Dan W. Lindsey

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May 16, 1946 - August 5, 2020
Born in Olney, IL
Resided in Lake St. Louis, MO

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Dan W. Lindsey of Lake St. Louis, MO, passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Cooley and his infant son, Roy Wiles Lindsey.

Dan is survived by his beloved wife, Joanna Lindsey, his children, Ben Lindsey and  Jason (Abby) Lindsey; his siblings, Suellyn Garner and Ronald Lindsey; and he was a dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Dan served in the United States Army. He dedicated over 30 years as a corporate pilot for Emerson. Dan was an outdoorsman who spent every second he could out in nature and enjoying his days fishing or camping. He had a real talent for music and though he was fantastic on the piano or drums, Dan could play any instrument you put in front of him. His hardworking, caring nature was an inspiration to his family, and, above everything, he treasured the time he spent with his sons and loved ones. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions in Dan’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family would like to invite you to watch the service online on August 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm, Click here to view.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Andrew Pawloski August 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I will truly miss taking care of Dan. He was a very kind man and will be missed my many. My prayers and deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him. Rest in peace, Buddy.

  2. Ron Lindsey August 6, 2020 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great memories brother Dan.
    I will always remember your fantastic music ability and your compassion for others.
    You will be missed by many.
    Love you Brother

  3. Kelly Wise August 6, 2020 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    candle 3My deepest condolence to all the lives this incredible man has touched. Dan was my “BEST BUD” I feel so honored to have known him the last few years. I will truly miss this guy!!! RIP buddy!!

    • Suellyn Garner August 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      One of the bright lights of my life was extinguished with the death of my younger brother. He was loving, supportive and loyal all our lives. He was a devoted family man and a funny guy. We shared love for the piano. My condolences to Joanna, Ben Jason and Abby who are still my family.

  4. Carrie August 6, 2020 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    candle 8Dan the Man as I called you. Always nice and funny. You will be missed by all and my condolences go out to the family. RIP Dan.

  5. Randy Reed August 6, 2020 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I am deeply saddened by Dan’s passing. We became friends while flying for Air Illinois and remained friends over the many years since. He was my friend. I miss him.

  6. Max Borah August 6, 2020 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Dan was one of the best friends I ever had. Although I lived about 20 miles away we were together a lot both at school and on weekends. Over the years we have laughed and laughed at the many things we did during those growing up years. Every time I hear Moonlight Sonata I can still see Dan playing it on my mom’s old upright 88.There are not enough good things to say about Dan. Rest in peace my friend, I will miss you. Max Borah

  7. Jim Lee August 6, 2020 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    candle 7I was a college roommate with Dan and Terry Knox in Carbondale for a season. We were all going to SIU aviation school together and preparing for our futures. Wee kept up with each other for a while after Carbondale but after awhile we lost touch with each other. I think we talked once many years out of school when he was working at ATC but he lived way South and I lived way north and we never got together to my regret. I will never forget Dan… His sense of humor and the time we spent together as roommates. I send my condolences to the family. He was such a good guy.

  8. Wendy Lindsey Francis August 6, 2020 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    candle 8I couldn’t have asked for a better uncle or sitter. My entire life is splattered with memories of time with you! West grove. Carbondale. Willow Street. Spudnuts. Air Illinois. Edwardsville. And even in MN! I’ve been blessed. Funny. Light-hearted. Sincere! Your drums in our living room and so much more!! And I love the stories of you and my dad and rusty screens! Until we meet again…… I love you uncle Dan!!!! Wendy xo

  9. Mary Deak August 7, 2020 at 4:20 am - Reply

    candle 1My Condolences and Prayers to his Family and Friends. It was a pleasure to help take care of you these past 6 months, you will truly be missed. May you Rest in Paradise.

  10. Jeana Amos August 7, 2020 at 5:23 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed working with Dan. He had a gentle soul and his smile would light up the room. I am going to miss you very much. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Dan.

  11. Randy Grant August 7, 2020 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Enjoyed the many times we flew together at Air Illinois and we kept in touch after he left for Emerson. He will be missed. My wife and I attend the same church here in De Soto , IL. that Dan and Joanna were married in. God Bless the family.

