Obit: Lindgren, Bernard A. #2 (1933 - 2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Lindgren, Stabnow, Wassmuth, Erpenbach, Bessnet, Lampi, Frey, Bryce
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/27/2016
Lindgren, Bernard Arvid (11 November 1933 - 24 July 2016) With Flag
Bernard Arvid Lindgren, 82, of Loyal passed away peacefully at the house of the Dove in Marshfield Sunday, July 24, 2016.
Bernie was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Greenwood to Vaner H. and Anna W. (Stabnow) Lindgren. He attended Beehive Grade School and graduated from Owen high School in 1952.
In June, 1955, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He completed basic training and military police training at Parks Air Force Base in California. He was then transferred to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA, where he met and married Edna Wassmuth Jan. 12, 1957, in Greencreek, ID. He did a tour of duty in Guam before he was honorably discharged in 1959. Upon completion of his time with the service, he moved his family back to Wisconsin where he purchased a farm south of loyal and raised his family.
Bernie farmed until he started his own construction business in 1972. He retired in 1993 and remained on the farm until this past Wednesday when he entered the House of the Dove where he lost his battle with lung cancer.
He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Alcoholics Anonymous (celebrated 44 years of sobriety) and the Loyal American Legion Post 175. He enjoyed reading and watching westerns, playing cards, watching the birds and caring for his Dachshunds, but he mostly enjoyed spending time with family.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Edna, of 59 years; his children: Dan (Gail), Jim (Jill), Mike (Michelle), John (Nancy), Mary (John) Erpenbach, and Joe (Michelle); 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; his brother Peter (Linda); his sisters: Gwen (Tom) Bessnet, Karen (Don) Lampi and Cala Frey; and his sisters-in-law: Kathy and Lola Lindgren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Thomas, Jerry and Ron; his brother-in-law, Ken Frey; and grandchildren: Eric and Jayme.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held July 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal, with Father Bryce and Rev. Msgr. Dennis Wassmuth officiating. The family will receive condolences from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery with military honors immediately following the service. A luncheon will then be served in the church basement.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the House of the Dove, 1100 W. 11th St., Marshfield, WI 54449
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. Cuddie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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