Karen Lindenmeyer Obituary

Karen Lindenmeyer

Karen Lauer Lindenmeyer was born in Highland Park, IL, as the daughter of the late Charles Franklin Lauer and Sylvia Pease McKay Lauer. Karen graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL in 1956, attended Ohio Wesleyan University.  Karen pledged Delta Gamma at Ohio Wesleyan College.


She was the 12th Delta Gamma Legacy of her family.  Nancy Brown Woollett, oldest of 4 Brown girls, Bess, Jennie, and Helen, were all four Delta Gammas at the Univ of Colorado.  Nancy went on to be Fraternity President 1920-28.  Karen’s mother, Sylvia Pease McKay Lauer, was a DG and Karen was the 12th legacy from these 4 sisters.

Karen later transferred and graduated from Northwestern University in 1960 with a bachelor's degree in education. In the same year she married Carl Ray Lindenmeyer, also a graduate of Northwestern. Karen taught elementary school in the early years of their marriage until Victor and Vince were born in 1968. Brian followed in 1974. After raising her three boys, she was an adjunct professor for the School of Education at Clemson University for student teaching advisement and advised the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Delta Gamma.  After serving as advisor, she received the Delta Gamma Fraternity Cable Award presented to alumnae who demonstrate unusual loyalty and devotion with Delta Gamma service far beyond normal alumnae participation for at least 10 years.

Karen is survived by her sons, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Charles Lindenmeyer, US Army (Retired) of Tampa, FL, Colonel Vincent Ray Lindenmeyer, Ph.D., US Army (Retired) of Omaha, NE and Brian Carl Lindenmeyer of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Jennifer Lauer Bevington of Northbrook, IL.

She is predeceased by her husband, parents and sister, Heath Lauer Coffield.


In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Karen Lindenmeyer may be sent to the Delta Gamma Foundation, 3250 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221 for the Karen Lindenmeyer Memorial Scholarship at Clemson University. Online donations can be made at https://donate.deltagamma.org/Lindenmeyer. The Delta Gamma Foundation is a 501c3 tax-deductible organization.
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