LEONARD LINDBLAD

l-lindblad-web-photo.jpgLeonard Lindblad, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, died on Monday, March 16, 2009. He was 83 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 19th at Stanchfield Baptist Church. Rev. Dale Cope will officate. VISITATION will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 18th at Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham; plus one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be at Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.

Leonard S. Lindblad, age 83, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, died on Monday, March 16, 2009 at Cambridge Medical Center.

Leonard was born on December 19, 1925 in Stanchfield Township the son of Leonard A. and Emily Grant Lindblad. He attended schools at Stanchfield and Braham.

On July 1, 1944 he was inducted into the United States Army. He trained at Camp Hood, Texas and in December, 1944 he embarked for Europe. In January he joined the 78th Infantry Division as a scout observer. Lenny was a combat infantryman and holder of the Bronze Star. After combat he was in the Army of Occupation in Ipping Hausen and Berlin, Germany. He returned home in June of 1946.

Lenny began his career in banking with the Peoples State Bank of Cambridge in September 1946. In 1947 he joined the First State Bank of Braham where he was employed for 41 years.

On March 12, 1955 he married Donna Mae Miller and in 1957 they moved to Braham. Together they owned Lindblad Tax Service, an accounting and tax preparation firm. After his retirement from the bank, Lenny owned Braham Realty as owner-broker. He also was the accountant for Lindberg & McKinnis law firm for five years. They moved to Realife Cooperative in Cambridge in 2006.

Lenny was a member of Stanchfield Baptist Church for 54 years, serving as church treasurer for 37 years and several years on the church board. He was a member of VFW Post 1731 and American Legion Post 240. He was treasurer of Braham Heights Development and Braham Development Corporation. Lenny served as treasurer for Realife Cooperative in Cambridge. He enjoyed visiting with people, bowling, traveling, music and church work.

Lenny is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Walen Swenson. He is survived by his wife Donna of Cambridge, sisters Lorna (Roger) Johnson of Stanchfield, Loris Swenson of St. Paul, one niece, two nephews, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Cope officiating. Music provided by Arlene Wallin, Pam Theline, Lawrence Olson and Randy Plageman. Active pallbearers are Gary Swenson , Ron Johnson, Rick Christenson, John Carlson, Kurt Nelson and Jim Aleckson. Honorary pallbearers are Loren Christenson, Don Holmquist, Gene Okerlund, Stanley Nelson, Donald Pearson, Scott Laugen and Jimmy Lindberg. Interment at Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.

4 guestbook entries for LEONARD LINDBLAD

  1. Carol Fiedler Brandt March 18, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    My deepest sympathies to the Lindblad family. Lenny was a wonderful man with so many fine qualities. He was such a big part of the Braham community – he will be missed very much.

  2. Lisa Hubley March 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    My deepest sympathy goes to the Lindblad family.I was introduced to Lenny and Donna,while we also lived in Braham,at a very young age.My mom tells me of stories when I was 2,Lenny would take me with him on Real Estate runs, and he introduced me to the fine music of Conway Twitty,guess life was good then…Lenny will be deeply missed.Lenny never met a stranger and was a strong man of his faith.God be with you Lenny, as you live in your eternal Home….God be with you also Donna,Love,Lisa Hubley Alto Ga

  3. Glenice Mansmith Heineman March 23, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    May God comfort your hearts with the loss of a wonderful man. Thank you for your love and concerns you showed my parents, Lee & Clara Mansmith being their neighbors in Braham for so many years. It was good to see you both recently at Stanchfield Baptist Church. Leonard is to be praised for his many accomplishments in the church and community.
    God Bless You. Glenice Mansmith Heineman

  4. Vernon Boeck March 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm #

    My deepest sympathy to you Donna on the loss of Lenny. Thank you for the years of banking and tax service years. Lenny was always a gentle, kind, honest man. He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him over the years. Again, deepest sympathy to you. Vernon Boeck

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