Joyce E. Lindeman

Joyce E. Lindeman, nee Eckberg, 80, of Oak Brook, passed away unexpectedly June 30, 2020, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

Joyce was born in 1939 in Chicago to Esther and George Eckberg. She met her husband, William, while attending Argo High School, and they recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Joyce worked as a bakery production supervisor at Pepperidge Farm in Downers Grove for nearly 10 years before being diagnosed with lung cancer in 1984. Her love for life and determination helped her survive both lung and breast cancer as well as a brain aneurysm discovered ahead of her 50th birthday.

Through these health threats, Joyce never complained or felt sorry for her situation, but approached each challenge with determination and confidence.

Her appreciation for life, friends and family brought joy to all who knew her. She enjoyed lifelong friendships, and was active with many groups, including the Oak Brook Women's Club, their gourmet sub-groups and the Elmhurst Garden Club. Joyce had a passion for plants and flowers, and would frequently bring such gifts when visiting her children.

Joyce was happiest when with others, enjoying special events and time with family. She also loved to travel. She appreciated the food, scenery and culture while touring parts of Europe, but it was Florida and Las Vegas that became regular destinations. She loved warm weather, a pool and the beach. She especially cherished family vacations, whether with her young family driving to California or in later years, joining children and grandchildren for special trips. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her husband, William Lindeman; her three sons, Bob (Janice), Ken (Teri) and Don (Chris) Lindeman; her grandchildren, Brian, Kyle, Tom, Jonathan, Katie and Dan Lindeman and Ashley (Ron) Garcia; her great-grandchildren; Alex and Rylee Garcia; her siblings, George (the late Rose), Ron (Doreen) and Glen (Sue) Eckberg; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Monday, July 6.

Internment was at Bethania Cemetery in Justice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Make A Wish Foundation at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.