Robert "Lindy" Raymond Lenhart, 91, died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook.
He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in McCook to Amelia (Maul) and Henry Lenhart. He attended West Ward, McCook High School, McCook Junior College and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree at Wayne State College. He took great pride serving four years in active duty with the U.S. Army in Germany for the 69th Infantry during World War II.
In 1948, he married Kathyrn Ileen Downs. To this union two daughters were born, Becky and Lisa. He worked at the McCook Ice Cream Co., International Harvester and retired from the Burlington Northern Railroad after 32 years as a conductor.
Lindy never knew a stranger and always had many jokes for them. His biggest love in his lifetime was his wife, Ileen of 61 years, his two daughters, Becky and Lisa, his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amelia and Henry; one brother, Henry "Hank" Lenhart; sisters, Marie Aynes, Rachael Lenhart, Elizabeth McDill, Florence McDonald and Hannah Sloniker.
Survivors include his wife, Ileen (Downs) Lenhart; two daughters, Becky and husband, Ron Berry of Imperial and Lisa and husband, Gaylin Prior of Hastings; five grandchildren, Stacy and husband, Dan Leibhart of Imperial, Kevin Berry and wife, Heidi of Spokane, Wash., Jenny Prior, Aaron Prior and Evan Prior all of Lincoln; two great grandchildren, Katelyn and Brock Leibhart of Imperial.
Memorial services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at McCook Christian Church with Pastor Clark Bates officiating. Inurnment and graveside committal will follow with full military honors at Riverside Cemetery in McCook.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.