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.