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Audrey Eleanor Lindemann

Obituary Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

Adventurer, daredevil, athlete, animal lover, artist, connoisseur of ice cream, coffee, artichokes, and fog,

Audrey Eleanor Lindemann,"Sis," age 92 passed away at Friendship Health and Rehab, Cleveland, Ga. on March 19, 2018.

Born in San Francisco, California. September 24, 1925 to Everett Claude Johnson and Marie Anna (Von Bargen) Johnson. The youngest of three children, whose surname was later changed to "Heick" after their mother's re-marriage. Married April 19, 1947 to Herman Nicolaus Lindemann "Lindy" in Buffalo, New York. Predeceased by both parents, two brothers, Everett Hugh (Johnson) Heick, Albert James (Johnson) Heick, and her husband, Lindy. Survived by three children, Dale H. Lindemann (Carol), Susan M. Belden (Brad), Vicki A. Jordan (Tony), many grandchildren and great-grand children.

Because Audrey openly shared her memories, both good and bad, of growing up in San Francisco, we can easily see her:

...crouched on her roller skates, arms wrapped around her knees, racing down hills on streets that were lined with more sand dunes, than houses, then leaping over the grate at the bottom.

...proudly taking her place in the outfield, after being chosen for the neighborhood team, ahead of many of the boys.

...practicing forming sentences while belching out words in competition with her brother, Al.

...watching workers build the Golden Gate Bridge from her grandparents' rented home, then walking over the bridge with her mother and brothers, in homemade Spanish-style costumes for the opening ceremony.

...gracefully performing techniques she copied from Sonja Henie movies, while she skated and spun at local ice rinks.

...opening accounts for actors Greer Garson ("huge hat, pale skin, beautifully made-up and dressed") and Errol Flynn ("dissipated-looking") when she worked at Gump's.

...listening to her regular Sunday morning music program with her mother when they announced the bombing of Pearl Harbor, fearing for the welfare of her brother, who was stationed there.

...going to Mare Island Naval Hospital and catching her breath at the smell, as she got off the elevator on the floor where her brother and the other burn patients were treated.

...traveling across country with her mother to visit the families of the service people she met during the war, and then again with her in-laws-to-be, when she went to Buffalo to marry Lindy, one of those servicemen.

Tough and self-reliant, she followed Lindy to all the shore duty, kept the family safe while he was at sea and delighted in being a Navy wife.

She practiced and taught the skills she learned from her mother and grandparents, laughed boldly at jokes, and made many of her own.

Audrey's wisdom...

Never attempt to re-light the gas water heater without first airing out the room...if you wish to keep your eyebrows.

Thanks to you, Sis, we still have ours...and so much more.

Interment to be at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513

Cleveland Funeral Home, formally Alexander Funeral Home in Cleveland, Georgia is in Charge of arrangements. 
2721 Hwy. 129 S. Cleveland, Georgia 30528      706.865.1500 
Funeral Date
03/23/2018 at 10:34AM
Funeral Home
Cleveland Funeral Home