John H. Lindstrom, age 85, of Durand, formerly of Modena, died Tuesday, December 26, at Oakview Care Center of Durand.
John was born on September 29, 1921, in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, a son of the late John A. and Frances (Mathis) Lindstrom.
On April 3, 1934, John took the hand of the love of his life, Angeline "Angie" Weber at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle, WI. Angeline preceded John in death on December 25, 2004.
John and his wife farmed in Trout Creek area for several years. Then, in 1967 John purchased his own implement dealership, Lindstrom Equipment, located in Modena, Wisconsin. John successfully ran his business until 1983, when heart complications forced him to sell the business to his sons. Even though John wasn't the owner, he still was the "Boss". Following retirement, John and Angie enjoyed time together wintering in different locations of Arizona.
He was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alma.
John's love for his family was shown through his successful business he ran. Being able to provide his family with the necessities of life was very important to him.
John loved to play cards and will be remembered for his Monday morning tee times at the Colfax Golf Course.
John is survived by his four daughters, Joyce (John) Bauer, of Nelson, Lois (Dave) Stellpflug, of Durand, Audrey (Dean) Throndsen, of Reedsburg, Marlys (Bob Gardenier) Lindstrom, of Middleton, WI; three sons, Keith (Marcy) Lindstrom, of Los Angeles, CA, Bruce (Jane) Lindstrom, of Modena, Brent (Renee) Lindstrom, of Mondovi; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Leona Grippen, of Durand; also by dear friends, Gerald and Evelyn Ford, Jane Sendelbach, Donna Whaley and many nieces, nephew and other friends. Besides his parents and wife, Angeline, two brothers, Victor and Alvin and five sisters, Olive Stewart, Ruby Walmsley, Idell Johnson, Christine Walter and Florence Abbott preceded John in death.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, December 30, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alma, with Father Rick Roberts as celebrant. Burial followed at Alma Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name appreciated to Oakview Care Center or charity of choice. Words of sympathy and memories of John can be directed to www.talbot-poeschel.com.
My time has come for me to go, and say good-bye to the ones I know
My body is tired, my mind is weak, it even is difficult for me to speak.
I miss my Angie, who was my mate, and now she is waiting by the gate.
So, as I go don't be sad, for I am grateful for all I had.
Embrace the day and smile for me, For I am going where I want to be.