Obit: Lindner, Loriena I. #2 (1917 – 2014)


Surnames: Lindner, Humke, Noah, Martens, Nielsen, Bestul, Leal, Richie, Liebzeit

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 12 Feb 2014

Lindner, Loriena I. (14 APR 1917 – 4 FEB 2014)

Loriena I. Lindner, 96, Waupaca, formerly of Greenwood, entered eternal life on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the Bethany Home in Waupaca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 10 a.m., until the time of services.

Loriena I. Humke was born on April 14, 1917, in the town of Warner, rural Greenwood, the daughter of Arthur and Laura (nee Noah) Humke. She was raised on the family farm, attended Decker Grade School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1937. After high school graduation, Loriena attended the School of Cosmetology in Eau Claire, and then worked for Lucille McConnell in her beauty shop in Greenwood for four years. She married John "Jake" Lindner on Oct. 4, 1939, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. They farmed until 1958 and then moved to Greenwood. After Jake's death in September 1968, Loriena became a nurse's aid at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, where she worked in the hospital and OB Department from 1969 until retiring in 1987. She sold the big "White House" in Greenwood in 1992 and moved into the Black River Apartments where she resided until 2006, at which time, due to ill health, she moved to the Health & Rehab Center in Neillsville. In November 2009, she moved to Bethany Nursing Home in Waupaca, where she resided until her death. Loriena was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society, acted as the prayer chain leader, belonged to the birthday and Intersee Bridge Clubs, and was a member of the Clark County Homemakers. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and enjoyed feeding the "Lindner crew" at thrashing or any time there was a need. She was an avid gardener, seamstress, and enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, quilting, bowling, and reading in her later years. She loved preparing for family get-togethers and enjoyed the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren when they visited. We will miss her wonderful laughter. She was the last of a great generation.

She is lovingly survived by her three daughters, Karen Martens, Waupaca, Alice (Roger) Nielsen, Iola, and Dianne Lindner, Waupaca; her grandchildren, Amy (Daniel) Bestul, Julie Martens, John (Margaret) Martens, and Andrea (Luis) Leal; her great-grandchildren, Johnathan (Miranda) Bestul, Jordan (Brian) Richie, Mary, Grace and Hope Martens, and Levi, Samantha and Kenneth Reesman; a step-grandchild, Luis Leal Jr.; her great-great grandchildren, Ellaina Bestul and Baby Ritchie; her siblings, Bernelda Liebzeit, Thorp, and Eldore (Alice) Humke, Loyal; as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

Loriena was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Laura; her husband, Jake; her great-granddaughter, Caitlin Martens, in 2003; her son-in-law, Theodore Martens, in 2009; and her brother, Elmer Humke, in 2010.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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



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