Robert Eugene “Bob” Lindemann, MFH of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt (OH), died suddenly January 13, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 88.
Bob was active and athletic throughout his life and at the age of 57, he took up foxhunting in order to accompany his wife, Polly, who today is the most senior member of Rocky Fork Headley Hunt, which she joined in 1948.
Bob came to thoroughly enjoy the thrill of the chase and the camaraderie among his fellow members. In addition to being a fieldmaster, he served as president of the board of RFHH from 2000 to 2002, and in 2004, he was named a Master of Foxhounds.
Bob loved every aspect of foxhunting, from clearing trails to polishing his boots to enjoying a good gallop. He was always ready with an amusing story or a swig from his flask, and was universally admired as a gentleman and a good sport. Bob’s last hunt was December 19, 2015, when he braved the cold to enjoy his favorite sport. His genial presence and leadership will be sorely missed by his foxhunting friends.
Bob was born August 2, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Eugene S. Lindemann and Alice Molloy Lindemann. A graduate of University School, Cleveland, and Amherst College, Class of 1951, Bob served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force in Japan before moving to Columbus, where he spent the rest of his life. At the time of his death, Bob was president of Good Realty Co. and a partner in Benua and Co. Surviving Bob are his wife of 60 years, Polly Benua Lindemann; daughters, Leila (Christopher) Bacho and Emily (Robert) Stuart; and son, Peter (Dan Richards); and grandchildren Maryette, Benjamin and Peter Stuart and Peter and Christopher Bacho.