Elizabeth “Lou” Lind, age 85, of Winthrop, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at The Geneva Suites-Juneberry Home in Eagan.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop.
Elizabeth Lou Lind was born on July 2, 1933, in Bernadotte Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Nemerd and Sigrid (Anderson) Monson. Lou was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Bernadotte Lutheran Church in Nicollet County. She received her education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1951. Lou furthered her education at the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis.
On June 21, 1953, Lou was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Lind at Bernadotte Lutheran Church by the Reverend Stanley Swanson. After their marriage, the couple resided in Chicago, Denver, Wausau and Winthrop. Lou and Bob were blessed with two children who brought much happiness to them. Lou enjoyed a secretarial career for 40 years which included 19 years at the Winthrop High School, plus many years with the Sibley County Extension Office, the U.S. Government in Chicago and Denver, and the City of Wausau. Lou and Bob shared 62 wonderful years of marriage before Bob passed away on December 16, 2015.
Lou was a member of First Lutheran Church in Winthrop where she was in many church organizations such as choir, Luther League, LCW, LCW Treasurer, Ruth Unit, EMR Committee, Bible School Teacher, and Sunday School Teacher.
Lou enjoyed traveling with her husband and their many trips to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe. She enjoyed playing Bridge and going antiquing with Bob. She cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Lou became a resident of the Geneva Suites-Juneberry Home in Eagan, Minnesota, and passed away there on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be her memory.
Lou is survived by her:
Son and Daughter-In-Law, Blaine and Terry Lind of Monroe, WI;
Daughter and Son-In-Law, Joni and John McLean of Eagan, MN;
Four Grandchildren, Kalen (Jenny) Lind, Connor Lind, John McLean Jr. and Kristine McLean;
Great-Grandchildren, Ashton and Brecklyn Lind;
Sister, Margaret Sallstrom and her husband, Ray of Winthrop, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Carol Monson of Winthrop, MN;
Brother-In-Law, Jack Morris;
Other relatives and friends.
Lou was preceded in death by her Parents, Nemerd and Sigrid Monson; Husband, Robert “Bob” Lind; infant grandson, Robert Russell McLean; Sister, Karen Morris; Brother, Dale Monson.