Richard Grant Lindley
RICHARD GRANT LINDLEY
Richard Grant Lindley, 72, of Robbinsdale, Minn., and formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Estates at Twin Rivers, Anoka, Minn.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Burial will be held in a private ceremony the following day.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Cheryl; son, Kevan Lindley and wife, Tracy, of Maple Grove, Minn.; daughter, Allison Peterson and husband, Joe, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; sister, Joan Lindley; and grandchildren, Ty, Mackenzie, Natalie and Macey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Merle; brother, Philip; and granddaughter, Jessica.
Rich was born Oct. 23, 1945, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He graduated from City High in Iowa City and married Cheryl Heitshusen on April 17, 1966. Rich loved the outdoors and was an avid bird and dog lover. He enjoyed working in the yard, going for walks, woodworking, golf, boating and fishing. He was a very intelligent man who loved sharing that wealth of knowledge with those he loved. He also had a wicked, dry sense of humor. He was very involved in the lives of his grandchildren, whom he showered with love. When his children were young, he led the family on many vacations and camping trips. He also always was ready to "have a catch" or play cards.
Rich was a civil engineer and spent the first 36 years of his career as a contractor, working internationally as well as in the States. He began working for the City of Cedar Rapids Water Department in 2001 and retired in 2012. Some of the projects Rich was most proud to be a part of in his career include the renovation of the Cedar Rapids water treatment plant, the Cedar Rapids Cherry Hill pool and the construction of the Cedar Rapids Kernels Veterans Memorial Stadium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Eastman Nature Center, www.threeriversparks.org/page/donations, or call (763) 559-9000.