Robert Lindquist, age 92, of Winthrop passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 15th, 11:00 A.M. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Bernadotte Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Robert John Donald Lindquist was born on December 19, 1922, in Bernadotte Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. He was the son of Lars John and Anna (Webster) Lindquist. Robert was baptized as an infant at his home and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at First Lutheran Church in Lafayette, Minnesota. He received his education in Lafayette.
On August 5, 1967, Robert was united in marriage to Alice Schwartz Spellum at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple resided on the farm in Bernadotte Township. They moved to Winthrop when they retired.
Robert was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop and a former member of First Lutheran Church in Lafayette.
Robert enjoyed collecting antique cars and working on gas engines. He was proud of his Swedish heritage. Robert loved to socialize, tell stories and reminisce; he knew everyone’s names and how they were related.
When he needed assistance with his daily care, Robert became a resident of Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord and passed away there on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the age of 92 years. Blessed be his memory.
This was a newspaper clipping that Bob found and gave it to his wife, Alice. “Don’t walk behind me I may not lead, don’t walk in front of me I may not follow, just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Robert is survived by his:
Wife, Alice Lindquist of Winthrop, MN;
Children, Dean (Shirley) Lindquist of New Ulm, MN,
Lyle (Carla) Lindquist of Brooklyn Park, MN,
Carol (Greg) Kilbane of Wichita, KS,
Jim Spellum of LuVerne, MN,
Mary Trebelhorn of St. Peter, MN,
Jenny Lindquist of Eden Prairie, MN, and
Anna Lindquist of Eden Prairie, MN;
Grandchildren, Robert Lindquist, Ryan Lindquist, Colin and Corey Kilbane, Charlie, Stacey and Joey Phillips, Julia and Carl Donner, Ava Pedersen and Erik Gaynor;
Great-Grandchildren, Alicia and Levi Lindquist, Kendalyn Lindquist, Carl Kilbane, Jacoby Young;
Siblings, Amy Larson of New Hope, MN, and Linnea Blasingame of Winthrop, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Verdella Shenard of CA, and Hildegarde Schwartz of Mayer, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his Parents, Lars John and Anna Lindquist; Brothers, Levi, Edgar, Henry, Emil, and Carl; Sisters, Sadie Nelson, Florence Youngblom, Myrtle Hoffman, Alice, and Marcella Bieraugel.