Gerald Lindmark (1939-2021) was a man of honor and a sales manager at Top Die Casting


Gerald D. Lindmark, 82, formerly of Roscoe, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born January 16, 1939, in Beloit, WI, the son of Howard and Shirley (Baker) Lindmark. He is a graduate of Rockford East High School, class of 1957. Gerald married Lisa Zacharia in Rockford in 1959. He worked as the sales manager/chief salesman for Top Die Casting in South Beloit for 20 years, from 1980 until his retirement in 2000. He served on the Police and Fire Commission in Roscoe. Gerald was a past member of the Tebala Shrine, was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and enjoyed racing his boats throughout the Midwest and Florida for many years. Gerald was a great husband, father, and grandfather and a man of honor who taught those values very lovingly to his sons. He was always proud of his family and enjoyed watching his grandson, Zach, play baseball and watching his granddaughter, Anna, figure skating. Gerald will be remembered by all of his family and friends as a kind and humble man who always worried about others.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lisa; his son, Brad (Margie) Lindmark of Roscoe; his grandchildren, Anna and Zacharia Lindmark; his brother, Dean (Marilyn) Mohring of Rockton; his sister, Sandy (Dennis) Yost of South Bend, IN; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his dog, Tilly. He was predeceased by his son, Greg in 2015; his parents, Howard and Shirley Lindmark; his sister, Judy Shreve; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. A.L. and Nora Zacharia.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Roscoe United Methodist Church, 10816 Main St., Roscoe, IL 61073, with Reverend Paul Meyers officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until time of service on Monday at the church. Private family burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greg Lindmark Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Roscoe, IL 61073, to Roscoe United Methodist Church, or the charity of donor’s choice. A Celebration of Life dinner will be held at the Venetian Club, 2180 Elmwood Rd. immediately following the memorial services at the church. Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family. Share online condolences at

One of the owners of Top Die Casting Company, the McCurdy family, told us, "Jerry was a natural when it came to working with customers and selling them on the abilities of the companies he was representing. Jerry was missed when he decide to take retirement and live the Good Life. Everyone at Top Die Casting had respect for him and his ability to perform his job to a very high standard. His smile and friendly nature were unique to him and permeated throughout the facility. It is an unfortunate part of life that we all must go on at some point. Jerry's presence in this world will most definitely be missed by a large number of individuals that  came into contact with him. We at Top Die Casting would like to pass on another heartfelt thanks for Jerry's efforts to help build a solid organization"

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