Orville "Rich"ard Lindstrom
Rich was born in Bozeman, MT on July 24, 1950 to Roald and Bonnie Lindstrom. He passed away on January 12, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. His mom and dad moved to Reno when he was 2 years old, practically making him a Native Nevadan. Rich loved everything about NV including the deserts, mountains, rivers, and the blue skies (his favorite color). Most of all, he loved his family; he was an amazing husband, dad, and papa. He was a thinker, creator, problem-solver, builder, mechanic, jokester, prankster, and a patient teacher to his family. He was always willing to lend a hand for whatever was needed for his family, friends, neighbors, and those he didn't know. Rich retired after 30 years from Hidden Valley Foods; he loved his job and the friends he made during that time. He made it known Ranch from Hidden Valley was the only salad dressing allowed in the house (the others don't pay the bills). He loved camping, mining, four-wheeling, fishing, BBQing, gold panning, and sitting around the fire pit sharing his stories of adventures growing up in a small-town Reno. Waking up with a smile on his face, everyday was a day for laughing, singing, dancing, and finding joy in life. His children and grandchildren were taught to do their best in school, work, and life which included being their best in all relationships. From sporting events to music and from art to work, anything they did, they were superstars in his eyes. He was a gentle giant who stood tall giving the best hugs and advice. Rich is survived by his best friend and one true love, his wife of 41 years, Anita. He is also survived by his children Jason(Christina), Katie, Lynella (James), Robert (Mike) and Jon, his grandchildren Salena (Russel), Dakota, Jalyn (Rob), Hailey, Allisyn, Shayla, Dylyn, Logyn, Cayden, and Graecyn. He is also survived by his sister Randi and brother Robert, along with extended family. He may have been known as Rich, but we are the rich ones for being able share in his life and love.
You will be in our hearts - Forever and Always.
A memorial service will be held
Saturday July 24, 2021 at Truckee River Farm 7777 White Fir Street Reno NV 89523 from 4:30 to 7 pm. Please join us in celebrating the life of this amazing man. Dress casually and bring your favorite stories to share. Refreshments will be provided.
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jan. 28 to Jul. 13, 2021.