  12. John August 7, 2020 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Mr. Lindsay was a wonderful guy will miss him dearly. Was always fun to be around. I thought I was in big trouble with him when I was a kid and put a hole in the kitchen floor but got the opposite reaction we both laughed at it. He was that type of guy never let things get to him and kept a positive attitude. I will miss you Mr. Lindsay.

  13. John August 7, 2020 at 6:39 am - Reply

    I will miss you Mr Lindsay wonderful guy. I will always remember the time when I was younger and accidentlly put a hole in the kitchen floor I thought for sure you were going to get me big time but got the opposite reaction we both laughed about it and moved on. He was that type of guy a kind hearted forgiving person. I am saddened to hear about you moving on and will miss your laughter.

  14. Sherra Witt August 7, 2020 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Joanna and all

    So sorry for your loss. Dan was a great husband, dad and member of the “Witt” family. We all have lots of good memories to cherish.


  15. John Hines August 8, 2020 at 7:36 am - Reply

    I am saddened by the news of Dan’s passing, he was a good and true friend. He was kind and intelligent and a hard worker, he loved his wife and sons and was proud of them. The world is a smaller place without him.

  16. Tony Del Vecchio August 8, 2020 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Dan was a good friend and great co worker. Truly missed.

  17. Linda Wojciechowski August 8, 2020 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to the family. We worked together at Emerson and he was a great guy. Always a ready smile and desire to be helpful

  18. Dave Boyd August 10, 2020 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I had spent a lot of time with Dan flying together. He taught me so much about the passion we shared in flying. We had many hours of memorable conversations about fishing, boats, army days, and of course his family. HI loved Joanna and his boys without measure. You will be missed DWL.

  19. Rick Ramin August 10, 2020 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Just a great guy, not to mention very smart. I will miss you DWL

  20. Robert Brummett August 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through the footless halls of air.
    Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
    I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high un-trespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    God Bless Dan

  21. Maria and Erik Reedstrom August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am - Reply

    candle 8Our deepest condolences to the family. We feel privileged to have met Dan, he was a wonderful man and we will remember him fondly. Thinking of you all today. With love from the Reedstroms in Fl.

  22. Ron Collins and family August 11, 2020 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Thinking of you all. A time of loss but also a time to celebrate a life and a future with Christ. Best to all.

  23. Josh Garner August 11, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    candle 7RIP Uncle Dan! Thank you for inspiring me to become a pilot and literally to soar! I will miss all of our conversations about flying and all of your wisdom, guidance and support! You are missed and loved more than you can know. Thanks for all the great memories and stories. I love you, Uncle Dan!

  24. Wayne McCosker August 11, 2020 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Joanna, Ben and Jason,

    So sorry for your loss. Dan was a great person and friend. RIP Dano

  25. Josh Garner August 11, 2020 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    candle 7RIP Uncle Dan! Thank you inspiring me to fly! I will miss our conversations and debates over aviation, your words of wisdom and your guidance and advice as I built my career and grew into an adult. I love you!

  26. Terry Knox August 11, 2020 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I first met Dan in the mid 1960’s as we were both students at SIU Carbondale Aviation Technology and later as roommates as we lived together in a trailer on the north side of town. So many memories of Dan playing the piano, going to Spudnuts, which Ron, his brother owned, and helping him get his Aviation ratings as I instructed at Aeroflte at the Williamson county airport in Marion, Illinois. Even with his poor eyesight he was able to achieve his goal and love of flying for a living. I am so happy that I will always share the memories of your mom and dad. Thank you so much for having the service for your father online so we could all be there together in spirit. May God bless you all.

  27. Junior August 17, 2020 at 2:04 pm - Reply
  28. Ken & Patty Caldwell. September 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Just happened to be looking up Dan to give him a call when I saw his obit. Surprised and disappointed that I lost and old trusted friend. So sorry Joanna!

  29. Ken and Patty Caldwell September 4, 2020 at 10:02 am - Reply

    candle 2Joanna, Ben and Jason…so sorry for your loss. Such fond memories of our Aberdeen days. Our boat trip was great memories too. Dan was a great guy. Ken and Patty Caldwell, Angie and Danny

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