Laurel Duaine Lindholm, 100, died October 26, 2021 at LMH Health in Lawrence, Kansas. Visitation will be Monday evening, November 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Worden Cornerstone Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd also at the Worden Cornerstone Church where Duaine has been an active member since 1940. Burial will follow service at the Worden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Worden Cornerstone Church Youth Group or Douglas County 4-H Foundation. Online condolences may be sent at Rumsey-Yost.com. Masks at visitation and service will be at individual’s discretion.
Duaine was born April 23, 1921 at Windom, Kansas. The son of Walter Victor Lindholm and Sarah Matilda (Hubenett) Lindholm. He grew up in rural Windom, Kansas. He attended Stone Corral Elementary School and graduated from Windom High School with the class of 1939. He moved with his family to rural Baldwin City in 1940.
Duaine was united in marriage to Donalda Mae (Donnie) Hobson February 24, 1947 at what is now known as Worden Cornerstone Church. They had just reached their 73rd wedding anniversary on February 24, 2020, just 3 days before Donnie’s death.
As a young man, Duaine worked for the railroad and as a mechanic for the John Deere business in Ottawa, Kansas. He also farmed and raised livestock with his father. In 1956 he began his career at Farmland Industries in Lawrence, Kansas, retiring in 1983. Duaine and Donnie were always supportive of their daughters and attended all of their school and 4-H activities.
Duaine is survived by two daughters, Terrie Lindholm and Connie Taylor, both of Baldwin City; five grandchildren: Tina Caruthers, Vicki Mignot (Jim), Jody Merritt (Jerod), Crystal Allison (Barrett), and Luke Taylor; ten great grandchildren: Kaden Keith, Chase and Nathan Mignot, Brett and Ace Courtney, Oliver Merritt; and Trenton, Bergen, Marcus and Kayla Allison; one great-great grandson: Caleb Courtney; sister, Patricia Gilges of Baldwin City; and many, many nieces and nephews, who lovingly referred to him as “Uncle Bud.”
Duaine was preceded in death by his wife, parents; sister: Elaine Hoopes; and daughter: Cheryl Spurlock. Duaine enjoyed 38 years of retirement, especially watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in various school and sporting activities when he and Donnie were able to go. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.