Richard A. Lindsey

July 5, 2012

Richard A. Lindsey 91a former Lafayette resident, died at 4:30 p.m. July 5, 2012 at his home in Indianapolis. Born March 3, 1921 in New York City, NY to the late Samuel and Anna (Schefferin) Levine. He married Linda (Flora) Marshall on February 13, 1982 in Moran, IN and she survives. Mr. Lindsey was a Purdue University Graduate with a BS degree in Economics. He lived in Lafayette for 44 years. He was an Academic Business Administrator for the Chemistry Department at Purdue University, working for 18 years and retiring in 1986. He worked postretirement with Purdue until his 83rd birthday. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served overseas in Guam during WWII. Mr. Lindsey was a member of the Day Spring Christian Ministries in Lafayette and past president for the Tippecanoe Shrine Club in Lafayette.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, July 8th from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the I.U. Hospice or Clinton County Cancer Fund, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Linda Lindsey of Indianapolis 2 Daughters: Anne Marie Lindsey of Arizona and Cara Linda Lindsey of Massachusetts 1 Son: Stephen E. Lindsey of Pittsburgh, PA 1 Step Son: Thomas L. Marshall of Indianapolis

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers.


11 Condolences for “Richard A. Lindsey”

  1. Vonda Dowell July 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Hello, Linda
    I was so very sorry to read about Dick’s passing. I’ve been retired myself for a little over a year now and often think about ‘the good ole days’ in the Chem Dept… which both you and Dick were a big part of! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family in this time of sorrow. You have my deepest sympathies, Vonda

  2. John Chapman & Nancy July 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    My deepest thoughts go out to you and your family at this time.
    Richard was the kindest man and you knew that better then any of
    us. He tried to help me advance at MMDC when I first met him in
    1998 at Purdue. You may not remember Nancy and I, but we met at
    some of the MMDC Christmas parties.
    Love in Christ, John Chapman

  3. John and Susan Reed July 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Linda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dick was so dear to our whole family and we are thinking of all the special times we have had with the both of you and realize how very much you will miss Dick. We will never forget Dick’s special philosophy of caring and Christian attitude. Love, John and Susan

  4. Bill & Dee Naylor July 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Our sympathy to all of Mr. Lindsey’s family and his wife, Linda. I knew Mr. Lindsey through employment at Purdue and, in fact, he hired me as a secretary in the Chemistry Department in the 1980’s. He was always very kind, always smiling and ready to help whenever he could. He was a good man and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  5. Cathy Brooks July 8, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear of Dick’s passing. May he rest in peace. I just remember him as being such a warm and gentle man during the times I worked with him. He was someone I will always remember. I am so sorry but I can’t be there to give you a hug but just know I will be thinking of you on Sunday and Monday. May you find peace and love during the time. Cathy Brook, Purdue University.

  6. Barb Scheumann July 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I was saddened to read of Dick’s passing without getting to say goodbye and tell him how thankful I am to have known him and worked with him. He was a true blessing. Such a gracious gentle man whom I was always glad to see. If only there were more in this world like him but I believe they must all be in heaven.
    He was proud of you and as he was to me, you were a gift to him Linda.

  7. Wilbur Darnell July 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Linda & family; Sorry for your loss. Over the years I have worked for many different people and Dick Lindsey was the best I ever worked for. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Michel & Pat Keller July 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. Dick was a very trusted friend and employee. He was willing to do anything I needed. I know he will be missed. We apologize for not making it to the visitation. God Be With You Linda and the children.

  9. Lynn Rider July 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Linda and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. It is good to know that you are with your family in Indianapolis. Lynn

  10. Kelli Hinton July 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Linda please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beloved husband, Dick. Please know I am thinking of you.

  11. Cary Cline July 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Linda, Tom, and Family
    Very sorry for your loss. Though I only met Dick a few times and had a few phone conversations, I know he was a wonderful man. From my experience, Dick was a thoughtful and kind man — he was a man you would want to call a friend!! You all have been in my prayers.

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