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138.

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