Orville Lindquist (1918 - 2016)

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Orville Alfred Lindquist
Orville Alfred Lindquist passed away peacefully Saturday evening, August 27, 2016 in Nampa, Idaho, just 13 days after his 98th birthday. He was a devoted husband that loved being with family and friends.
Orville was born into this world on August 14, 1918 in Max, North Dakota to Anna and Carl Albert Lindquist. Growing up during the depression with nine siblings was difficult, however this experience convinced Orville that education was critical to his future. After graduating from Max High School in 1936 Orville started college which was interrupted when WWII broke out and he was drafted into the Army. After WWII Orville completed his Bachelor of Arts in Education from North Dakota State University with an emphasis in Commerce and a minor in Physical Education.
Orville's first teaching assignment was in Wilton, North Dakota where he soon became best friends with Edgar and Edsel Anderson. Before long, the Anderson boys introduced Orville to their youngest sister, Edna, who eventually became his beloved wife of 62 years. They lived in Garrison, North Dakota, Crane, Oregon, Libby, Montana, Minot, North Dakota, Geraldine, Montana, Klamath Falls and eventually settled in Santa Cruz, California where they lived in the same home for 51 years.
While in Santa Cruz Orville obtained a Master's Degree in Counseling at San Jose State University and became principal of the Adult Education Program. The friendships Orville developed over 40 years working in education were invaluable, as were the members of his church family at St. Stevens Lutheran Church where he attended for over 50 years.
Orville had many interests, however his true passion was hunting and fishing which began when he was eight years old learning to trap muskrats with his father. He fished whenever possible, and his favorite was hunting Mule Deer with his boys and the Schnabele Family in Eastern Oregon.
Orville is survived by his wife Edna; son Craig A. Lindquist and his wife Robin; son Wade A. Lindquist; daughter Karen Lindquist and her spouse Liz Papke; four grandchildren, Alise Erickson, Clay Lindquist, Kyle Lindquist and Kurt Lindquist; and 2 great-grandchildren, James Erickson and Ian "Orville" Erickson.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 8 South Midland Blvd, Nampa, Idaho 83652. Arrangements are under the direction of Zeyer Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 467-7300. Condolences may be expressed at zeyerfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Sunne Lutheran Church, 7701 Highway 36, Wilton, North Dakota 58579.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Sept. 1, 2016