Obit: Lindgren, Bernard A. #3 (1933 - 2016)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Bessnet, Bryce, Erpenbach, Frey, Lampi, Lindgren, Stabnow, Wassmuth
----Source: The Owen-Withee Enterprise (Owen, WI) 7/28/2016
Lindgren, Bernard Arvid (11 NOV 1933 - 24 JUL 2016)
Bernard Arvid Lindgren, age 82, of Loyal, WI passed away peacefully at the House of the Dove in Marshfield on Sunday July 24, 2016.
Bernie was born on November 11, 1933 in Greenwood, WI to Vaner H. and Anna W. (Stabnow) Lindgren. He attended Beehive Grade School and graduated from Own High School in 1952. In June 1955 he enlisted into 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 on January 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 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), Pat (Lisa), Dave (Michele), John (Nancy), Mary (John) Erpenbach, Joe (Michele); 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; his brother Peter (Linda), his sisters: Gwen (Tom) Bessnet, Karen (Don) Lampi, 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 July30, 2016 at 11:00 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 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery immediately following the service with military honors and then a luncheon will be served in the church basement.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the House of 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 the arrangements.
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