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Dean E. Lindquist

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Pastor Dean E. Lindquist Pastor Dean E. Lindquist departed this life to begin eternity on March 28th, 2010 at the age of 84. He died at home surrounded by the love and presence of his family. He embraced life with a passion and bravely faced the disease of heart failure.He was born in Cambridge, Illinois to Eric and Helen Lindquist. He graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary in 1950. He met the love of his life, Pauline who was in nursing school while he was in the seminary. They married July 23rd, 1950. He served 60 years as a Lutheran minister. His first church was in Page City, Kansas before being called to Canada, Los Angeles, Humboldt County, and Sweden. He moved his family to McKinleyville in 1964. He earned a Masters degree in marriage and family counseling. He was always active in charitable organizations, served on numerous committees, routinely worked at the voting polls and taught Swedish. He is survived by his beautiful wife Pauline, their sons Eric, John, and Garth, and daughter Pam Lindquist; daughters in law Larrilyn Lindquist, Melinda Prewitt, Jan Lindquist and ; grandsons David, Charles, Matthew, Joshua, and Garth; granddaughters Krista and Jessica Lindquist and Nicole DeLeo; great grandsons Kaden, Sebastian, and Benjamin Dean Lindquist, and Ari DeLeo. He had a sense of adventure that took him and his wife to all parts of the world - including Europe, Scandinavia, China, Egypt, Mexico, and the Caribbean We remember his dry sense of humor and quick wit. He loved to laugh and loved people. He made it his mission to put others first. He had profound insight and wisdom that he gently shared when asked. Dean was a theologian, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, volunteer, teacher, counselor, and loyal friend. He was an avid gym member at Cal Courts. Please join us at his Memorial Service Tuesday April 6th, 2010, at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 15th Street, Eureka. A reception will immediately follow the service. Private family interment will be held later. Although flowers are welcome, Dean would be honored for any memorial contributions made to the charity of your choice, or you may consider his favorites: - [Humboldt - Del Norte unit], Immanuel Lutheran Church of Eureka, or the building fund of First Presbyterian Church of Eureka. Please sign the guestbook at www.Times-Standard.com. Click on obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2010
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