Harry Edward Lindhorst, 89, passed away peacefully on October 21st in Lexington Missouri, surrounded by his family.
He was born in St. Louis, MO on July 11th, 1929 to Mary Alma Elliot Lindhorst and Harry Edward Lindhorst Sr. He spent most of his childhood in Monroe City, MO. In 1946, at age 17, he enlisted in the Navy after graduating from Holy Rosary Catholic School. He served for 4 years on the USS Washburn traveling to Alaska, China and Panama.
While in the Navy he married Dena Williams on December 26th, 1949 at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Indian Creek, MO.
After leaving the Navy, Harry earned a degree in Business from Northeast Missouri State (now Truman State University In Kirksville), and earned his Master's degree from the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
He worked briefly for MetLife before becoming a longtime employee of Bank of America in Lexington, Missouri.
Harry was known for being a banker who cared about helping people.
In Lexington he was active in local government, serving as a councilman and mayor pro tem. Harry was a member of the Elks, the VFW, the Lions Club and the American Legion and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He raised his four children, Paula, Terrence, Mark (Courtney) and Jay (Karen) and enjoyed his seven grandchildren Philip Kolster (Valerie), Erin Jones (Barry), Jay Kolster (Jessica), Alex Kolster (Katie), Anne Chatman (Marcus), Brendan Lindhorst (Malarie) and Patrick Lindhorst and his many great-grandchildren.
Harry is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dena, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his siblings (Mary Lou Hays of Quincy, IL, Delores Tramel (Paul) of Kahoka, Paul Lindhorst (Lynn) of Hannibal, and Regina Lindhorst of Kirksville, Pauline Quinn (sister-in-law) of Monroe City).
He was predeceased by his parents, his son-in-law Edward Kolster, daughters-in-law Sandy Lindhorst and Alicia Lindhorst, and his brother Frank Lindhorst.
A combined visitation and funeral will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lexington, Missouri on Friday, October 26, 2018 officiated by his nephew Father Mike Quinn and Father Deva Gudime. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 am and the service will be at 10:30 am.
Arrangements can found at: <https://www.nadlerfullerfh.com/obituaries/
Harry will be laid to rest at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO following the service.
The family requests memorials be sent to the Immaculate Conception Altar Society in Lexington or Holy Rosary School in Monroe City.