LINDEMANN

LINDEMANN It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Jewell Laverne Lindemann at St. Mary's Hospital in Camrose on April 25, 2008. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Jewell was born in Chilliwack, BC. on December 12, 1926. She moved with her family to the Lamerton District (Northeast of Mirror) in 1928. She attended Mirror school throughout her early years and later continued on to Olds Agriculture College where she received her diploma in Home Economics. Jewell married her childhood sweetheart, Hans Lindemann in 1947. Together they raised five children. During those years they shared some hardships and many joys while building their life together. After Hans passed away Jewell remained at home and continued to manage the farm. Jewell devoted her entire life to her family. She was nurturing and loving in everything that she said and did. She especially enjoyed being part of her growing family's activities. This often included things such as hockey, skiing, figure skating, baseball, soccer, dance and 4H. Jewell had a great appreciation for nature. She spent many hours watching and feeding the birds and wild life on the farm. As with many farm folks Jewell worked tirelessly, devoting many hours to her huge gardens and lawns. One of her favorite chores was mowing the grass and managing the weeds. It was not until the last year of her life that she needed help maintaining the lawns and gardens. As well, being a practical lady, she created endless preserves and sewed countless outfits for her children and grand children. She had a marvelous gift for creating helpful treasures, such as sewing ingenious tote bags, crocheting and knitting for her entire family. She sewed many a wheat-bag, using her own wheat of course, which will be keeping family and friends warm for many years to come, Jewell was a lifelong member of the Lakebend Society and the Old College Alumni. She was also a member of the United Church, and was actively involved in the Mirror and District Museum. As well she enjoyed the Jolly Seniors suppers in Mirror very much. Jewell was the Lindemann matriarch. For decades she communicated with family and friends near and far by letter and phone. She loved those early morning and late night conversations with her children and grandchildren. Jewell was a great historian. She could recall dates, names, places and people from childhood to present day, remembering every detail in between. On the day before she passed away she was called upon to clarify a government research program and the name of a Buffalo Lake landmark. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son Carl(Kay) Lindemann, grandson Steven(Linda) Lindemann, great granddaughters Nina and Heidi, grandson Paul Lindemann(Sarah). Daughter Linda(Ted) Buelow, grandson Terry(Glenda) Buelow great grandchildren Grayden, Tanner and Amedelyn(AJ), granddaughter Maryann(Rollin) Sutley great grandchildren Dillon, Cole, Kelsey and Kendra, grandson Bob(Heather) Buelow. Daughter Anna(Rod) Jeglum, granddaughter Ronda(Heath) Hutchison, great grandchildren Hailey, Teigan and Carter, grandson Daron(Jill) Jeglum, great granddaughters Annika, Katelyn and Autumn, grandson Tony Jeglum. Daughter Norma Arnold, grandson James(Tara) Ray, great grandson John(JJ), granddaughter Amanda(Steve) Hollander, great grandson Austin. Daughter Gwena(Dennis) Lindemann. Al Ray. Sisters Olive Church and Dorothy Radakovitch and families. She was preceded by her husband Hans in 1999, infant daughter Maria in 1951, grandson Andy Jelgum in 1997 and son-in-law Bill Arnold in 2006. Jewell will be missed by all those who were privileged enough to have known or spent time with her. She will be especially missed by her special companion Don Wilson and her chosen son Craig Hicks. The family would like to thank both for the time and love they shared with mom/Grama. You both brought sunshine, laughter, mobility and independence to a precious Jewell. We will all miss her very much. A private family memorial service will be held. If desired donations can be made to the The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or of the donors choice.


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