FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN.
VISITATION: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
INTERMENT: Snellman Cemetery, Snellman, MN
SURVIVORS: His son, Raymond (Tanya) Lindbom of Pembrooke, Kentucky; 5 granddaughters; 1 grandson; 2 great grandsons and his sister, Anna Mary Nieminen of Osage, MN.
HAROLD GUST LINDBOM
June 15, 1930 ~ April 16, 2012
Harold Gust Lindbom, age 81, a lifelong Osage, MN area resident, peacefully passed into eternal life on Monday, April 16, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, MN.
Harold was born on June 15, 1930 on the home farm in Shell Lake Twp., of Becker County, MN to Gust A. and Wilhelmina Sophia (Waahtalo) Lindbom. He attended the District #82 country school near his home. Harold grew up helping on his parent’s dairy farm. As a young man, he learned the automotive mechanics trade and worked for many years for the Ford dealerships in Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids. He also did automotive repair work on his own for 15 years until his retirement in 1991. In January of 1954, Harold was united in marriage to Jane Balser on the home farm. They were blessed with one son, Raymond. On February 27, 1960, he was married to Mary Ann Ryks in Chicago, Illinois. Harold had a profound love for music, especially old time classic country. He was a self taught guitarist who was also adept at playing the concertina, accordion and keyboards. He loved the outdoors and as a boy, had pet deer, raccoon, skunks, fox and a crow. He also enjoyed restoring old cars and trucks. Harold’s life was forever saddened by the death of his precious wife, Mary Ann in 2010.
He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Raymond (Tanya) Lindbom of Pembrooke, Kentucky; 5 granddaughters; 1 grandson; 2 great grandsons; his sister, Anna Mary Nieminen of Osage, MN; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters: Signe Ennis, Gladys Dormanen, Elnora Mattson, Alice Racer and an infant sister, Lillian and brother, Ralph Lindbom.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN with Reverend Elmer Yliniemi officiating. Special recorded music will be “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”. Casketbearers will be: Jamie Dotseth, Gene Mattson, Kevin Racer, Dean Drewes, Cory Gibson, Ronald Lindbom, Edward Ennis and Reino Hendrickson. Honorary casketbearers will be: Chester Dormanen, Robert Ennis, Linnea Ennis, Helen Drewes, Robin Dotseth, Renee Weeks and Dorothy Dormanen. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Following the service, a luncheon will be held at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home. Interment will be made at the Snellman Cemetery in Snellman, MN.