Bert Lindsay

Lindsay Bert

Bert A. Lindsay passed away peacefully December 14, 2014. He was born December 10, 1926 in the First Ward in Houston, Texas. He attended Sam Houston High School where he played football and ran track. Bert studied at Texas A&M, and left to serve in the Army during WWII. He later returned to graduate from A&M in 1947. When he was working on his Masters at the University of Texas, he met and married his beloved wife of 57 years, Frances Mendle. They moved to Galveston, and he began a long career with American National Insurance Company. Bert always strove to learn, earning his CLU, ChFC, and FLMI certifications. He also obtained his MBA from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Bert loved his Aggies, traveling throughout Europe with Frances, and volunteering at the Grand Opera House. He was a strong Christian, and was active at both St. Michael’s Episcopal and Trinity Episcopal churches, where he loved to sing loud and proud. Bert loved his family, church family, and neighbors, often disappearing for hours to help someone in need. Until he moved to Galveston three years ago, he could be seen walking through the streets of La Marque, picking up cans for savings bonds for his grandchildren.
Bert was preceded in death by his wife Frances, parents Edna and John Lindsay, brothers Jack and Pat, and sister, Elizabeth. He is survived by his three daughters: Liz Paris (Danny), Janet McDaniel (Jack Wagner) and Ellen Keller (Stewart) three grandchildren: Leo McDaniel III (Natalie) Lindsay Chapman (Steven) and Allison Keller, and one great-grandchild Parker McDaniel.
We would like to thank Dr. Hommel and the special caregivers who took such loving care of Bert: Deb, Christine, Maria, Lillie, Jackie, and Ashlyn.
Visitation will be at Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5:00pm – 8: 00 pm.
A celebration of Bert’s life will be at 10:00am on Friday, December 19, 2014 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church of La Marque with Father Bob Flick officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s, Trinity Episcopal, or Parkinson’s Research.


  1. Our deepest condolences to the family. We enjoyed being neighbors with Mr. Lindsey, a great person. Our prayer are with your family.

    Leti & Henry

    Leticia Ramos
  2. Please accept his note of sympathy. May God grant you comfort and peace.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Bert!. He was a caring man with a heart of gold. My Daddy was so proud of him, as well as Grandma Lindsay. My prayers are with all of the family and may God bless each of you!

    Judy Lindsay Blanc
  4. Tugie and family,
    We are so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was always such a sweetheart. I have fond memories of chauffeuring him, Uncle Jack and Willie home from the First Ward Old-timers parties and visiting with your sweet mother for awhile each time. But more than anything, I have always heard through the years what a kind and generous gentleman Bert Lindsay was; never a negative word about him. Not too many men can live as long a life as he did and have that said about them. We wish you peace and comfort in knowing he’s with his Savior now. Our prayers are with you all.

    Eileen and Buster

    Eileen Howell
  5. Bert was one of the most wonderful men we have even known. He had a spirit and love about him that was go genuine it just radiated. As I type this my eyes just tear thinking about the great loss this world has experienced with Bert’s passing. He was a role model for me. He was the type of man, father and husband that everyone should have.

    Bert was the best neighbor I ever had. Our entire family loved him. Bert helped me paint the interior of our house on every evening after we both got off work. I’ll never forget and will always cherish those conversations with him.

    Bert you are with your beloved Fran and with my parents who loved you too.
    We miss you our dear friend. We will never forget you.

    Carl & Kathy Cappolino
  6. Bert was one of the most wonderful men I have ever known and our entire family loved him dearly. Bert genuine with his love, his gentle spirit and his high integrity.
    He was a role model that I will always cherish. There are very few men that can measure up to Bert.

    We have the privileged of living next door to Bert and Fran for five years. Before we moved in our house he would come over and help me paint the interior after work. Sometimes we worked until midnight and wonderful conversations I will always remember.

    Bert we love you and will never forget you. What wonderful experience we had enjoying you and Fran as part of our extended family for those precious years.

    I hurts to lose someone like you Bert. But you taught us a lot and we will honor that and your memory forever… the Cappolino Family

    Carl & Kathy Cappolino

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