Agnes Marie Lindgren May 17, 1923 - June 18, 2014 NILES - Agnes Marie Lindgren, 91, of Niles, MI, died at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, MI, following a brief illness. She was born on May 17, 1923, in Niles, Michigan, to Edward Francis and Cecelia Josephine (Pawlak) Brothers. She attended Niles schools, and had lived in Niles and South Bend, Indiana, all of her life. She was first employed in South Bend at Wilson Brothers which specialized in shirtmaking, and later was employed at the former Robertson's Department Store. During World War II, she was employed on the production line at the Studebaker Corporation. Agnes was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles. She had traveled throughout the United States with her husband, and enjoyed practicing homemaking skills, especially crocheting afghans, sewing, gardening, and canning. She is well-remembered for her love of all animals, both the domesticated pets and all of nature. On May 9, 1942, at the old Christ The King Catholic Church in South Bend, she married Raymond H. Lindgren, with whom she celebrated the sixty-first anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on December 20, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by siblings, Edward Brothers, Walter Brothers and Helen Minarik. Surviving family includes her children, Harold R. Lindgren and Colleen P. (& Michael) Klindworth, both of Niles; grandchildren, Darren J. (& Rose) Lindgren and Amy P. (& Ryan) Adams; great-grandchildren, Ryan Lindgren, Ian Adams, and Ava Adams; and Agnes' sisters, Lucia (& Ralph) Hendershott and Mary Ann Brothers, both of Niles; and many nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes M. Lindgren will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Niles by the Rev. David Otto of the parish. Committal Rites will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles, with recitation of The Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Contributions in memory of Agnes Lindgren may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), or to Pet Refuge. www.halbritterfunerals.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 21, 2014