Dr. Malcolm I. Lindsay Jr., 78, of Rochester, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at home in Rochester. He was surrounded by family in the final weeks.
Mac was born in Minneapolis in 1935. He graduated from Washburn High School in 1953 as class valedictorian and won a four-year scholarship to Dartmouth College. Mac graduated from Dartmouth Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa and AOA awards in 1957. He met his future wife, Karin, in 1953 shortly before graduating from Washburn. They dated summers when he was home from Dartmouth and were married in September 1957, shortly before he started medical school at the University of Minnesota
. Karin was employed and supported them for four years until he graduated in 1961. He interned for a year on the Harvard Medical Service at Boston City Hospital. Their first child, Gail, was born at Boston Women's Hospital in 1961. Mac's career at Mayo Clinic began in 1962 with two years of internal medicine residency. Their son, Bruce, was born at Saint Marys Hospital in 1963. Mac's residency was interrupted from 1964 to 1966 by two years of service in the Army Medical Corps at Noble Army Hospital, Fort McClellan, near Anniston, Ala. Their daughter, Ruth, was born there in 1965. They returned to Rochester in 1966 for Mac's final year of residency before joining the staff in the Division of Community Internal Medicine in July 1967. He was chairman of the division from 1979 to 1987. Their daughter, Joy, was born at Saint Marys Hospital in 1968. Mac retired in 1997 after 30 years on the staff.
Survivors include his wife, Karin; their four children, Gail Marriner, of Santa Fe, N.M., Bruce Lindsay, of Fitchburg, Wis., Ruth Luedke, of Whitefish, Mont., and Joy Tornillo, of Acworth, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Ana, Nika, John, Heather, Isaac and Zoe.
Mac was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Douglas; and his older sister, Louise.
Mac was an enthusiastic member of First Unitarian Universalist Church in Rochester and enjoyed volunteering for Community Food Response.
Memorial services will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Rochester in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mayo Clinic Hospice, which provided tremendous support during his final illness, or to a