Lindstrom, Morris Valentine (1926-2009)

Funeral services for Morris Lindstrom will be held at 2 P.M. Sat., Aug. 29, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Strandquist with military honors accorded by the Strandquist and Karlstad American Legion Posts. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Fri. with a 7 P.M. prayer service at our Karlstad chapel, and at the Church one hour prior to services on Sat.

Morris Valentine Lindstrom, the son of the late Swan and Ella (Nordine) Lindstrom, was born on February 14, 1926, at Strandquist, MN. He attended school and grew to manhood there and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Morris served with the U. S. Navy from December of 1944 until discharge in 1946, serving with the Seabees in the Pacific Theatre. He then returned to Strandquist and on June 24, 1950, was united in marriage to Marcelyn Lefrooth at Strandquist. The couple lived and farmed near Strandquist until retirement in 2001. He very much enjoyed family gatherings and hosting his many relatives and friends at his farm in Strandquist over the years. (It was the family gathering spot always.) Morris served on the Strandquist School Board. He was a member of the Thief River Falls V.F.W. and of the Strandquist American Legion Post and most recently of the Park Rapids American Legion Post. He also belonged to the Eagles at Thief River Falls. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing, playing cards, visiting, dismantling caterpillars, computers and photography. The couple moved to Park Rapids shortly after retirement. Morris passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with diabetes and kidney disease at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND., on Mon. evening, Aug. 24, 2009, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 10 days.

He is survived by his wife; two sons: Jeff (Peggy), of Akeley, MN. and Robert (Pat), of Strandquist; two daughters: Lori (Ted) Johnson, of Osage, MN. and Diane (Paul) Ditmanson, of Bemidji; two sisters: Amy Gunderson, of Strandquist and Francis (Roger) Brevik, of Stephen, MN.; two brothers: David, of Ramsey, MN. and Paul (Carol), of Polo, IL; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; in addition to many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers: Clarence, Rudolph, Lloyd, Arnie, Willard and Walter; and four sisters: Florence, Myrtle, Doris and Dorothy.

Found at: Collins Funeral Home

[Interred Mamrelund cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky

Author: W Saewyc

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