Alfred Helmer Lindgren, 76
Alfred Helmer Lindgren, 76, of Cass Lake died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Cass Lake Indian Health Service in Cass Lake. He was born June 29, 1931 in Osage, the son of Carl and Dorothy (Fisher) Lindgren. He grew up and attended school in Linne...
Alfred Helmer Lindgren, 76, of Cass Lake died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Cass Lake Indian Health Service in Cass Lake.
He was born June 29, 1931 in Osage, the son of Carl and Dorothy (Fisher) Lindgren. He grew up and attended school in Linnel.
Following his schooling, he enlisted in the US Army and served his country from 1949-51. He fought in the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After his release from active military service, he transferred to the Army Reserve where he completed eight years of service under the Universal Military Training and Service Act.
In 1956, he worked for the Morton Mining Company in Hibbing as a dump truck driver. In 1960, he continued his mining work in Butte, MT, working in the underground mines until his retirement in 1972 when he moved back to Minnesota.
In 1955 he married Edith Armstrong, and he is survived by their four children: Timothy (Sandra), Barbara (James) Bond, Daniel (Vickie) and Joel (Jennifer). In 1982, he met his special friend and companion of 26 years, Arlene Whitebird, and is also survived by their daughter, Fawn Whitebird.
He is also survived by three sisters, Edna Conklin, Norma Conklin and Joyce Hendrickson; one brother, Alton Lindgren; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, a special niece, Patti Strom; a special nephew, Matic "Mike" Dalton. and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Orville.
Funeral: Tuesday, April 29 at the Veterans Memorial Building, Cass Lake, with Pastor David Yates officiating.
Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Cass Lake.