Nicholas Elmer Lindemann
PELKIE — Nicholas Elmer Lindemann, 81, of Pelkie, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born September 29, 1937, in Baraga, son of Nicholas and Marie (Ricken) Lindemann. Nicholas graduated from Baraga High School in 1955, and received a certificate in machining from Michigan Tech.
He married Dorothy JoDean Getzen on August 10, 1957, at St. Ann’s Church in Baraga.
Nicholas worked for Bill’s Auto Parts in L’Anse just after graduation. Nick then moved to Detroit and worked for Eaton Spring Co. before returning to Baraga to work for Tangen Manufacturing, which then became Pettibone Cylinder Shop. Nick retired in 1999 as general manager after 43 years.
He then returned back to one of his favorite hobbies, farming, and established Lindemann Machining and Welding with his kids. Nicholas belonged to St Ann’s Church, Baraga County Car Club, and was a volunteer at the Baraga Ice Rink, where he spent many hours helping set up the artificial ice. Nick served on the Baraga Township Zoning Commission Board. Nicholas enjoyed watching his kids play sports, farming, milking cows, hunting, camping, collecting cars, tractors, and guns. Nick was also instrumental in the placing of the Bishop Baraga Shrine and the crucifix monument in the Assinins Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, JoDean of Pelkie; children, Nicholas (Cindy) of Baraga, Jeanne (Mike) Hirzel of Baraga, Bryan (Lori) of Baraga, Thomas of Baraga, Robert (Kristine) of Indiana, Timothy of Baraga, Suzanne (James) Raymond of Pelkie, Gerald (Jessica) of Baraga, James of Baraga, and Gerard (Michelle) of Baraga; 25 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; siblings, Elsie Byrne, Joseph Lindemann, Helen Tangen, and Ruth Gryka; and his grandson, Jason Lindemann.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Baraga Cemetery. The luncheon will follow the burial at St. Ann’s Church hall.
Friends may sign Nicholas’s guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.
Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.