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Pauline A. Lindgren

Pauline A. Lindgren Pauline Adelle (Brown) Lindgren, 97, was born December 7, 1921, in Kelso, Kansas, to Alva Charles and Mary Alice (Pattison) Brown.

She was the second of four children, and grew up on a farm near Council Grove, Kansas. During WWII, Pauline was the director of rationing in Morris County, KS. Following the war, she married Lawrence Lindgren, and had 3 daughters.

Pauline strongly valued education, and returned to college while raising three teenage daughters. She graduated from KSU with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 1974. She was an avid bridge player, and was active in several groups, including Domestic Science (AAUW), Creative Cookery, and Investment Club. She also valued her long-time membership to the First Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. She and Larry enjoyed travelling, and spent many years sightseeing throughout the USA and Europe. Pauline will be missed for her loyalty and her love of family and friends. Her family will miss her ever-present cinnamon rolls.

Pauline believed her generation (“The Greatest Generation”) had lived during the best of times in the United States, and had wonderful stories to tell about her youth and history, as well as her appreciation of the opportunities, the freedoms, and the high standard of living available in this country.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lindgren, and one daughter, Sandra Keppel.

She is survived by her eldest son-in-law, Bob Keppel of Seattle, WA, daughter Jan Pendergrass of Wilmington, NC, and daughter Debra (and Tim) Wigger, of Shawnee, KS. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community for 19 years of good health, good friends, and excellent care.

Services will be held at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, on Thursday, February 28. Visitation will begin at 9:30, the Service at 10:30, followed by internment at Sunrise Cemetery. A reception will be held in the “Community Room” at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, 2121 Meadowlark Rd, from 12:00-1:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to the charity of your choice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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