Obit: Lindow, Michael V. (1947 – 2017)
Surnames: Lindow, Wolfe, Neinas, Heine, Long, Krueger, Voight, Strauss, Dickerson, Klug, Hansen, Roberts, Rendell
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 08 May 2017
Lindow, Michael V. (21 NOV 1947 – 4 MAY 2017)
Michael Vernon Lindow of Chili, was called to our Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Michael "Mike" was the son of Vernon and Iris (Neinas) Lindow. Mike was born on November 21, 1947. On December 27, 1969, he was united in marriage to Donna Rae Wolfe at St. John's Lutheran Church in Town pf Easton, Wausau.
Mike was a 1965 graduate of the Marshfield High School and University of Wisconsin Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. After graduation, Mike return to the family farm and farmed with this family raising dairy cattle, beef cattle, but his true love and passion were his hogs which were under the farm names of Lindy's Durocs and DoMil Hamps. He exhibited animals at the Wisconsin Valley Fair at Wausau, WI, Clark County Fair at Neillsville, WI, Central WI State Fair at Marshfield, WI, Northern Wisconsin State Fair at Chippewa Falls, WI, WI State Fair, National Barrow, National Summer Type Conference and World Pork Expo. His breeding decisions, created numerous Grand and Reserve Champions across the country including five entries into the Wisconsin State Fair Governor's Blue Ribbon Auction. Mike and Donna produced the 1988 Champion Duroc Production Barrow at National Barrow Show in Austin Minnesota. In 2002, Mike and Donna were named the Master Seedstock from the Wisconsin Pork Association. Then in 2004, Mike and Donna were inducted into the Wisconsin Hall of Fame from the Wisconsin Pork Association. Mike was very dedicated to youth in agriculture through 4-H and FFA. He is a lifetime member of the Marshfield FFA Alumni, WI FFA Alumni and National FFA Alumni. He was also a member of the WI Livestock Breeders Association which he was an active member helping at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show in Eau Claire and served as a board member and was President of the organization. Mike was also an active member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Chili. He Served as a Trustee and helped with many improvements on his church projects.
Mike had a love for baseball. It started at a very young age by playing at his one room school. He played for the Marshfield Tigers Baseball Team in high school. After graduation he played fast pitch softball for Chili Milk Pool, fast pitch for Lynn and played later on in the slow pitch league for Stichert Roofing. After his baseball career ended, he coached the Chili 4-H Club A and B Teams for ten years winning numerous county championships.
Mike will be missed by his loving wife Donna of 48 years, children Kimberly (Richard) Heine, Helenville, WI; Kristin (Doug) Long, Sterling, Illinois; Kevin (Ann) Lindow, Chili, Wisconsin; and Karlene (Scott) Krueger, Campbellsport, Wisconsin. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Anthony (Mariah Strauss), KateLynne (Andrew Voight), Dakota, Tyler & Noah Heine, Kile & Kassie Long, Joshua, Jessica, Jamie, Jenna, Justine & Jacob Lindow, McKinley, Brooklyn & Johnathon Krueger. Sister Marilyn (Dale) Dickerson, father-in-law Raymond Wolfe, sisters-in-law Mary Lou (Bruce) Klug; Nancy (Gary) Hansen, Lindy (Sherman) Roberts and Brother-in-law David Wolfe. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Iris Lindow and mother-in-law Joan Wolfe.
Visitation will be at the Hansen Schilling Funeral Home in Marshfield from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon May 7th. Visitation will continue on Monday, May 8th at Immanuel United Methodist Church 920 North Street, Chili, Wisconsin from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with service at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Lay Pastor Sally Rendell officiating. A lunch will be served following the service with a private family burial to follow. Memorial may be directed to the family.
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