Marie Lindquist, age 81, of St. James, died on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m.,Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Augustana Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Burial will be at East Sveadahl Lutheran Cemetery rural St. James. Visitation will be Wednesday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 4 until 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com
Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Marie G. Koehn was born October 25, 1930, in Whittemore, Iowa, the daughter of George and Josephine (Hoescheid) Koehn. On May 29, 1954, Marie was united in marriage to Edward E. Lindquist. They made their home on the farm north of St. James. They were members of East Sveadahl Lutheran Church. After Edward passed away, in 1961, Marie and her two girls moved to St. James. Marie worked at Tony Downs Foods in St. James and Madelia for 31 years. She was an active member of Augustana Lutheran Church. She enjoyed baking cookies and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends.. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle Auxillary. Marie enjoyed planting petunias and tending her garden.
She is survived by her daughters; Louise (Rich) Olsen of St. James, Linda (Ed) Connell of St. James, sister; Elizabeth (Bernard) Zeidler of St. James, grandchildren; Jennifer (Geoff) Lemarr, Josh Altenburg and special friend Molly Seck, Katie Altenburg and special friend Jay Steffl, Melanie Connell and fiance Paul Allen, Kristi Connell, Tyler Connell and special friend Arica Otte, great-grandchildren; Preston & Julia Lemarr, Brynn & Steel Allen and Hayden Davis.
She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.