In Memory

Robert Lindwall

Robert Ray Lindwall, J.D.

February 17, 1944 - July 3, 2017 

Robert (Bob) Lindwall went to Heaven on July 3, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Carol Lindwall; daughter, Laura Leigh Lindwall of Ohio; son, Bryan Randolph Lindwall of Washington; aunt, Lenny Rumble; cousins, Randolph and Bonnie Rumble of Kentucky, and Kevin Rumble of North Carolina. 

Bob graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1966. He applied to and was accepted at graduate school at the University of Cincinnati. During that time, Bob was called to jury duty.  After his stint in jury duty, he knew what he wanted to do with his life - he wanted to be a lawyer. He enrolled at Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Cincinnati, Ohio. His job took him to Cleveland, Ohio, where he subsequently transferred to Cleveland - Marshall College of Law, graduating from there in 1973. Bob loved studying and applying the law, and practiced law from 1973 until 2009. He specialized in the regulation of Securities in the State of Ohio and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for several years, and was self-employed at other times, working in the areas of foreclosures and bankruptcy as outside counsel for the Kissell Company, and later concentrating on collecting county delinquent property taxes for various counties in Ohio. 

Bob was a dedicated Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers fan, especially enjoying trips to Cleveland to attend Indians' games while he was living in Ohio. He and his wife, Carol, moved to Dallas, Texas from Columbus, Ohio in 2011 to enjoy the warmer weather year round.

Bob was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Westerville, Ohio for many years, and more recently a member of Northlake Baptist Church in Lake Highlands, Dallas, for the last five years before his death.

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08/25/17 05:53 PM #1    

Sandra Jaffa

 I am so sorry to hear of Roberts's passing.  I think of all the wonderful times we all had at Woodward in the 60s.  I send my love and prayers to his family.  


08/27/17 01:36 PM #2    

Bob Jacobs

Bob Lindwall was one of those people everybody liked. Smart and always friendly.  Knew he had not been well at the last reunion that he attended, but was glad that he came and he was his usual jovial self in spite of his health problems.  God bless you Bob and peace to your family.

08/27/17 04:55 PM #3    

Charles W. Palmiter

After my parents divorced, I was forced to move from out of state to Cincinnati and to be a sophomore at Woodward High.  I never wanted anyone to know how inwardly frightened I was in such an unfamiliar environment.  As a stranger, I met Bob Lindwall in the lunch line and we became close friends from the start.  Bob and I teamed up to present a dialogue from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in Mrs. Osterhus' English class.  Bob was the straight guy to my fall guy.  When Bob got his driver's license and the white Corvair, we would cruise Frisch's Big boy and occasionally double date when we were fortunate enough to get dates at the same time.  I was best man at Bob's wedding and he was best man in my wedding.  Bob and I tried to stay in touch over the years with him visiting me in Louisville, Nashville, and Birmingham and with me visiting him in Cincinnati and Columbus.  Bob found real significance as he centered his life on his God's grace and justice.  As an attorney, he found new meaning as he mastered the legal system to bring down financial and corporate scam artists and used the law to assist those who were helpless and voiceless.  If anyone has ever lived out Woodward's motto, esse quam videri, Bob did.  I pray for Carol and his family.  As King David said when his son died, "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me."  I miss my friend.



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