BARBARA A. LINDBLOM

AKKERMAN – INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Barbara Lindblom, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home.  She was 90 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 21st at the Akkerman – Ingebrand Funeral Chapel in Mora.

VISITATION will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home, beginning at 11:30 am.

INURNMENT will be held at a later date.

Barbara Ann (Stoneburg) Lindblom, age 90, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home.

Barbara was born on May 29, 1927 in Minneapolis MN to Clarence A. and Vivian (Carlson) Stoneburg. She lived in Duluth MN the first seven years of her life. They moved to Cambridge MN where she helped her parents in their Cambridge Bakery business. She was involved in choir, band, theater, cheerleading and was a majorette; and very active in her passion of horses which gave her the opportunity to ride in the Aquatennial parade. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945 and also attended Gustavus Adolphus College.

She worked at Anderson Drug in Cambridge where she met her future husband, John Lindblom. They were married on October 28, 1950 in Cambridge MN. They made their home in Mora MN when John started working as a pharmacist at Mora Drug. They started their family to include John III, Kristen and Jay. They were married three months short of 65 years when John passed away on July 11, 2015.

Barb was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star 158 and was a member for 61 years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church, Mora Women’s Club, PTA, Circle K Saddle Club, 4-H parent, Kanabec History Center, Vassaloppet Pancake breakfasts with the OES, Pop Concert decorations, Mora Commercial Club, Kanabec County Fair Board, Master Gardener. She was very involved with John, working alongside him, managing the Mora Drug Store where she always went out of her way to help their cherished customers to know they were special.

She was very proud of her Swedish Heritage and traveled to Sweden in 1986 to visit relatives; who also came to visit them in Minnesota.

She loved celebrating Christmas (leaving her tree up through March was a tradition) and other holidays. She also loved flowers and gardening.

She had a great passion for horses as well as all animals. There was never a time without a dog in the family. She took Kris to many horse shows and she also had Brittany Spaniel winning show dogs in the 1980’s. She loved to read, dance (she was a jitterbug, Lindy gal), music, cheering her boys at football games ringing her cow bell and hollering a little too loud for Dad to be too close, antiques, movies, cookbooks and most of all serving the public with her gracious giving spirit. She’s been described as a true gem, amazing, loving, ability to light up a room, fun, humorous, spunky, awesome, entertaining, vibrant, mother figure, wonderful, devoted, energetic, younger than her years, sweety, special lady, beautiful, good hearted, hugger, sentimental, made you smile thinking of her…. The best description is from a dear friend, “If everyone your Mom touched in a loving way held hands, I’m sure her love would circle the entire world.”

Barb was affectionately nicknamed “Gabby” with the innate ability to have two conversations at one time. She was so tiny but mighty. She loved her family and her life in the country on the lake amongst the many pine trees they planted, feeding the birds with John, talking with her best friend horse, Fred, and enjoying the peacefulness of the country. And everyone knows she had a great love for hats that looked so classy on her!!!!!

Barb was a very devoted wife and mother always remembering special occasions of friends and family with cards and gifts. She was also a second mother figure to some very special friends embracing them like family. She was always by your side when you needed her and she made sure anyone at their home had a meal or coffee and goodies. She would always wait and wave to you when you pulled out of their driveway.

She recently celebrated her 90th birthday at a surprise party with family and friends, some of which she had not seen in years. She was overwhelmed at how much she was loved.

Survivors include sons John (Jackie) Lindblom, Jay (Nancy) Lindblom and daughter, Kristen Lindblom; nieces and nephews, other family and dear friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents and brother John A. Stoneburg.

 

 

13 guestbook entries for BARBARA A. LINDBLOM

  1. Kathy Danielsom July 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Kristen and John,
    I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, Truly very difficult, sad time for you. Hold on to the special memories of good times with her.

  2. Jody Anderson July 18, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

    She was so special. We always enjoyed our conversations with her when we saw her. I am so glad I got to meet her. Remember Our memories always stay close to our heart.

  3. Chris & Marianne Santelé July 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. SO very many memories of Barb (and John)…from the Rexall/Soda Shop years, to friendship and landscaping! Prayers and hugs to you all!

  4. Peg Roesler July 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    What a special lady! I will miss her as I know all of you will. She was always so kind, as was John! The world would be a better place with people like they were. God Bless. Dick and Peg Roesler

  5. Kris Johnson July 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

    Gonna miss this special lady! Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  6. Lars, Agneta, Erika and Sofia Lindblom July 20, 2017 at 2:54 am #

    Dear second cousins,

    Sorry to hear about Barbs passing, We have such lovely memories from her visit in Sweden and all the times we have met her (and you all) in MN. We loved Barb, a kind, warm person, easy to talk to and sharing jokes with!
    Barb (and John) had a special place in our hearts. Carin (my mother) always talked about the warm welcome she got while visiting their home.
    We will miss this special lady and we will keep her in our minds forever!

  7. Randi Yankowiak July 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Lindblom Family, So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Simply said, she was simply the best! My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  8. Bobbie Besser July 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    Waiting on your Mom all the years I worked at Kanabec Bank was always a special treat. She was such an energetic person and I loved hearing about the long life she allowed for her Christmas trees. God bless you all!

  9. Diane Lehmberg July 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I met her once a long time ago with her daughter Kris, whom I worked with. She was a beautiful person. We know this is a very difficult time, but cherish all the good time you had with her. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God will hold your family in his arms and give you peace and contentment. God bless. Jerome and Diane Lehmberg

  10. Fred Chose July 21, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    To
    John, Kris and Jay

    We were very sorry to hear about your mother suddenly passing away. We just talked to her at the lake the day before the start of our vacation and she was so alert and full of energy

    After being Fish Lake neighbors for over 50 years it won’t be the same there…she will be greatly missed.

    Without having a grandma here in the U.S. your mother quickly became “grandma” Barb.to our daughter Krystelle.
    Every drive to the lake she would ask if we could go see Grandma Barb and Aunt Kris on the hill.
    She will be missed dearly.

    After finding out last summer during the flood of the century at the lake….Barb was a religious Elvis fan. Krystelle said all the way down to Graceland she wanted to be sure and bring back something from Elvis for Grandma Barb.
    She picked out something special for her and weill bring it back next week..

    We have another week of our road trip vacation and we’ll see you soon.

    Barb is now with Big John and may even be listening to Elvis in person….

    Fred, Emy and Krystelle Chose

  11. Kayleen Brausen July 21, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    My mom, Ruth Mathews, admired Barb so much!

    Thinking of you all today, prayerfully.

  12. Sherri Borg July 21, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    Kris and John,
    Prayers and sympathy for your entire family st this difficult time. Your Mom was such a sweetheart every time I had the chance to visit with her.

  13. Terry & MaryBeth Ringler July 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    KRIS and family, we are so sorry for your loss. She always had a twinkle in her eye when speaking to Terry about FRED. Our hearts & prayers for you and your family.
    Happy Trails Barb :)

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