Farming Rural 17

Leta Jewell Lindauer

December 30, 1934 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 86)


Leta Jewell Lindauer, age 86, longtime Brule resident, passed away, Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. 

Leta was born December 30, 1934 in Pueblo, Colorado to Dan and Ovie (Lasater) Garrett.

She attended grade school in Pueblo and Loveland, Colorado and graduated with the class of 1953 in Loveland, Colorado. 

On October 12, 1958, Leta was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Lindauer at Denver, Colorado. The couple resided at Ogallala two years before moving to the family farm in 1960. 

Leta was the mother of three children: David (deceased), Janean, and Dana.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she served on several boards. Leta was a member of the Ogallala Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 142 and was a Past Bethel Guardian of Job's Daughters Bethel 21. 

Leta served several years on the Keith County Election Board and served several years as a volunteer for  the Keith County Blood Mobile. She served on the Sunnyslope District #14 School Board and was a 4-H leader. 

She became a collector of nutcrackers and had a collection of over 200 nutcrackers. 

Leta is survived by; 1 daughter, Janean Lindauer, of Brule; 1 son, Dana Lindauer, of Englewood, CO; sister-in-law, Marilyn Goltl, of Evergreen, CO; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Lindauer; her son, David Leland Lindauer; her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Charlie Barker; her brother-in-law, Walt Goltl; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Jo Lindauer; and many other relatives. 

A visitation will be held, Friday, March 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the Draucker Funeral Home Chapel with family greeting friends from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala, Nebraska with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. The service will include Eastern Star Rites rendered by the Ogallala Eastern Star Chapter 142.

Interment will be held in the Ogallala Cemetery in Ogallala, Nebraska. 

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A memorial has been established in her name to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. 

The family is requesting that masks are worn during the visitation and funeral. 

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala has been entrusted with arrangements.  

To send flowers to Leta's family, please visit our floral store.

Funeral Service


March 12, 2021

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Draucker Funeral Home
700 N. Spruce Street
Ogallala, NE 69153

Family Greeting Friends
March 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Draucker Funeral Home
700 N. Spruce Street
Ogallala, NE 69153

Funeral Service
March 13, 2021

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Ogallala

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