Kenneth R. Lindenau, 79

Kenneth Raymond Lindenau, 79, of Linfield, PA. Ken was born in Chicago on May 4th, 1944, the son of the late Raymond and Irene (nee Jajko). He died Dec. 5th peacefully at home. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Pat (Bourke) and daughters Laura Sheppard (Bruce) of York, PA, Lisa McGuigan (John) of Phoenixville, PA, and 5 grandchildren and their children: Ashley Sheppard (Andrew McKairnes) and their sons Connor and Calvin, Abby Sheppard (Colby Lyle) and their daughter Remi, and Katherine, Julia, and Sean McGuigan.

Ken worked in direct mail advertising and he and Pat moved numerous times for his work. They raised their daughters in York, PA and then moved to Richmond, VA in 1988, then back to south-central Pennsylvania, then to Cleveland in 1993, back to Richmond in 1998, and finally to Linfield/Limerick in 2006.

Ken enjoyed cruises and travel, good wine and cold beer, and was a “foodie” who loved eating out. He was an accomplished grill-master. During the summer you could often find him grilling and listening to music from The Eagles, one of his favorite bands. He loved other great music from the 70s, such as The Moody Blues, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt. His tastes were eclectic though, since his collection includes Styx, Elvis, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Ken’s dad was a mechanic, so perhaps from that he had a love of cars. He got a new car every 2 – 3 years and justified it by saying that he never had to worry about maintenance issues with any of them. His favorite car? Great question … probably the next one!

Ken was a fun-loving dad and grandpa who enjoyed seeing his grandchildren in their various activities. He attended plays, basketball games, baseball games, and dance recitals.

In retirement Ken worked on his golf game, served on his HOA board as president, and wrote to numerous company CEOs to point out the bad (and sometimes good when it happened) encounters with their companies.

He was lucky enough to see the Chicago Bears win SuperBowl XX in 1986, and never gave up hope that they would win again.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St. Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

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Lisa, May the Lord wrap you and your family in His loving and peace-filled embrace. Nothing truly prepares us for the loss of a parent…. Hugs to you.

~ Joyce Turner York, PA
12/8/2023 8:43:36 PM

I will miss seeing him do gardening and grilling in the garage!

~ Helena Deegan
12/8/2023 4:14:55 PM

I’m so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing . Such good memories with all of us growing up together. He was a big part of my memories and fun times .
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tough time . ??

~ Cheryl Dominowski
12/8/2023 2:52:29 PM