Obit: Lindner, Ethel C. (1927 – 2012)


Surnames: Lindner, Hanson, Jones, Behnke, Ruzic, Blumenkamp, Roepke

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 10/24/2012

Lindner, Ethel C. (28 APR 1927 – 21 OCT 2012)

Ethel C. Lindner, 85, of Greenwood, died at Continental Manor, in Abbotsford, on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Greenwood. Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate and burial of cremains will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and again at the church, on Friday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Ethel Carol Hanson was born on April 28, 1927, in Athens, WI, the daughter of William and Agnes (Jones) Hanson. She graduated from Abbotsford High School and then attended Medford Normal School. Ethel taught at the Pickard School, near Abbotsford, for 2 years. She was united in marriage to Carl A. Lindner on June 20, 1951, in Dorchester. They bought a farm, south of Greenwood, and farmed together until retiring in 1989. After their retirement, they loved to travel south for the winter, leaving after spending Christmas with the family, and returning home in time for Easter. They made many good friends on their travels. Her husband, Carl, died on November 30, 2008.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society. Ethel had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, cooking and baking for her children and grandchildren and always had something ready for anyone who might drop-in. She loved receiving flowers for any occasion and was known to say, "Give me flowers while I am alive so I can enjoy them!"

She will be dearly missed by her children, Chuck (Denise) of Greenwood; Greg (Donna) of Greenwood; Mark (Connie) of Willard; Mary Kay (Ken) Behnke of Loyal; Dennis (Michelle) of Loyal; Monica Ruzic of Greenwood; Dale (Diane) of Greenwood; 25 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gerry Hanson of Wausau; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; two sisters, Wilma Blumenkamp and Carol Roepke; and three brothers, Myron "Pinky" Hanson, Robert Hanson and Arthur Hanson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to St. Mary's Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin ( in honor of Ethel.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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