John Lind, 85, of Winthrop passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 14th, 11:00 A.M. at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Saturday.
Military Honors by the Winthrop Honor Guard.
John Mauritz Lind was born on June 21, 1930, in Winthrop, Minnesota. He was the son of Clarence and Margaret (Lockerby) Lind. John was baptized as an infant on November 2, 1930, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 25, 1944, both at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop. He received his education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1949. John furthered his education at the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in St. Paul, Minnesota.
On October 9, 1952, John entered the United States Army and served his country in the Korean War. He received the United Nations Service Medal, the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with One Bronze Service Star. John was Honorably Discharged on September 17, 1954.
On February 12, 1955, John was united in marriage to Mayona Sickmann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple resided in Winthrop. John was employed at Tri-County Dairy as a separation operator for six years and then at 3M in New Ulm for 27 ½ years, retiring in 1993. This union was blessed with three children and they shared 60 years of marriage.
John was a member of First Lutheran Church in Winthrop and served on the Church Council. He was also a member of the 3M Retirement Club and the Winthrop Legion Post #314.
John enjoyed fishing, traveling, water skiing, and time at the cabin with his family.
When he needed assistance with his daily care, John became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop on August 7, 2015, and passed away there on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be his memory.
John is survived by his:
Wife, Mayona Lind of Winthrop, MN;
Children, Scott Lind and his wife, Julie of Maple Grove, MN, and
Sandra Bailey and her husband, Steve of Dayton, MN;
Daughter-In-Law Becki Lind of Brooklyn Park, MN;
Grandchildren, Brad and Katie Lind, Tina (Aaron) Harstad, Matt Bailey, Alex and Noah Lind;
Great-Granddaughter, Bailey Harstad;
Sister, Mary Pioske of LeSueur, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Pat Lind of Winthrop, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Margaret Lind; Son, Daniel Lind; Brother, Jim Lind; and Brother-In-Law, Donald Pioske.