Martin Henry Lindig was born on May 28, 1929 to Emil and Ida Meckle Lindig Felsted at Hye, Texas. He died at home on June 20, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was a life member.
He attended the Junction School for the lower grades and graduated from Johnson City High School.
On July 25, 1948 he married Mavis Fuchs at the Methodist Church in Johnson City. They have five children, David & Elizabeth Lindig of Johnson City, Nicky & Trina Lindig of Mancos, CO, Dianne & Ken Becker of Temple, Chris & Karlette Lindig of Johnson City, and Laurie & R.D. Childers of Austin.
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Craig Lindig, Sherrie Lindig, Stacey & Ben Henson, Dustin & Ashley Lindig, Vanessa & Thano Drimalas, Austin Lindig, Martin & Leslie Lindig, and Kennedy Childers, and step-granddaughters Reagan & Lee Ward. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren and three step- great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Clifton Lindig, and son-in-law, Larry Weirich.
Martin was a farmer and a turkey raiser. He always told his family that he didn’t need to go to Vegas to gamble, he gambled every time he planted. He was recognized as a top turkey producer for many years.
Martin provided service to his community throughout his life. He was a Blanco Co. 4-H Leader for 20 years, served on the Blanco Co. Youth Council, served as a director for the Stonewall Farm Mutual Insurance Company, and served on the church council and Cemetery Committee at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was known for his talent of making delicious barbecue – for his family, for church functions, with the Blanco Co. Youth Council, and the Blanco EMS.
He shared his hobbies of hunting and fishing with his family and many friends.
Serving as Pallbearers were: Keith A. Lindig, Keith Lindig, Elmer Kramer, Bill Lindig, Steven Meier, and Al Louis Lindig. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were: Harvey and Judy Schumann, Clif Maenius, George and Rosie Danz, Jim Fridley and Lorraine Zensen, and Jimmy and Margie Kneese.
Services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Stonewall, TX on Monday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. Burial followed at the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pastor Gary Mayer conducted the services.
Daddy taught us by example – have pride in ourselves and in our work. God first, family second, work third mixed with fun.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, or to a charity of your choice.