TROY — EJ Lindauer, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior in peace at his home in Evanston, Indiana, on September 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife, Shirley “Brown” Lindauer, 65, and her five children and grandchildren by her side.
EJ was born in Troy, Indiana, the son of Ethel and Irvin Lindauer. He was raised alongside his siblings Norbert, Dorothea, Catherine, Marcy and Harry.
EJ worked for General Electric as a tool and die maker and later for the Town of Troy Street Department where he retired. After retiring, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and searching for indigenous artifacts. He enjoyed gardening, as well as traveling weekly with his loving wife, Shirley, to flea markets and often west to Wyoming, Montana, and Utah to visit family. He thoroughly enjoyed the morning trips to the John Walkers tire shop in Evanston for the rumors and gossip, plus the food the wives prepared for all the good guys. He enjoyed spending time with his favorite brother-in-law, Jerry Brown Sr., as well as his great friend, Robert “Bob” Tuggle, who preceded him in death last year, and his good friends, John Walker, Steve Phillips and Keith. Moseby, who visited him every Sunday so Mom could go to church.
He was a member of the Squirrel Club and the Tell City Church of Christ for over 45 years.
EJ will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley “Brown” Lindauer; his five children, Rick and Theresa, Randy and Debbie, Roger, Rita and Benny Johnston, and Rusty; and their grandchildren
He is survived by his wife, Shirley “Brown” Lindauer; the five sons of him; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is survived by a brother, Harry Lindauer.
EJ was preceded in death by many loved ones, including his parents; son, Ronnie Lindauer; and his siblings, Norbert, Dorothea, Catherine, and Marcy.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Stephen Syler for his care over 38 years; the members of his church; Pastor Billy Lane; and Heart to Heart Hospice of Jasper, Indiana.
Services were Wednesday, September 14 at the Tell City Church of Christ. Billy Lane will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Lily Dale Church Cemetery.
Visitation was Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Tell City Church of Christ at 1206 10th St. Tell City, IN or The Heart-to-Heart Hospice at 415 E. 6th St. Jasper, IN 47546
Condolences can be left online at zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.