Mary Ann Lindemann

Mary Ann Lindemann, 75, died January 8th 2021, in Ketchikan, Alaska.

She was born December 18th, 1945 in Anchorage, Territory of Alaska, and moved to Ketchikan as a young girl. She attended White Cliff School and graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1964.

She married her husband Dwight Lindemann on June 2nd, 1967. They raised 3 children and lived a full life together.

Mary Ann had a satisfying career as a medical assistant and nurses aide for over 30 years at Ketchikan General Hospital and several local clinics. She made many good friends along the way and loved taking care of people.


She was a member of First City Council on Cancer, Eastern Star, Pioneers of Alaska, and First Baptist Church.


Mary Ann was full of life, always up-beat and had a way of finding the best in any situation. She loved traveling, sailing, cooking, shopping, volunteer work, live music, singing and dancing. Her greatest treasures, though, were her family, friends and the Lord. Her devotion and love for others was extraordinary.

In her younger years she was involved in coaching cheerleading, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, Ketchikan football league and many other youth activities with her children. She was on an all women’s champion sailing team, competing in Alaska and Oregon. She enjoyed skiing, boating and camping. Her home was always bustling with family, friends, and good food; she hosted many people through the years, including healthcare workers and Alaska Marine Highway engineers. Many were blessed to stay nights, weekends and even summers in Dwight and Mary’s home. 

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, “mama,” sister, aunt, and friend……...she will be deeply missed by many.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Georgia Ruth and James A Porter, siblings Caroline Ivey, Jerry Porter, James Porter, Patsey Parker and Harold Porter. Nephew David Lasene, niece Tammy Harbough and many dear friends.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dwight Lindemann, her brother Ron (Judy) Porter, son Kurt (Gale) Lindemann, Daughters Cari (Allen) Serwat, Jill (Andy) Cowan,

Grandchildren Richie (Caitlyn) Serwat, Kayla (Tim) Eide, Carson Cowan, Hunter Cowan, August Lindemann, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great grand-children.

A celebration of life will be held in Ketchikan this summer, date to be announced.

Donations can be made to First City Council on Cancer.