Curt Lindauer

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Curt C. Lindauer, 88, of New Athens, IL, born January 26, 1931, in Belleville, IL, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Curt graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1948, and Washington University School of Law in 1954. He practiced law in Belleville for 50 years, specializing in Estate Planning and Estate Administration. He was an avid pilot and owned several airplanes over a period of 50 years. He maintained an airstrip and hangar adjacent to his home in New Athens for many years. He was a member of Chapter 64 of the Experimental Aircraft Association for more than 50 years and made many trips with his flying friends, visiting aviation museums in the United States and Europe.

Curt was a member of the Illinois Bar Association. He was a 60-year member of St. Clair Lodge #24 AF & AM and Belleville Lodge 36 IOOF. Curt also enjoyed many winters in Florida with his wife and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert “Bob” Lindauer; his parents, Curt C. Sr., and Louise, nee Brinkman, Lindauer; a sister Marilyn Francis; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Lucille McKinney; two brothers-in-law, John J. McKinney and Patrick McKinney; and a sister-in-law, Eileen McKinney Heidorn.

Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara, nee McKinney, Lindauer, whom he married on May 9, 1952;
two sons, Curt III (Jane Broeckling) Lindauer of Belleville, IL,
and Christopher (Patricia) Lindauer of New Athens, IL;
one daughter, Leslie Lindauer of O’Fallon, IL;
his daughter-in-law, Cathy Lindauer of St. Louis, MO;
nine grandchildren, Jennifer Cranny, Christin Bacharach,
Curt Lindauer IV, Lori Locke, Eric Lindauer,
Matthew Lindauer, Rachel Lindauer, Cole Mahat, and Haley Mahat;
eight great-grandchildren, Jacie Miller, Abra Miller, Noah Miller,
Jamie Locke, Caleb Locke, Curt Lindauer V,
Maverick Lindauer, and Axel Lindauer;
one brother-in-law, Robert Francis;
two sisters-in-law, Susan Aldrich and Marilyn Steigerwald;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Athens, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Robert Koch officiating.

In keeping with Curt’s wishes, cremation will follow the service and a private burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery, New Athens, IL, at a later date.


12 Comments on Curt Lindauer

John Butler said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2023 at 5:01 AM

My wife was Curt’s secretary for a time in the 80s. He took me for a flight in his biplane. It scared the liver out of me! He was a kind man.

  • South Williamsport
  • PA
Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2019 at 2:22 AM

A little late but I was sorry to see where Curt passed away. Even though I was a Democrat he was always so kind to me and appreciated my work. He was truly a first class person..

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Lou Flood said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2019 at 11:54 PM

Barb, so sorry for your loss. Lou Flood

  • St Louis
  • MO
Gregory Voss said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2019 at 5:42 AM

I enjoyed talking to Mr. Lindauer at St. Paul's and attending music events with Mr. and Mrs. Lindauer. They are kind people.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Patty Henry Gillum said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2019 at 9:39 PM

Barb, so sorry for your loss Patty

  • Shiloh
  • il
Kent Ohlendorf said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2019 at 1:47 AM

Please Accept our Deepest Condolences on the loss of your Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Our Prayers go out to the Lindauer Family. Kent & Debbie Ohlendorf

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Len & Carol Bueckman said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2019 at 6:10 PM

Barb and family, Please accept our sympathy. Curt was a wonderful man. We enjoyed good times in his company at Fl. Sorry we couldn’t be at the visitation, since we are at our daughter’s in Wisconsin.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Angela M Oates said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Curt was a second father to me when i did or said, something wrong he corrected me instantly. He was one of the most influential person's, that i knew and became to love dearly. I was his ANGEL AND HE WAS PRINCE. I loved him from the bottom of my heart, and always will. He kept you laughing even when you didn't want to. He will be truly missed love your Mr. C. Lindauer.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Nadine said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Chris, Patty & Family, My heartfelt sympathy, thoughts & prayers are with you. The death of ones Father is a deep & enduring loss. Know that I hold you close to my heart during this time.

  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado
Mr&Mrs. Albert J. JACKSON said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Please Accept our Deepest Condolences on the loss of your Beloved Husband, Father. Our hearts and Prayers go out to the Lindauer Family

  • Villa Ridge
  • Mo
Tina Hanser said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2019 at 2:48 AM

My deepest sympathies go out to all of you. He was an amazing man loved chatting with him made my heart full to see him smile when he saw me.Hugs and prayers sent your way.

  • Barnhart
  • Missouri
Sister Christianne said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2019 at 11:07 PM

My prayers are with your family and I wish eternal peace for your husband and dad and inner peace for each of you .

  • St. Louis
  • MO

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