Dan Lindquist, 56Daniel Wayne Lindquist, 56, Alexandria, died December 30, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family.
Daniel Wayne Lindquist, 56, Alexandria, died December 30, 2008 at his home surrounded by his family.
Dan was born May 28, 1952 in Alexandria to Donald and Elda (Freeberg) Lindquist. He graduated from Alexandria High School and furthered his education at Alexandria Technical College, receiving a degree in sales and marketing and finance and credit.
Dan was united in marriage to Christine Esala on September 17, 1977 in Virginia, Minnesota. To this union three children were born, Rebecca, Tina and Karl. The family resided in Alexandria where Dan worked as a real estate appraiser. Besides work he also enjoyed helping at church as a confirmation mentor, on the church council and as a Sunday school teacher.
Dan was also a member of the Viking Sportsmen, Jr. Viking Sportsmen advisor, Minnesota Dark House Assoc., NAIPA, and the Sunrise Lions.
He will always be remembered by his family as “the best pancake maker.” Time with his family and friends was important and he loved whittling, fishing, hunting, building projects, working with his hands and farming. Some of his favorite places were on the lake and Therapy Land.
He is survived by his wife, Chris; son, Karl (Samantha); daughters, Rebecca, Tina (Robert) Bosma; grandson, Trenten; mother, Elda Lindquist; brothers, Dave (Rose) and Doug; sisters, Debbie (Gary) Witkop, Denise (Jim) Larson; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and mother-in-law, Evelyn Esala.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; niece, Kristen; great-nephews, Nathan and Kyle; and father-in-law, Norm Esala.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 2 at Bethesda Lutheran Church with the Rev. Neal Olson and the Rev. Dale Olson officiating.
Pallbearers were Dave Lindquist, Hank Janz, Jimmy White, Marcus “Iver” Anderson, Keith “Beef” Anderson, Pete Peterson, Lee Hustad and Todd Esala.
Honorary pallbearers were his card group, fishing buddies: Mike D., Mike N., Mark G “Gussy”, Viking Sportsmen and Jr. Viking Sportsmen.
Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.