Nellie Gertrude Lindberg(1917 - 2018)

Nellie Gertrude Lindberg, age 101, of Cedarville, Michigan, died on August 26, 2018 at Cedar Cove Assisted Living. She was born on June 21, 1917 in Hessel, Michigan, to August John and Frances (Bumstead) Lindberg.
Nellie grew up in Hessel and graduated from Sault High School. She began teaching in 1937 at the Maple Leaf School on Rockview Hill. She earned her Bachelors in Science in 1952 from Michigan State Normal College. Nellie continued to teach elementary all over the Eastern Upper Peninsula until 1972, when she retired. She then worked for United States Postal Service for ten years. After retiring from the Postal Service, Nellie returned to teaching in a volunteering capacity.
Nellie was a teacher at heart and loved to educate anyone. She enjoyed playing the piano, reading geography books, and studying the dictionary. In the last few years, Nellie has like to play bingo and trivia while living at Cedar Cove.
Nellie is survived by five generations of Lindberg nieces and nephews living all over the United States and abroad.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, August and Frances Lindberg and six siblings, Albert Lindberg, Delia Bickham, Ella Esseltine-Cope, Mae Gustafson, Edna Soderlund, and Charlie Lindberg.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at R. Galer Funeral Home, 24549 S. M-129, Pickford, Michigan. Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at Rockview Cemetery.
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R. Galer Funeral Home
24549 S M 129 Pickford, MI 49774
(906) 647-3400
Published in Sault Ste. Marie Evening News on Aug. 30, 2018