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Curtis Lindahl

November 21, 2012
The Daily News

IRON RIVER - Curtis H. Lindahl, 89, of Iron River, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Northstar Health System surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 18, 1923 at the Lindahl Farm in Beechwood, the eldest of five children, to Harold and Martha (Durow) Lindahl.

Curtis graduated from Iron River High School with the class of 1941. He earned an associate degree from North Park Junior College in Chicago, in 1943. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country as a lieutenant J.G. aboard the USS Hyde APA in the South Pacific during World War II.

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He married the former Eleanor Kalbfleisch on June 28, 1947, in Brown City, Mich. They returned to Iron River where he owned and operated Lindahl Chevrolet until his retirement in 1988.

He was an active member of Grace Covenant Church, The Gideons International, Kiwanis, and life member of the VFW. In retirement he volunteered with Mobile Missionary Assistance Program for eight years at churches and Bible camps in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. Winters were spent in Vero Beach, Fla. from 1996 to 2007, where he and his wife volunteered at Life for Youth Christian Camp. They returned to Iron River in 2007.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor; two daughters, Gail Baker of Iron River, and Lyn Lindahl of Walled Lake, Mich.; two sons, Mark (Carolyn) Lindahl of Iron River, and Dean (Noomie) Lindahl of Forest Lake, Minn.; two brothers, Elder (Muriel) Lindahl of Minneapolis, and David (Betty) Lindahl of Iron River; one sister, Ruby (Charles) Isaacson of Houghton; nine grandchildren, Katie Lindahl (Jamie Milton), Matt (Beth) Lindahl, Tim Lindahl, Sarah Baker, Betsy (John) Watkins, Ben Baker, Jordan Lindahl, Stefan (Brittany) Lindahl, and Daniel Lindahl; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Andy; and one sister, Carol Jackson.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Grace Covenant Church of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev James Swanson II to officiate.

Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery, Iron River. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to Grace Covenant Church or The Gideons International.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Curtis Lindahl online at

Funeral arrangements were by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.



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