Rolf C. Lindgren, 89, of New Rockford, N.D., formerly of Devils Lake and Maddock, N.D., died Monday, November 11, 2013, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford.
Rolf C. Lindgren, 89, of New Rockford, N.D., formerly of Devils Lake and Maddock, N.D., died Monday, November 11, 2013, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. Rolf donated his body to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks and at his request, there will be no services.
Rolf Caleb Lindgren was born December 13, 1923 on a farm near Heimdal, N.D., the son of Martin and Axia (Anderson) Lindgren. At the age of two he made a trip to Sweden with his sister and parents, to visit his grandparents. Rolf was educated in the Lansrud Country School, and Heimdal School through 8th grade, graduating from the Benson County Agricultural and Training School at Maddock in 1943. In 1945, he was manager of the Josephine Elevator at Josephine, N.D. and in the same year married Florence Benson from Maddock. In 1946 they moved to Barton, N.D. where Rolf managed an elevator for Woodworth Co. The couple moved to Devils Lake in 1954, where Rolf worked at Montgomery Wards in the hardware department for a year and a half, after which he began his life long commitment to being a car salesman for Powell Motor Co. in Devils Lake. Florence passed away in 1999. Rolf later spent several months at the Memorial Home in Maddock, before moving to the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford in February of 2011.
Rolf and Florence enjoyed their lakeside home at Wood Lake, and several winters in Las Vegas in their retirement years. Rolf loved to fish and hunt. He also enjoyed trips to Scandinavia in the 1970’s. Rolf was a member of the Eagles, Elks, and Odd Fellows.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Rolf was preceded in death by his parents; and all of his siblings, Myrtle, Rody, Arthur, Einar, Astrid, Ruth, and ViviAnn.
The Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock is in charge of the arrangements.