Obit: Lindow, Merlin Charles (1932 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Lindow, Seehafer, Scheuer, Olson, Lipscy, Schnabel, Gault, Hoffman, Ruegseggar, Anderson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/18/2015

Lindow, Merlin Charles (21 October 1932 - 14 November 2015)

Merlin Lindow, 83, of Neillsville was welcomed into the arms of the Lord Nov. 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Merlin Charles Lindow was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Chili, the son of Raymond and Rose (Seehafer) Lindow. He loved competing in sports. He was a Golden Glove Boxing Champion. He was a 1950 graduate of Marshfield Senior High and lettered in football, baseball and basketball.

March 1, 1952, he married Florence Scheuer. They began their married life on his father’s farm for eight years and then purchased the Penguin Drive Inn, which they owned for two years before entering the bar and supper club business. Together they operated the Pink Pony Bar, Wildcat and Riviera Supper Clubs and the Blue Mule Bar, formerly the Silver Dome, in Neillsville. He had a great sense of humor; everyone enjoyed him when he was tending the bar.

Hunting was a great part of his life. He loved to hunt raccoon, fox, coyote and bear with family and friends. He was also an avid deer hunter, never missing one day of hunting season from the age of 16 to 80 years of age. He served 20 years as a delegate for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress on the bear and big game committee. His presence in the community will be greatly missed.

Merlin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Florence; three daughters and their families: Marilyn (Dick) Olson, Bonnie (Steve) Lipscy and Brenda Schnabel (friend Scott); six grandchildren: Jake (Tonya) and Becky, Dawn (Aaron) and Ryan (Melinda), Cole and Dana (Scott); great-grandchildren: Nolan, Gunner, Brynn, Kade, Ervin and Hazel Rose to be born in January 2016; four step-great-grandchildren: Michael, Brett, Andrew and Kaylee. He is also survived by one brother and sister-ion-law, Wallace and Virginia Lindow, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at the Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Chad Anderson officiating and Mary Ruegseggar, soloist. Dinner will follow at the church. He will be cremated and laid to rest at the Neillsville City Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gesche Funeral Home, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and two hours before the services at the church.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Merlie’s family with funeral arrangements.



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