The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

March 3, 2013

Donald R. Lindblom

—   Donald R. Lindblom, age 80, of North Mankato, died Friday, March 1, 2013 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living, North Mankato.

  Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato with Rev. Jay Dahlvang, officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour before service on Wednesday. Burial with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato.

  Donald was born October 1, 1932 to Ernest and Erma (Robideau) Lindblom in Mankato. When his mother passed away Donald was raised with the help of his father's family until Ernest married Leona Klaseus.  He graduated from Mankato High School. Donald served his country with the U.S. Army from 1953-55. On February 15, 1958 he was united in marriage to Patricia Harty in Mankato.  Donald was employed by Crown Cork and Seal (Continental Can) as a quality control inspector for over 30 years.  He enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer and had caddied in his youth at the Mankato Golf Club. He also enjoyed playing cribbage, music of the 50's and 60's, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins, and spending time with his family and their activities. He was a volunteer for Hilltop Neighbors, a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 11, and a Jefferson Award Recipient.

  Donald is survived by his wife, Patricia; seven children, Kathleen (William) Gripman of Plymouth, MI, Mary Jo (Bruce) Bauman of North Mankato, David (Sheila) Lindblom of Mankato, Richard (Lisa) Lindblom of North Mankato, Lori (Randy) Seitzer of Good Thunder, Cindy (Chris) Kaufman of North Mankato, Tom (Deb) Lindblom of New Prague; 20 grandchildren, William and Margaret "Meg" Gripman, Daniel, Andrew, and Tony (Trayl) Bauman, Matt (Jamie) and Ryan Lindblom, Kyle (Jamie), Cameron, and Tory Lindblom, Dustin and Ryan Seitzer, Erin (Todd), Katie, and Jake Kaufman, Amanda (Dennis) and Brittany Lindblom, Abby, Taylor, and Olivia Lindblom; seven great-grandchildren, Hunter, Dylan, Carson, Benelli, Braxton, Rhyan, and Elena; nieces and nephews.

  Donald was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Leona, son, Tim in 1999 and brother, Richard "Dickie" Lindblom in 1959.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Rachel VanHorn

     Rachel VanHorn, 71, of Amboy, died on Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • pauline halvorson.JPG Pauline Halvorson

       Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeLores Porter.JPG DeLores (Christensen) Porter

     DeLores (Christensen) Porter, Beloved Mother and Grandmother, age 85, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Keystone Communities in Mankato.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald Schmidt.JPG Ronald "Ron" George Schmidt

     Ronald "Ron" George Schmidt, 66, went to be with his Lord and join his parents in Heaven on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Melba Katterhagen.JPG Melba Katterhagen

      Melba Katterhagen, age 82 of Waseca, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Lakeshore Inn in Waseca.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • judy peery 1.JPG Judith "Judy" A. Peery

       Judith "Judy" A. Peery, 73, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Alice Mae Benson

    Alice Mae Benson, age 88, of Madison Lake died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Mankato, MN.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lyle Cromer.JPG Lyle Lawrence Cromer

    Lyle Lawrence Cromer, age 82 of Waseca passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Colony Court Memory Care in Waseca surrounded by his family.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pauline Halvorson

    Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Maynard Lee Peterson

    Maynard Lee Peterson, 93, passed away Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, at the Lodge on Natchez in Elko, Minnesota.

    July 24, 2014