Harold Lindaman, 96, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Vinton, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at Bickford Cottage in Cedar Falls following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton with the Rev. Brian Channel officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton with graveside military rites by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post No. 57 in Vinton and Iowa Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. A memorial fund has been established.
Harold was born June 29, 1923, in Aplington, Iowa. He was the youngest of six children born to Martin and Carrie (Kramer) Lindaman. He graduated from Aplington High School with the Class of 1940. Harold was drafted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served from 1943 to 1946. He spent two years in the South Pacific as a sergeant with ground services. He attended Iowa State University for one year following his military service. On Aug. 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Ruth Myers in Indianola. Harold came to Vinton in 1947 and opened Lindaman Produce, which he operated for 31 years. His was the last egg and cream buying business in Benton County. He later served as a rural mail carrier in route two for 10 years.
He and Ruth were members of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton for more than 50 years, where he served on several committees and was church treasurer for five years. He also served as an assistant scoutmaster under Vern McClurg, who was then Benton County sheriff.
He is survived by his children, Carol (Steve) Pederson of Fort Dodge, Jane (Terry) Bohnsack of La Porte City and John (Sandy) Lindaman of Vinton; his seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth, in 2008; three brothers; and two sisters.
Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.