NEW ULM — Louis “Louie” Lindmeyer Jr., age 66, of New Ulm, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Garrett Ahlers will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The visitation will continue 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH CHAPEL.
To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: www.mvfh.org
Louie is survived by his wife, LuAnn Lindmeyer of New Ulm; daughters, Amy (Dion) Muchow of Shakopee, Carisa (Darrin) Buegler of New Ulm; son, Justin (Jonie Rose) Lindmeyer of Mankato; grandchildren Karlie, Tyler, Leah, Jaxon, Avery, Mason; a sister, Sharon (Jerry) Portner of Crosby; a brother, Keith (Pam) Lindmeyer of Cloquet; sister-in-law Debra (Eric) Schaefer-Wieland and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Louis Allen Lindmeyer Jr. was born on May 21, 1951 in New Ulm to Louis and Doris (Clyne) Lindmeyer. He graduated from New Ulm High School in 1969, where he then went on to attend Mankato Vocational Technical College. Louie was united in marriage to the love of his life, LuAnn Schaefer, on December 17, 1970 in New Ulm. The couple shared over 47 years together and were blessed with three children, who they raised together. Louie spent his working career in the automotive industry. In 1972, he started at McKenzie Motors in New Ulm. Eventually, Louie became a co-owner at Wilke-Lindmeyer. After many years, ownership changed to Wilke-Block, and there Louie found his passion for selling auto parts. His final job change came with Wilke-Block becoming Jensen Motors, where Louie happily managed the Parts Department for over 28 years. When he was not working, Louie took great pride in tracing his genealogy and being an avid photographer. He was a founding member of the German-Bohemian Heritage Society, where he helped to get the German-Bohemian Immigrant statue erected at German Park. He also took many trips over to the Lindmeyer House in the Czech Republic, meeting much of his extended family. Above everything else, Louie truly treasured all the time he was able to spend with his wife, children, grandchildren, and many friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, blessed be his memory.