Obituary: Arnold Lindaman


Memorial services for Arnold D. Lindaman, 85, of Davenport, will be 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge, Iowa. The family requests that masks be worn at all times. Family will greet friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the church.

Inurnment will take place at Mt. Joy Cemetery, Park View, at a later date.

Arnold passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Arnold was born on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1936 in Marshalltown, the son of Jacob and Esther (Oelmann) Lindaman. He married Lois Jane Peltz on Oct. 5, 1963, in New Hampton. 

He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Dubuque, master’s degree at the University of Iowa, and PhD at Iowa State University.

He was hired by the late superintendent Mel Heiler as curriculum director for the North Scott School District in 1978, and later served as assistant superintendent until 1989 when he became principal of Horace Mann Lab School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., in addition to teaching education classes. He and Lois moved to Coralville, in 2003, and returned to Eldridge in 2010.

He was a member of the Rotary Club of North Scott, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Education Association (NEA), Countryside Community Theatre, and the National Association of Lab Schools.

He enjoyed gardening, education, Iowa football and North Scott High School football. During his years in Eldridge, he played Captain Von Trapp in Countryside Community Theatre's "The Sound of Music."

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Davenport, sons; Kevin (Libby Starling) Dutcher of St. Paul, Minn., David Lindaman of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Matthew (Tracy) Lindaman of Eldridge, Brian Lindaman of Chico, Calif., 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a brother; Warren Lindaman of Wellsburg. He is also survived by Cindy Corwin, Greg Lindaman, Darla Nederhoff, Barb Curran and Dick and Rita Peltz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jack Lindaman.

Memorials may be directed to  Genesis Hospice.

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