Florence Kathrine Lindekugel, 94, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 1st, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
She was born April 1st, 1918, in Gothenburg, daughter of Oscar and Nellie (Blede) Sandstrom.
Florence lived in Gothenburg until second grade, family then moved south of Brady. She graduated from Brady High School in 1935 and then attended Kearney Normal College. She was a schoolteacher, teaching in country schools for eight years. She married Charles William Lindekugel on January 24th, 1946, in Oberlin, Kansas. 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 through out the community. Her most precious gift to her were her children and grandchildren.
Florence 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, Texas, Kathryn (Keith) Thompson of Grand Island, Nebraska, Barbara (James) Franzen of Gothenburg, Donna (Bill) Kovarik, Hickman, Nebraska; son, Tom (Joan) Lindekugel of Cozad, Nebraska; 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.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, (today) Thursday, April 5th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg is in charge of arrangements.