Leonard 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.