THOMAS IRVING AXEL LINDQUIST

Thomas Lindquist webThomas Lindquist, of Mora, formerly of Ogilvie, died at Villa Health Care Center on Saturday, March 6, 2010. He was 86 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Stanchfield Baptist Church of Stanchfield on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 11 AM with Reverend Dale Cope, Pastor Paul Reynolds and Pastor Bruce Thompson officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10 AM.

INTERMENT will be in the spring at the Stanchfield Baptist Cemtery.

Thomas “Tom” Lindquist went home to be with the Lord at the Villa Health Care Center of Mora on March 6, 2010. He was 86 years old.

Tom was born in Mora, Minnesota to Axel and Anna Lindquist. The family lived in the Ogilvie area until selling the farm and moving to Mora where he lived until his death.
Tom attended Holmes School District 19 through 7th grade when he went to Ogilvie High School where he graduated.

He was employed at Land O’Lakes early in his career and retired from the Regional Center in Cambridge. He married Margaret Peterson August 31, 1948 on the family farm. He was always involved in the church attended Fish Lake Covenant Church and then joining Stanchfield Baptist where he was a member until his death. He was instrumental in organizing ARC of Kanabec County and one of the founding members of Industries Inc. and Brighter Day. He was honored as Kanabec County Senior Citizen of the year 1994. He loved spending time with his family, being out in the woods cutting wood to keep his family warm and always helping someone that needed help especially at church on deacon and trustee board, teaching Sunday School and wherever needed.

He was a wonderful father, a quiet gentle man that led by example to all who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret of 60 years, sisters Doris Anderson and Katherine Prather.

He is survived by his daughters Susan (Don) Malafa of Coon Rapids, Jane Lindquist of Mora; sister, Luella Lindquist of Minneapolis; God-daughter Sara McIalwain of Bovey, many other special nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.

8 guestbook entries for THOMAS IRVING AXEL LINDQUIST

  1. Rolland and Kathy Brandt March 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    Dear Jane, Susie and Don–our fondest memories are of your parents and the roles they played in the young lives of our sons. Our love to you during these sad days.

  2. Wayne Linda & Christopher Lundeen March 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    Dear Susan & Don and Jane
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning. As we grieve for our loss, we need to reflect of the precious time spent together and celebrate Tom & Margaret’s wonderful life together. Cherish their memories and how they touched so many lives with their love and dedication!

  3. Ron and Eileen Allen March 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Jane, Sue & Don, May God be your support during this time of loss. We are praying for all of you. Both your Mom & Dad were such dear folks.

  4. Vicki Milbradt March 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    I was so sorry to hear of your dads death. Know that I am thinking of both of you and hope that you are doing okay. Take Care.

  5. Ervin H Stark March 26, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    We were sorry to read of the passing of Thomas. I attended the Ogilvie School with Luella and knew Tom from early childhood at Fish Lake. I am now making my residence in FL but travel to Mn each August.

  6. Ed Youngquist April 9, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Tom and Luella were close neighbors and schoolmates. Several “Memory Pics” come to mind.
    1. Riding with Tom in their new black Plymouth, c. 1940 or ’41. 2. Though in HS I was still yearning for a bike (upgrading from pony riding). For $10 I got Tom’s bike. That evening, attempts to ride it didn’t go well In the morning I got on and pedaled around our house – proud and happy! I learned that by pedaling hard I would stay upright and move forward. 3. Axel Engstrom was a bachelor neighbor available for occasional hire. With empathy I heard it told that Luella came running into the house crying “Mama, Axel is swearing at us in Swedish!” Mama said, “But you are not supposed to understand Swedish.” 4. Among the riders on Leonard Sando’s orange boxy bus to and from Ogilvie School were Tom and Luella and us near-neighbors, the Youngquists, the Jepsons, and the Larsons. 5. Some months ago, while attending a Brunswick anniversary, it was a happy drop-in visit at the Villa where I found Tom and Margaret. Thanks for the memories and sharing the Good News of Easter: that Jesus, alive, declares that where he is we shall be also! Alleluia!

  7. Ed Youngquist April 9, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    Edmund R Youngquist, 1311 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield, MN 55057

  8. Lynda and Terry Johnston June 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Had not heard of Tom’s home going. We had such wonderful memories of his and Margaret’s visit to our home when we lived in Cushing and also visiting them in Olgilvie. It will be a wonderful reunion when we see them again in heaven. Love, Lynda

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