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Marlene R (Brodtmann) Lindemer, age 90 of St. Michael, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at her home on the evening of January 25, 2023.

She was born on May 24, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Ernest and Emma Brodtmann. Marlene graduated from St. Agnes school in St. Paul with the class of 1950.

On September 29, 1951, she was united in marriage to John Lindemer. They made their home in St. Paul while their family grew. So many memories were made in that home, three generations full. In 1998 they made the move to St. Michael, which was their forever home.

Marlene was known for her kind, patient and generous heart. She was employed as a Food Service Supervisor at The Home Of The Good Shephard and Mary’s Shelter until her retirement. She became involved in helping organize meals for the funeral luncheons at St Michael Church . She was so loving and forgiving; her faith was always present in her life and helped shape who she was as a person. Marlene had a great sense of humor.

She was the matriarch of her family and cherished being a grandma and great-grandma/Nana. Spending time with her family meant the world to her; she loved watching them grow. She shared her love of animals, cats specifically, with her whole family. Marlene loved to travel anywhere warm and enjoyed checking out local antique shops in her free time.

Marlene is preceded in death by her husband, John; children, Bruce Lindemer, Cindy Paulson, and Steve Lindemer; granddaughter, Cherry Offerosky; and sister, Betty Krone.

She is survived by her children, John (Barb) Lindemer, Vicki Reuteler, Becky (Peter) Koshenina, and Julia Lindemer; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); 2 brothers, Ernest and James Brodtmann; 2 sisters, Elaine Kennedy and Donna Birchem; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior (10:00 am) at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, Minnesota. Interment will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kim Martin

    My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you today and the days to follow. Keep your memories close and she will never be far away. Rest easy Mrs. Lindemer.

  2. Julie Brummond

    Julia and Nicole, my heart breaks for you. What a reunion she had in heaven! I loved seeing the posts about your visits. I could tell she had a wonderful sense of humor. Julia, you were blessed to have her as a Mom. May she rest in peace 🙏

  3. Dorine Rohe

    I worked with Marlene at the home of Good Shepard
    for 10 years and lived for a time west of her on Edmond Ave.She was a neat lady and we had alot of things in common.I thought of her often in the years since we parted.I learned alot of her family and how much she loved her kids.She will be missed by her family but lived a good long life.God will be good to her.Condolences to her family.

  4. Sue Gergen

    Thinking of you and your family. You are never ready to say goodbye to a parent, but know that Marlene/Mom/Grandma is at peace. Honor the ending of an incredible life. Death is hard, but it can also be a wonderful celebration. Peace to all of you.

  5. Jeanne Otis

    Vicki my heart and prayers go out to you and your family!I will always remember your Mom as my Mom’s friend and all the times we spent together with you all! Love and peace to you and the family Vicki!


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