Erik Lars Lindseth, IUPUI Senior Lecturer in History and Adjunct Faculty member of IUPUI School of Library and Information Science, passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2019. Born on Aug. 13, 1961 in Syracuse, NY , preceded in death by his mother Marilyn and former wife Bethany Lindseth(Root), he is survived by his father Richard, sister Ellen, nephew Trevor Andersen, and niece Danica Wittman (Andersen).
Named Outstanding Lecturer in 2005-06, Outstanding Academic Advisor in 2007, he was also given the IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award in 2007 and 2009. He also served as Vice President of the National Library Bindery Co. of Indiana, board member of Friends of Lilly Library, and a Foundation Trustee for the Columbia Club.
Memorial Service will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home, Indianapolis, IN on Nov. 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. Condolences from 4-6 p.m.
I have great memories of navigating the neighborhood with Erik when he was out walking Max and I was walking our feisty miniature schnauzer, Ruby. Despite being a quarter of Max's size, Ruby was convinced she was the queen of the neighborhood, which (understandably) Max took some issue with! Erik and I never got much time to chat if we had the dogs with us because we'd be too busy navigating this elaborate dance to detour up a driveway allowing the other to pass or reverse direction completely to allow the other person time to reach their own driveway. If Erik and Max were out in the yard when we passed by it was a guarantee that Erik would get a workout moving quickly to restrain Max. Otherwise, Max would race along the electric fence line barking constantly to let us know he was vigilant and no matter how much Ruby talked "smack," HE knew that he was king of the neighborhood! I hope that good memories are some consolation to Erik's family. He left us far too soon, but I hope he's back walking Max and they're both kings in their neighborhood.