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Obituary for Roy W. Lindley
Roy W. Lindley Ute, IA - Roy W. Lindley, 92, of Ute, Iowa passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. The Funeral Mass is Monday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Charter Oak, Iowa with Rev. Kenneth Seifried officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery at Ute with military graveside honors provided by the VFW Post #5605 and the American Legion Aaby Post #442, both of Ute. Visitation will be Sunday at the church after 3:00 p.m. with the Vigil Wake service at 5:00 p.m. with Deacon Ray Rosburg officiating. Visitation resumes Monday at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Roy William Lindley was born April 17, 1921, at home on the "Goat Ranch" near Castana, Iowa, the son of Jeff and Daisy (Sterner) Lindley. He grew up as a Methodist but was later baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. He was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ute. Roy was inducted into the United States Army in 1942 at Camp Dodge, Iowa.ξ He was stationed at North Little Rock, Arkansas where his job was driving service men to the train depot, preparing to leave for war. He was later honorably discharged and became a member of the American Legion Aaby Post #442ξof Ute.ξ On March 3, 1942, Roy was united in matrimony to Dorothy Marie Cameron. They started farming together and from 1943 until 1946, lived in the "brick house" on "Dutch Hollow"ξ which was owned by his parents. Theyξ farmed near Danbury, Iowa from 1946 until 1950. That year, Roy and Dorothy bought their farm near Soldier and the family moved there in January, 1950. It turned out the farm was where his brother-in-law, Floyd Strait, had been born. In July 1971, Roy and Dorothy purchased the Dairy Treat in Ute from Frank and Arla Wilson. They changed it from walk up window service where you could order soft serve ice cream to a full service restaurant by building an addition. In 1985, they retired and moved to the apartments on Riddle Avenue in Ute. Dorothy passed away February 15, 2002. Roy continued to live in the apartment until he broke his ankle. He lived at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa from January 2005 until his death at Horn Memorial Hospital February 19, 2014, at the age 92. He is survived by his children, Ed Lindley (Sue) of Chandler, Arizona, Karen Olson (Dick) of Bellevue, Nebraska, Wayne Lindley (Shirley) of Liberty, Missouri, Russell Lindley (Mariel) of Portland, Oregon, and Cheryl Clausen (Kevin) of Charter Oak, Iowa. ξ ξξξSurviving grandchildren and step grandchildren include Corey and Colleen Lindley, Steve Olson, Kris Speicher (Don), Jeff Lindley (Jennifer), Robert Lindley (Amber), Richard Tague, Suzanne Pursell (Anthony), Russell Lindley, (Katrina), Terry Josef, Jerome Corba Lindley, Tony Clausen (Kiley), Robert Clausen (Alissa), and John Clausen; nine great grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren. ξ ξξξ Surviving sister Alice (Keith) Miller of Mapleton, Iowa.ξ Survivingξsisters-in-law and brothers-in-law are Arlene Cameron of Danbury, Iowa, Evelyn Cameron of Tupelo, Mississippi, Charles and Norma Cameron of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and Carol Mindrup of Arizona City, Arizona. Along with his wife, Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Esther Chedester and Violet Strait; plus brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jerome and Josephine Cameron, Earl Cameron, Russ and Maisel Cameron, Clarence Cameron, and Harry Mindrup. ξ