Richard “Dick” S. Lindquist, age 71, of Dassel, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, Minnesota, with interment at a later date in St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Elk River, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Family requested guests wear "Hawaiian" shirts in memory of Dick.
Richard “Dick” Stephen Lindquist was born on June 15, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the son of Russell and Lois (Carruth) Lindquist. Dick was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in Minneapolis, and was a graduate with the North High School Class of 1969.
On February 12, 1971, Dick was united in marriage to Lynne Kinkel at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Golden Valley, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two children, Eric and Jennifer. Jennifer was taken from them too soon on October 18, 1991. Dick and Lynne resided in Elk River, Minnesota, and moved to Dassel (Lake Washington), Minnesota in 1996. They shared 51 years of marriage.
Dick was employed with Orrin Thompson Homes in 1969, when he was a senior in high school and later with Ram Construction and Tipton. He was quite talented at building homes and started his own construction company, Lite Construction with partner, Nick DeGreeff. After several years, Dick became the sole owner when Nick left the company. His son, Eric, proudly followed in his father’s footsteps and currently owns the company. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, Minnesota. He was also a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elk River, Minnesota.
Dick had an infectious laugh and enjoyed pontooning, fishing, camping, horseshoes, softball, pickleball, golfing, watching the grandkids play sports, and wintering in Arizona with his wife. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Dick passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at his home, at the age of 71 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Dick is survived by his:
Wife, Lynne Lindquist of Dassel, MN;
Son, Eric Lindquist and his wife, Dana of Hanover, MN;
Grandchildren, Cadence and Drew Lindquist;
Siblings, Bruce Lindquist of Crystal, MN,
Pamela Bailey and her husband, Don of Circle Pines, MN,
Paula Allen and her husband, Doug of Pennsylvania,
Peggy Braam and her husband, Scott of Crystal, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Dick is preceded in death by his Parents, Russell and Lois Lindquist; Daughter, Jennifer Lynne Lindquist.