Marilyn Lou (Sorensen) Lindemann, 85, peacefully moved to her heavenly home on Oct. 6, 2018, surrounded by family.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1932, in Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Soren and Lenore Sorensen.
Fond memories of her childhood with her sister, Janice Brazil, in Arapahoe and the Danish community of Dannebrog, brought her peace and happiness throughout her life. She also lived in Oberlin, Hays, and Andover, Kansas, where her backyards became her sanctuary.
The yards were full of flower beds, blooming trees, vines and whimsical yard art, which complemented her sense of humor. She created her secret gardens to share with the birds, squirrels and her beloved Boston bull terriers. Marilyn found love and serenity in God’s word, nature, time with family, adventures with her friends, picnics in the park and the loyal companionship of her dog, Sissy.
Marilyn is survived by three children and their spouses, two grandchildren and a niece; Rocke and Eddie Lindemann, Polly and John Charleston, Troy, Kimberly, Luke and Elise Lindemann; all of Wichita, and Rojean Landwehr of Claremore, Oklahoma.
Marilyn retired from High Plains Mental Health Center, Hays, in 1998, where she worked as a mental health therapist, but her favorite job was her first, working as a soda jerk in her dad’s pharmacy.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Central Baptist Church, 7421 S.W. Church Road, Augusta, Kansas.
Gifts in Marilyn’s name will go to the Alzheimer Association, 1820 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67214 and the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, Andover, and an online guest book may be signed at www.heritageofandover.com