Jane (Niemeyer) Lindner, 75, of Winona, Minn., died peacefully Dec. 13, 2015, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona.
She was born in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Gerald and Iva Niemeyer. She graduated from Worthington High School in Worthington, Minn., and then attended and graduated with honors from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where she majored in German and music. She taught German in the Elgin Public Schools in Elgin, Ill.
Jane married Richard Lindner ‘63 on June 9, 1963, in Elgin, Ill.
Jane was an accomplished musician; a pianist, organist and trumpet player. She took great pleasure in composing sacred music for children's choir and music for organ. She especially loved teaching children--both the children's choir she directed and through private piano lessons. She was the organist at Faith Lutheran Church and played trumpet in the Winona Municipal Band and cornet in the Winona Brass Band. She was a great traveler and she and her husband enjoyed many trips together.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Lindner ‘63, her son David (Cheryl), Nashua, N.H.; daughter, Anne, Severna Park, Md.; grandchildren Sarah and Natalie, Nashua, N.H., and Jack and Andrew, Severna Park, Md.; and her sister, Darlene (Niemeyer) Larson ‘58, Alexandria, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Iva Niemeyer.
Funeral Services were held Dec. 15, 2015, Pastor Mark Dumke officiating at Faith Lutheran Church in Winona.
Memorials be directed to either St. Anne Extended Healthcare or Lutheran World Relief (http://lwr.org/), ( http://www.flcwinona.org/)