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Betty (Bildhauer) LindnerDecember 14, 1919 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 97)
Betty (Bildhauer) Lindner, 97, of La Salle, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017 in Heritage Healthcare in Peru.
Mass of Christian burial will be 3:00 PM Monday in St. Patrick’s Church in La Salle with Rev. John Harth, her godson officiating. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation will be in the church on Monday from 1:30 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling her arrangements.
Mrs. Lindner was born in La Salle on December 14, 1919 to Mathias and Mary (Koplenik) Bildhauer. She attended La Salle-Peru High School. She married George “Gig” Lindner on November 18, 1939 in St. Roch’s Church in La Salle.
Betty was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, where she had been active in St. Ann’s Sodality and Ladies of Charity. She was also a member for over 50 years of the Catholic Daughters of the America’s. She was also a member of LP Elkettes and American Legion Auxiliary. She had been a former Girl Scout leader and volunteered at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in La Salle for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, bus trips to the gambling boat and watching the Cubs. Betty worked at Westclox, L-P cafeteria, Walgreens, and Blakeley’s Department Store until it closed.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Chuck) Loebach of Granville; granddaughters, Heidi and Becky Loebach; her twin sister Dorothty Kolanowski; many nieces and nephews and a son.
She was preceded in death by her husband George on March 15, 1990, a daughter Mary Beth in infancy, one brother Mathias Bildhauer, four sisters, Mary “Mitz” Piletic, Agnes Harth, Josephine Brongel and Jane McConnell.
Pallbearers will be Bill Rogowski, Jim Dellinger, Mel and Phil Harth, Larry Loebach, Dave Weiden and Christopher Stillson.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.