JOHN LINDBLOM JR.

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John Lindblom Jr., of Mora, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora.  He was 91 years old.

MEMORIAL & MASONIC SERVICES (open to the public) will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4:30-6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15th at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel in Mora.

John Lindblom Jr. was born June 1, 1924 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota to John and Ingrid (Liten) Lindblom.  He was the youngest child with five older sisters.  He was raised in Sauk Rapids and graduated from high school in 1942.  A gifted athlete, he held athletic records for 32 years after high school graduation and was recruited by the University of Minnesota for football.  He attended St. John’s University for one year and then the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in pharmacy in 1948. He worked at Anderson Drug in Cambridge, Minnesota and in 1950 he started work at Mora Drug, eventually purchasing the business.

John married Barbara Ann Stoneburg on October 28, 1950 in Cambridge, Minnesota. They made their home in Mora and started their family to include John III, Kristen and Jay.  John and Barb celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last October.

John loved his community and always gave so much to so many. He was treasurer of the Mora School Board for many years, a member of Mora United Methodist Church, Kanabec Conservation Club, Mora Commercial Club, Mora Masonic Lodge, member of 62 years, Eastern Star, and the Zurah Shrine Temple.

John had a great passion for the outdoors and loved hunting, fishing and feeding his wild birds. He was an avid reader. He was a very kind and humble man. He will be missed for his tremendous sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, sons John (Jackie) Lindblom, Jay (Nancy) Lindblom and daughter, Kristen Lindblom and his sister Vivian Bulkley and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Elsie Freeberg, Lillian McKelvey. Dorothy Kollmann, Grace Lovell and infant sister Kathryn.

 

7 guestbook entries for JOHN LINDBLOM JR.

  1. Darris & Connie Loose July 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    John was such a nice man, he helped our family in many ways. We miss him greatly. God’s blessing to his family.

  2. Roger and Nancy Freeberg July 14, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    John was a loving brother to all of his sisters and uncle to his nieces and nephews. There are many fond memories of his family visits to Montana and our trips to Mora to visit them. A trip to the drugstore fountain was always a special treat. His family and everyone who knew him will miss him greatly. We extend our deepest sympathy to Barbara and their family.

  3. Margaret Roesler July 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    Our sincere sympathy to Barb, John, Kris, and Jay. He truly was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. God Bless you. Dick and Peg Roesler

  4. Jane Schoen you and your family July 15, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    Dear Kris, My deepest sympathy for your loss,prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Hold on to the wonderful memories you have , and he will always be with you. Jane Schoen

  5. Terry Turnquist July 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear about John. Definitely will miss my visits out to your place. Thank you for all your years of patronage and good conversation. May he rest in peace. Terry Turnquist.

  6. Ruth Hagfors July 16, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John was an absolutely beautiful, gentle person. He always had a smile and a fun remark or story. He will be missed. May the Lord wash His comfort over you.

  7. Lars Lindblom and family July 17, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    So sorry to hear about John!
    We are all happy to been able to see him over the years and he was like a brother to my mother Carin (first cousin of John). We all loved him very much!

    Lars, Agneta, Erika & Sofia Lindblom, Ludvika, Sweden

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