Charles Francis “Chuck” Lindauer | 1953 - 2013
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FLAG PRESENTATION – Sgt. John Rardin, left, presented a flag to William Lindauer in memory of Lindauer's son Charles Francis "Chuck" Lindauer, a Navy Veteran who died on Feb. 11 Chuck served with his younger brother, Rick, on the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Midway, and was a plane captain for the VA 93 Squadron. The service for Lindauer was held on Wednesday at Welcome Home Montrose in downtown Montrose. Seated next to William was Susie Lindauer, Charles's stepmother. (Photo by William Woody)
FLAG PRESENTATION – Sgt. John Rardin, left, presented a flag to William Lindauer in memory of Lindauer's son Charles Francis "Chuck" Lindauer, a Navy Veteran who died on Feb. 11 Chuck served with his younger brother, Rick, on the U.S. Aircraft Carrier Midway, and was a plane captain for the VA 93 Squadron. The service for Lindauer was held on Wednesday at Welcome Home Montrose in downtown Montrose. Seated next to William was Susie Lindauer, Charles's stepmother. (Photo by William Woody)
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“Chuck” Lindauer was a friend to many of us. In thinking back about our friend, I can’t help but smile. What a blessing to be able to laugh all the time and our friend Chuck could laugh. Chuck could laugh in times of hardship or in times of joy. He could laugh at problems and he could laugh at himself, which is a gift many of us do not possess.

Chuck made himself available to his friends when they needed help. He would showup with his old raggedy tool pouch to fix a boiler, or an electrical problem, or to wire a trailer, or to repair a hot tub, or to do a whole variety of things. Sometimes it seemed he could do just about anything that had to do with mechanics and plumbing. One look at his tool pouch and you would never think he could do the things he ultimately did do. Chuck was a man with a warm spirit and a genuine smile.

Chuck was a very talented individual. He went into the US Navy to be close with his younger brother Rick. They were both stationed on the Aircraft Carrier Midway. Chuck was a plane captain for the Squadron VA-93. He and Rick traveled all over the Far East while in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he worked for United Air in Denver as a baggage carrier. Later, Chuck founded Flamingo Pools and Spas in Denver. This became a family business with his brothers, Bill and Rick joining the company with Chuck. When Chuck moved to Telluride, he opened Flamingo Pools and Spas of Telluride.

Chuck is survived by his father, William Eugene Lindauer I, St. George, Utah, brother’s, William Eugene Lindauer II, Denver, Colorado and Richard Brian Lindauer, Charleston, South Carolina, and sister, Stacy Lynn Wise, Denver, Colorado.

Services will be provided by Valley Lawn Funeral Home in Montrose, Colorado (970) 249-4400. There will be a memorial service in Montrose on Wednesday, 10AM, February 20th at Welcome Home Montrose-Warrior Source Center, 11 So. Park, Suite A, Montrose, Colorado. He will be buried at Fort Logan Military Cemetary in Denver.

We miss you our good friend!

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