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Richard John Lindsay

September 26, 2005

— Services for Richard John Lindsay, 67, Lansing, were Saturday at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison.

Mr. Lindsay, a retired U.S. Navy captain, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his home.

He was born March 22, 1938, in Nortonville, the son of John and Helen (Sprang) Lindsay.

Mr. Lindsay was a graduate of Nortonville High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the Golden Gate University while serving in the Navy. His distinguished naval career spanned 37 years and as he was apt to say "Could not decide if I wanted to make it a career." He attained all enlisted ranks from E1 thru E9 and was commissioned an officer in 1969. He proceeded through the rank of O1-O6 to retire as a Navy captain.

Highlights of his career included commanding officer at Naval Medical Clinic, Quantico, Va., commanding officer at U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam, executive officer at Naval Medical Clinic, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, executive officer at Naval Medical Command and commanding officer at Medical Unit Self-Contained Transportable, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

He married Carolyn Kaighin, of Cummings, in 1956. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons Gary, Columbia, Ill., and David, Cummings; four grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Ed; and two sisters Tessie Nieman and Bonnie Harvey.

The family suggests memorials to the Richard J. Lindsay memorials, sent in care of the funeral home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison 66002.

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