Redlin Funeral Home

Marion I. Lindenau , Age 91

April 18, 1928 --March 04, 2020

Marion I. Lindenau, age 91, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at St. Clare Hospital with family by her side. Marion was born April 18, 1928 to Carl and Clary (Danielsdotter) Carlson in Chicago, Illinois.

Marion lost her parents at age 4 and started living at Childrens Lutheran Home in Chicago along with her three siblings. At age 16 she became a nanny for Dr. Joseph Sittler, a well know Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago. At age 18 she went to work at Bell Telephone Company in Chicago. It was during her time working at the phone company she was introduced to Robert Lindenau who would become her future husband. They wed on Sept. 8, 1951 and relocated to start their lives in Wisconsin. At age 31 Marion was diagnosed with MS which was a challenge but it did not deter her and Robert from living an active and exciting life. She recently said, Ive had a long life and a great life.

Survivors include her children, Karen (James) Evenson of Baraboo, Scott (Susan) Lindenau of Aspen, CO, and Steven Lindenau of Middleton, WI; four grandsons, Erik, Nicholas, Boris and Rem Lindenau as well as many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and her siblings, Elaine, Ruth, Norman.

Per Marions wishes there is no planned formal funeral service. The family will come together to celebrate a life well lived at a later date.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and providers at St. Clare Hospital who took care of Marion in her final days, and everyone at Oak Park Place including all the staff and good friends that she made while she lived there.


Mary Beth Lewison March 06, 2020

friend Madison , Wisconsin

My condolences to the Lindenau family, in particular to Steve. I am sorry for your loss. Losing one's mother leave a hole in your heart. She sounds like a great lady. Fondly, Mary Beth

Marlene powell March 05, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

God bless you and your family at this time. Prayers for you with love and friendship. Marlene

Tom Mowbray March 07, 2020

Old family friend Park Falls , Wisconsin

Scott, Steve and Karen Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. It's been a very long time since you lived in Janesville, but I have very good memories of your time there. Take care, Tom Mowbray