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Richard Gene Lindeman

November 19, 1946 — May 15, 2022

Richard G. Lindeman of Cozad passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Meadowlark Pointe Assisted Living at the age of 75. Rich was born November 19, 1946 at Lexington, Nebraska to Lewis and Evelyn (Bunde) Lindeman. He grew up in Cozad, Nebraska and graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1965. He married Nancy Clark in April of 1967 at the Lexington Presbyterian Church. Rich was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1967 during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. Following his honorable discharge, Rich returned to his family in Cozad. He drove truck for Rainbow Bread and worked at F & S Sausage until it closed. He then went on to work for Kenny Gerdes Concrete and as custodian and bus driver for Cozad City Schools until his retirement. Rich enjoyed trapping and fishing with his children, horse races in Grand Island and trips to Deadwood, South Dakota to play the slot machines. His pride and joy was his family. He wanted to be together with them all the time. He loved when they all gathered at holidays and made sure Christmas was extra special. Rich was a man of few words, but when he did speak, you had better be listening because it was going to be funny and worth hearing. Rich was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; and son in law, Chris McCurdy. Survivors include his son, Steve (Lori) Lindeman of Bennet, NE; daughters, Jacque (Matt) Yocom of Cozad and Jennifer (Beau) Robertson of Cozad; grandchildren, Lukas and Lauren Lindeman, Jorja and Jax Yocom, Ally and Kelsey Shotkoski and Maisey and Mack Robertson; sister, Jolene (Don) Kemp of Cozad; and many other extended family and friends. Special thank you to his Central Plains Home Health and Hospice Team for their amazing care.

Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kathy Gundell officiating. Burial will follow at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

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