May 21, 1921 — Aug. 7, 2012
Howard O. Lindner went to be with the Lord and “his girl” Irene on Aug. 7, 2012. He was born in Wilmar, Minn., to Henry and Olga Lindner, the oldest of nine children. He joined the Navy when World War II started. He was a landing craft pilot taking thousands of troops from the ship to the beaches of Italy, Sicily, Africa, Turkey and the South Pacific. He had three landing crafts sunk in battle.
While on leave in San Francisco, Howard went to a dance on April 25, 1946. There he met the love of his life, Irene, who was there celebrating her birthday. They were married five months later and were married for 65 years. They had one son, Barry. Howard and Irene were always together and enjoyed traveling, camping, Jeeping and fishing. They were the happiest when they could take their two granddaughters Sarah and Emily on their adventures. Whether it was camping and fishing at Ice House or seeing all the sights in Yellowstone and Minn, they loved taking the girls wherever they went.
Howard was preceded in death by Irene and his brothers, Ken, Bud and Laurel. He is survived by his son, Barry (Linda); granddaughters, Sarah and Emily (Bericah); great-grandson, Qoltae; great-graddaughter, Zoe; brothers, Eldon and Ron; and sisters, Mita, Myrna and Ruth.
A celebration of Howard and Irene’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville.