Orville ard "Rich" Lindstrom
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.
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I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to meet him he amazed me. He was truly loved and will be missed by many.
Edy Hirst
February 12, 2021
My Cousin Rich had the BEST sense of humor! I think he and my dad received the same fun-loving personality! I remember multiple occasions of them being in trouble for a prank they’d find to always pull on one of our family members! He had the ability to make everyone laugh within minutes! I will miss him dearly!

One thing I can guarantee you is that he and my dad are already heaven’s most notorious pranksters! Watch for unexplained things to happen. My dad is always saying hello by pulling pranks on us. I’m sure he’s teaching him now! I love you guys, and I’m so very sorry! He was an amazing man!
Diana Hartley
January 29, 2021
Our love and prayers goes out to the family . This wonderful obituary shows that he was very blessed in his life with a loving family and that he lived a good life. God Bless you all. Jan & Lee Roberts
Jan Roberts
January 29, 2021
Rich was always sweet to Michael and I. I know he is missed by all. Love and Prayers are sent to the family.
Denise Chavez
January 28, 2021
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