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.
Mary Griep says
So sad to see this! Duck was one of the most positive happy person, I have ever met! My thoughts and prayers are with the family for comfort and strength! May all your memories bring healing in your hearts!
Going to miss you. Only got to know you during the past few years at the resort however it was always a pleasure to see your smiling face. You were a delight, an inspiration, positive & full of life. Going to miss you friend. Heaven really did receive an angel. Never forgotten!
Stacy -aka- Tracy - sister of Frank says
One of the good ones. We lived next to Dick and Lynne in north Mpls and Dick always welcomed my family to stay at his cottage when I was young. He taught me how to waterski and love the lakes! In Elk River we would visit and go down the thrilling snow sledding hill he had! To me, he was always bigger than life. Big smile. Big hearty laugh and Big heart. I remember when I brought my twins to his cabin when they were young – he made them milkshakes and welcomed them too. You made a huge impression every where you went and will be greatly missed Mr. Lindquist. I know my dad will need extra hugs today and I know your embracing Jen again with your big hugs! My prayers for peace to Lynne, Eric and the entire family and all Dicks friends. I’m so glad to have known you.
Tom Jeffrey Sinna says
Dick the kid you’re going to be missed one of the two good guys you and Earl can laugh again
Sharon sinna says
So sad too hear of Dicks passing. He and Lynne were part of our Zimmerman years for so long. He will be forever missed. RIP Dick from all the Sinna family
Jean Larson says
Lynn and family – So sorry to hear about Dick! My deepest sympathy and heaven gained a wonderful angel!
Margaret Bradley says
Lynn and family, so terribly sorry for your loss. There will come a time when only the good memories will remain and bring you comfort. My deepest sympathy to you.
Ted and Marty Stetler says
Heaven just became an even better place. We will never forget that smile and infectious laugh. So sorry for your loss Lynn. So glad you were in our lives..