June 23, 1938 – Thursday, January 12, 2012
United Methodist Church in Buffalo
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
AT THE CHURCH
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
1:00 P.M. until time of Servic
Lynden Charles ‘Lindy’ McLain, age 73, of Buffalo passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at his home.
He was born on June 23, 1938 in Renville County, the son of Arlyn & Ruth Eggert McLain
Lindy graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1956 and later attended Mankato State University for two years. He played baseball as a kid and in high school, and then town ball for the Hutchinson Hornets. He was a left-handed junk ball pitcher.
Lindy honorably served his Country in The United State Army and was a proud paratrooper in The 82nd Airborne Division.
On September 4TH 1965 Lindy married his best friend, Dianne Soule, in Madison South Dakota, and over the years raised three children together.
Lindy was a former business owner in Hutchinson and later a banker at First State Federal in Buffalo, where he was also the branch manager.
Lindy was a faithful member of The United Methodist Church in Buffalo where he served as Lay Leader, He was involved in the
formation of The Men’s Club and served on the Finance Committee.
Lindy was also past President of The Buffalo Rotary Club, past President of The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, a Master of The Masonic
Blue Lodge and participated in many other civic activities over the years.
Lindy was a woodworker at heart and truly enjoyed creating many beautiful pieces of furniture. After his retirement, he happily spent a few years building Grandfather Clocks at Kuempel Clock and Chime Company in Deephaven.
Family meant everything to Lindy and he lived his life by example. He loved Dianne and was a very devoted Dad and Grandpa. He always had time to listen and would help anyone in any way he could.
He loved spending time with his family at the cabin, and will also be remembered as an inspiration to many in little guy football and baseball.
Lindy was a very compassionate person who took pride in Buffalo and will be greatly missed by his family, many friends, neighbors, Church
Community and Civic Groups. This special man was one-of-a-kind and he lived his life well.
Sleep Well, Grampa. We Love You.
Lindy is survived by his loving wife of forty six years, Dianne; his children: Jennifer McLain Bahr, Jeremy (Tom) Rupprecht and Luke
(Erin) McLain; grandchildren: Elise (fiance Kevin), Jack, Brenna, Lauren, Ella, Zoe & Connor; a sister: Sandra (Matt) Knott; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: DeEtta Nelson, Doug (Linda) Soule and Dick (Lois) Soule; one niece, six nephews; family friend: Ted; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dale and his father-in-law & mother-in-law: Harold & Idoris Soule.
A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 3:00 P.M. at The United Methodist Church in Buffalo. Pastor Jef Olson will officiate.
A visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, January 17th from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.