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Obituary for Richard D. Lindstrom
RICHARD DEAN LINDSTROM, 68, of 408 South Madison Street in Morrison, IL died Monday, June 15, 2009 at his home. Richard was born on March 31, 1941 in Galesburg, IL to Nellie C. Lindstrom-Eads, and raised by his grandmother Ellen V. Lindstrom. He was educated in the Morrison and Thomson, IL grade schools and he attended Morrison High School in Morrison, IL. He married Lynne A. Decker on July 13, 1962 in Morrison, IL. She preceded him in death on September 1, 1984. He later married Mary E. (Porter) Houseright on June 1, 1985 in Morrison, IL. Richard served in the U.S. Army. He was first employed by Goodenough Dairy as a milk delivery man. He then engaged in farming in the rural Thomson area of Carroll County while also employed by General Electric in Morrison, IL, retiring in 1995 after 34 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison, IL and the Morrison Dunlap Lodge #321 " AF & AM. Richard enjoyed woodworking and metal working. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Leanne Stock of Morrison, IL and Rene Renkes of Morrison, IL; two sons, Ritchie (Heather) Lindstrom of Morrison, IL and Matthew Lindstrom of Morrison, IL; one step son, Josh (Tina) Schave of Bolingbrook, IL; seven grandchildren, Allison Renkes, Tate Renkes, Adam Lindstrom, Anna Lindstrom, Jade Stock, Nathan Schave, and Michael Schave; two sisters, Vicki (Jim) Carroll of Morrison, IL and Ellen Turner of Morrison, IL; and two brothers, Larry (Mary) Eads of Morrison, IL and Robert (Eileen) Cook of Morrison, IL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie; and one grandson, Jacob Lyle Lindstrom.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Thursday " June 18, 2009 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Mr. Rich Criss " Ministry Coordinator: Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION 5:00 " 8:00 PM Wednesday " June 17, 2009 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL with graveside military funeral honors.