MADISON - Frank C. Lindl, age 85, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at his home. He was born in Milwaukee, Aug. 30, 1921, the son of Frank and Julia (Wimmer) Lindl. He attended Riverside High School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he volunteered to go into the U.S. Army. After training he was sent down to safeguard the Panama Canal and was the Post Sergeant Major for four years. After returning home he was among the G.I.'s who swarmed the campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Frank earned his master's degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1949 and pursued a teaching career. He taught at Madison Area Technical College and was in the Madison School District for 39 years. He taught at Central High School, started the Art Department at Lafollette High School, was assistant principal at West High School and ended his career as Fine Arts Coordinator. Frank enjoyed coaching football, wrestling and tennis. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his produce with friends, family and neighbors. Frank was noted for his tomatoes, fruit trees, wine, cooking, picture framing and his humor. He was a founding member of St. Maria Goretti Church and Friendship Force of Wisconsin. Survivors include his wife, whom he married 60 years ago, Margo; his children, Dennis (Yvonne), Beth Lindl (David Drake), Barbara DeJongh (Kurt) and John (Cyndi); grandchildren, Bryan, Abbie, Rachel and Molly; and two sisters, Anita and Betty. He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Jamie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARIA GORETTI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5313 Flad Ave., Madison, on Friday, June 8, 2007, at 11 a.m. Monsignor Michael Burke will officiate with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Friendship Force of Wisconsin, St. Maria Goretti Parish and Parkinson's research. A special thanks to caregivers, So and Dave and all of the people at HospiceCare. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 7, 2007
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