Robert Lindquist


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Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Robert R. "Bob" Lindquist, 85, of Andover, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Hammond Henry
Hospital, Geneseo.
Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Inurnment will be at Andover Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home Ltd., Orion, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Bob was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Andover, the son of Russell and Gladys Holstrom Lindquist.
He married Doris Lieving on Jan. 23, 1949.
Bob spent his life as a farmer and later worked in agriculture sales. He was a 1945 graduate of Orion High School. Bob was a lifelong member of Augustana Lutheran Church, where he was the beloved custodian for many years. He also was a befriender and hospice volunteer.
Survivors are wife, Doris Lindquist, Andover; children, Kathy Skelton, Rock Falls, Jeana Rust, Rockford, Ed Lindquist, Andover, Joe (Diane) Lindquist, Alpha, and Mark (Kim) Lindquist, Lynn Center; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons-in-law, Jack Skelton and John Rust; brother, Dean Lindquist; and infant sister, Rosemary Lindquist.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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