Kathleen Lindstrand, age 88, of Winthrop passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at Oak Terrace in North Mankato, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop.
Kathleen Lindstrand was born on September 26, 1934, in Cornish Township, rural Lafayette, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Verna Meyer. Kathleen was baptized as an infant at the Courtland Lutheran Church and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1952.
On May 22, 1953, Kathleen was united in marriage to Dale Lindstrand at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, by the Reverend C. Wm. A. Kuehner. After their marriage, the couple lived in Oakland, California, while Dale was in the Navy, then they returned to Winthrop. Kathleen was a loving mother and wife. They were blessed with four daughters and the couple shared 54 years of marriage when Dale passed away on March 6, 2008.
Kathleen was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop and was active in the Ladies Guild.
Kathleen enjoyed reading, orchids, embroidering and traveling. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Kathleen became a resident of Oak Terrace in North Mankato and passed away there on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the age of 88 years. Blessed be her memory.
Kathleen is survived by her:
Daughters, Renee Oakland and her husband, Tim of Mankato, MN,
Michelle Klein and her husband, Douglas of Clear Lake, IA,
Sherry Krueger and her husband, Duane of Winthrop, MN, and
Sheila Ruschmeyer and her husband, Ryan of Mankato, MN;
11 Grandchildren, Jason Oakland and his wife, Kari, Eric Oakland and his wife, Melanie, Lindsay Oakland, Matthew Klein and his wife, Ashley, Kelli Little and her husband, Jay, John Krueger, Taylor Krueger and his wife, Molly, Brady Krueger and his wife, Sara, Kate Ernst and her husband, Patrick, Maggie Ruschmeyer, and Rachel Ruschmeyer;
Great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Oakland, Callie Oakland, Cameron Oakland, Emily Alwin and her husband, Brett, Kirsten Wimmer, Adonis Oakland, Chloe Unwin, Jase Krueger, Bethany Krueger, Bennett Krueger, Clara Krueger, August Ernst;
Sisters, Sonja Brigger and her husband, Mike of New Ulm, MN, Stacey Sandquist and her husband, Randy of Lafayette, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her Husband, Dale Lindstrand; Mother, Verna Meyer; Step Father, Victor Swenson.
Mark & Martha Santelman says
Twenty years ago when we moved to Winthrop some of the first people we met were Kathy & Dale Lindstrand and they, along with many others at Zion Lutheran, quickly became favorites of ours. Although we rejoice Kathy & Dale are in heaven through their faith in Jesus Christ, we know from the loss of my own parents that human emotions will still shed tears of sadness. May the Lindstrand family and friends have a joyous reunion at the wake and funeral and cling to fond memories for each of them…and the hope we have in this Advent season.