Richard F. 'Dick' Schlindwein

richard 'dick' schlindwein
Richard F. "Dick"Schlindwein, age 69 of West Des Moines, IA formerly of New Hampton died Thursday, July 9, 2009 at his home. Richard Francis Schlindwein was born on December 13, 1939 to Leonard and Elizabeth (Schneider) Schlindwein in New Hampton, IA. Dick attended school in New Hampton and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1957. He then graduated from Loras in 1962. After his graduation Dick was united in marriage to Midge Whalen on October 6, 1962 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in New Hampton, IA. Dick worked in the insurance industry his entire life. The couple moved to Dubuque in 1977. On October 7, 1995 Dick was later united in marriage to Lynn Baskin in Des Moines, IA. For the last 18 years West Des Moines has been home. Dick enjoyed golfing, political debates with friends and family, the Mississippi River, traveling and his family. Dick supported many charities, especially Boys Town. Dick is survived by his wife Lynn Baskin Schlindwein of West Des Moines, IA; six children Thomas (Karen) Schlindwein of Waukesha, WI, Liz (Craig) Robley of Plymouth, MN, David (Johnine) Schlindwein of Johnston, IA, Kathy (Kevin) Pfohl of Dubuque, IA, Matthew Baskin of Durango, CO, and Andrew Baskin of Des Moines, IA; six grandchildren Amalie and Joseph Schlindwein, Lauren and Julia Robley, Mitchell and Claire Pfohl; his first wife Midge Schlindwein of Dubuque, IA; one sister Mary Fliger of Sunrise Beach, MO; one brother James (Suzanne) Schlindwein of Sturgeon Bay, WI; several nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Dennis and Steven; five brothers, Don, Leonard, Paul, John and Robert; four sisters, Margaret, Betty, Dorothy and Marjorie. Memorials: Memorials directed to the family will be distributed to Dicks many favorite charitable organizations. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton with a scriptural wake service at 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Service: Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 am on Monday, July 13, 2009 at Holy Family Parish- St. Josephs Center, in New Hampton, IA with Msgr. Carl Schmitt and Fr. Edmund Tiedemanconcelebrating the mass.

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  1. I’m so sorry about Dick. I always thought he would outlast me. I will miss his visits.

    Love Nancy

  2. May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayer are with you.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    Bret, Roberta, Lindsey, Blake, and Seth Wiegmann
    San Antonio, TX

  3. Our hearts and prayers go out to Uncle Dick’s family. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

    The Somasegaran Family

  4. Our hearts to you as you say your good-bye. May you find comfort in the promises give us that we are saved by grace alone. While we humanly can’t understand that fully, we can give praise for that gift and find consolation in this perfect gift for Dick. love, jill & henry

  5. To Uncle Dick’s Family,

    I want you to know that the kids and I are with you during this difficult time. Losing a parent is one of the very hardest things I have had to endure so my heart goes out to Tom and Karen, Liz and Craig, Dave and Johni, and Kathy and Kevin as well as the Grandkids.

    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:3,4)

    My heart and my prayers go out to each and every person that Dick’s life touched. May he rest in peace.

    Martha Doyle-Conradson
    Surprise, Arizona

  6. Dave and Jonie,
    We sre so sorry for your loss. We know that we don’t always understand why things happen when they do, but understanding Gods will is something that weare usually incappable of doing. Be comforted that he is a better place and now is time for yoou heal your pain.
    Elmer & Karen

  7. Dave,
    We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our thought and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

  8. Dave,
    We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our thought and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

  9. Dave, we’re very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. It is never easy to part with someone you love, but we hope that you and your family will find comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers. –Terri and Kent

  10. Dick was a wonderful neighbor. I thank him for his help and deeds around my place .
    I always appreciated the respect the showed me.

    I will miss Dick as my next door neighbor and his gentle ” hi” to me each time we met.

  11. In this time of sorrow, my deepest, deepest sympathies to you and your family, Lynn.
    Nita & Craig Vanderah
    Prior Lake, MN

  12. My condolences to Dick’s family. Dick and I were childhood friends on and off the golf course from which I have many fond memories. I appreciated his great sense of humor and admired his athletic prowess in baseball, basketball and golf. Although I haven’t seen Dick in recent years, I never forget our friendship. He will be missed.

  13. Our deepest sympathy to all the Schlincwein family in the loss of Uncle Dick.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Love, Bob and Joanne Buelow and family.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your many memories of Uncle Dick comfort you in this time of loss.
    Love Marty and Julie and boys

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    The Hogan Family (neighbors of the Robleys)

  16. Schlindwein Families, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you share and knowing he is in a better place. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless All of You, Genie, Stephanie and Mitchell

  17. Sorry to hear of your loss. Will always have fond memories at Loras and our recent visit.

  18. We were shocked and devastated to hear about Dick. Having just seen him Thursday night, we were sure it was not “our Dick” that we were hearing about. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. Dick will be missed tremendously by all of us. We’ll miss his “last call” shout out, his funny nicknames for everyone, his lively political debates….. and just Dick in general. Gino’s will never be the same without him. We’ll see you when we get there Dick…..

  19. Dave and Johni,

    We are very sorry for your lost. Our prayers are with you as you go through such difficult times. Just remember, the Lord does not give you any more than you can handle. Take care.

  20. Dear Tom, Liz, Dave and Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our prayers.

    Angie, Dennis, Alex, Sydney & Lauren Grimm

  21. Lynn,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy. We were so shocked to hear about Dick. He was a great man and we will miss his humor/company at Gino’s. Take care and you’ll be in our thoughts.
    Juan & Donna

  22. Lynn,
    Thinking of you and all the kids. We’ve loved him here at Davis Life and we will miss the visits. He personally gave me a lot of advice about life. We laughed a lot and because of him I know that people really do listen to talk radio. Oh, and because of Dick, my significant other is all about getting married on February 30th. God Bless Dick, the marriage counselor!
    Let us know if you need anything.

  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this very difficult journey of saying goodbye. Hold on strongly to your faith and be surrounded by those that hold you up
    in God’s love, especially when the road ahead gets too difficult. Uncle Dick was one of a kind and he will be greatly
    The LOVE of God be with you…….Cindy & Bruce

  24. To all the Schlindwein families,
    So sorry for your loss. Wanted to extend our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. He will be missed, but he will never be forgotten.

  25. Wonderful man he was a great friend to my Father and his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Very Glad to have seen Dick and Lynn last week when my father was in town.

  26. I am so glad I got to visit with you a couple of weeks ago and see your place and your hang out. I will remember all the road trips we had together and I’m only sorry Dick started this last one without me. Will meet up later. Gene, Shirley and family

  27. I am saddened to hear of Uncle Dick’s passing. Mom (Mary Fliger) would have liked to come up for the services but it just wasn’t possible. She is deeply saddened that both her baby brothers are now gone and that only she and Uncle Jim survive of the 12 Schlindwein children. We’ll be telling Uncle Dick stories and remembering him with laughter, smiles, and tenderness the next time I go to spend a week with her very soon now.

  28. Midge, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Oh, the history and the memories we have to hang on to! Those were very good years in New Hampton for all of us. God bless and keep you, Midge.

  29. Midge…Tom…Liz… Dave…Kathy…
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Growing up in the old neighborhood of New Hampton was a very special time with many wonderful memories.

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