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Marlys Lindemann Obituary 2023 – Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Services

Marlies Ellen Lindemann, 79, Bismarck, died peacefully at her home on January 24, with her family at her side after a grueling ten-month battle with colon cancer.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 30 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8 904.y Ave SE, Mandan.

The visitation will take place from 5-7:00 pm, and the prayer service will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, January 29 at the Parkway Funeral Home, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

Marlies Eileen Meyer was born in Hettinger, ND on January 18, 1944 to Jacob and Martha Meyer. She grew up on the family farm near Haines, ND, with her parents and three siblings. Many special memories were made at the ranch; It is definitely where Marlies developed her love of nature and animals. She attended public school in Heinz from grades 1-12, from where she graduated in 1962 as a class 12 reliever. She attended and graduated from Capital Business College in Bismarck and began working for ND in the tax department.

Marlies met the love of her life, Donald Lindemann, while attending college in Bismarck. They were united in marriage on October 5, 1963 in the ecclesiastical rectory of Our Savior Lutheran Church, as the church had not yet been built. Marlies and Dawn welcomed two children, a daughter and a son. The Marlies and Don worked hard to provide a great life for their family. Marlys has worked for the State of ND for 36 years, primarily in the Department of Public Education, Child Nutrition and Food Distribution. The fond memories were of going to see my mom in her office at the Capitol, riding the elevators, and looking out of her office windows at the sky. Her co-workers were like family to her.

Being raised on a farm, Marlies knew the values ​​of hard work and not complaining. She was an expert at many things: cooking, baking, gardening, canning, tailoring, and dressmaking. She had a green thumb like no other. She worked hard to pass on these skills to her children and grandchildren. She had the solution to any problem and never hesitated to help others when they needed it. Helping others was one of her greatest joys.

Her butler’s heart kept very busy after she retired in 2003. Marlies and Dawn were active members of RSVPs (Retired Volunteer Program) and Open Your Heart. Marlies donated blood regularly, even reaching the two-gallon mark. Their loyal Lutheran church community was a very important part of the Marlies’ life. She was an active member of the Altar Guild, the Funeral Committee, the Quilting Group (which made quilts for children and for special occasions for church members), the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society, and the Flower Committee, as well as constantly helping to count and record church offerings, cooking and baking for events such as Builders for Christ, Dining, Bible Studies, Lenten meals, and for the kids at Little Lambs daytime. She was always there to help with church cleaning days, take care of plants and flowers, and make crafts/decorations for annual church events such as Valentine’s Dinner, Advent for Women, and Trunk & Treat. She was an active employee and volunteer at the church’s childcare program, Little Lambs Learning Center. She worked in the infant and toddler room and would swing/feed/play with the babies whenever needed. She has also done laundry/folded infant laundry/babysitting and picks up the weekly food order from Sam’s Club, where she delivers and puts all items away. She cooked meals and snacks for the children, and also made curtains for the nursery windows. The nursery children loved her homemade muffins so much that Marlys was affectionately known as “Grandma’s Muffin”. My mom continued to serve her church even after her cancer diagnosis, as long as her health permitted.

As Marlise began her journey with cancer, she said, “I’m going to fight until I can’t, and if not, I’m willing to be with my savior!” Her faith has always been steadfast, even (and especially) during the most difficult days. Her relationship with Christ was an inspiration to those who loved her.

Marlies deeply loved each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was constantly supporting and praying for them. She remained active in the lives of her seven grandchildren, being there for every game, concert, and special event, and was incredibly proud of each and every one of them. Each of her grandchildren enjoys a close and personal relationship with her, and will miss her presence in their lives deeply.

Marlies is survived by her husband by 59 years; daughter, Shelly (Darren) Roche, Bismarck, Brent (Joan) Lindemann, Kildare; The Grandchildren, Kelsey Roche, Minot, Tanner (Daniel) Roche, Bismarck, Kylie (Alan) Dobler, Lincoln, Lexi (Ethan) Birnbaum, Bismarck, Madison Roche, Fargo, Rachel Roche and her fiancé, Jacob Nestler, Bismarck, and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Alaina Joy, Avery Mae, Joan Grace, and baby due in July; two siblings, Donald (Laila) Mayer, Hettinger, and Leland (Marlene) Mayer, Redcliffe, Alberta; sisters-in-law Lavonne Meyer, Bismarck, and Janice Rumsfeld, Dickinson; Son-in-law of Daryl Lindemann, Dickinson, and many beloved nephews and nephews.

It was preceded by the death of her parents; Brother Albert Meyer, and his baby brother.