Dale Lindsteadt

Dale P. Lindstedt was a long-time local firefighter who saved many lives and touched many others, his daughter, Danielle Koch, said.

Mr. Lindstedt died on Saturday, Sept. 29, at home in Green Bay. He was 56.

He was born Oct. 10, 1961, to Howard and Jane Lindstedt in Milwaukee.

He moved to Port Washington with his parents when he was 17 and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1980.

In June 1980, he married Susan King.

He joined the Port Washington Fire Department in 1981 and then joined the Saukville Fire Department in 1984 after they moved to Saukville.

They divorced in 1986.

“He remarried two more times before connecting with the love of his life,” Antoinette Mathis, his daughter said.

“They met in high school when they were like 15 but then she moved away. They reconnected years later and were reunited in 2002,” she said.

Mr. Lindstedt taught firefighting courses at Lakeshore Technical College, including high-rope rescue, which he utilized to rescue a worker who was trapped on a smoke stack at the Port Washington Power Generating Station.

“He was interviewed on TV and people said, ‘you’re dad’s a hero.’ He was always my hero,” Danielle Koch said. “That was one of my special memories.”

Mr. Lindstedt was a longtime machinist and safety coordinator at KMC Stamping in Port Washington.

In  2000, he moved to Arizona to be near his parents and lived there and in New Mexico until July 2017 when he moved to Green Bay, where he worked for Schneider Trucking

He also was a firefighter in Arizona and New Mexico.

“He touched a lot of peoples’ lives teaching young firefighters how to be old firefighters,” his daughter said.

Mr. Landstedt is survived by his children Danielle (Jon) Koch of Sheboygan, and Douglas (Jennifer) Lindstedt of Germantown; grandchildren Allianna Lindstedt-Vaughn, Gavin Koch, Marnetta-Sue Koch; brothers Howard (Rosanne) Lindstedt and Craig (Cheri) Lindstedt He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebation of his life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Saukville Fire Department.

The Rev. Jimmy McDonald of New Freedom Church in Green Bay will preside. His ashes will be spread in Arizona during a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a local fire department.




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