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In Memory of

Bruce C. Lindgren

May 13, 1933 - June 3, 2013

Obituary


Bruce Carlton Lindgren, 80, of Spooner, formerly from Hayward and Baraboo, Wisconsin passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at home.

Bruce was born May 13, 1933 in Baraboo, the son of Roy and Martha (Newman) Lindgren. He graduated from Baraboo Senior High School and enlisted in the Air Force in December of 1953. He served 4 years as a Radar Operator at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, KS and Radar Site in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.

He married his high school sweetheart, Pat Nietz on May 15, 1954. They were blessed with...

Bruce Carlton Lindgren, 80, of Spooner, formerly from Hayward and Baraboo, Wisconsin passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at home.

Bruce was born May 13, 1933 in Baraboo, the son of Roy and Martha (Newman) Lindgren. He graduated from Baraboo Senior High School and enlisted in the Air Force in December of 1953. He served 4 years as a Radar Operator at the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, KS and Radar Site in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.

He married his high school sweetheart, Pat Nietz on May 15, 1954. They were blessed with 3 children, Bruce John, Rice Lake, Brian (Roxanne), Barnes and Tamara (Ken) Asplund, Rice Lake.

Bruce worked for McGann Furniture installing tile and carpet and then for Olin at their Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Baraboo as a Security Officer. In 1976 he and Pat purchased Birch Wood Resort on Lost Land Lake near Hayward. They sold that in 1986 and moved to Upper Twin Lake on the Tigercat Flowage. In March of this year they sold their lake home and moved to Spooner. During the years at the resort he was very active as a member and officer of Musky Country Snowmobile Club, Sno-Mads and Lost Land, Teal and Ghost Lake Resort Association. He was a member of Hayward Lakes Resort Association and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Bruce loved living in Wisconsin and loved the Northwoods. His favorite place on earth was a cabin he and his brother and 5 friends built with their own hands starting in 1953. What seemed like an impossible dream is now enjoyed by the second and third generations. Only 2 of the founders remain.

He lived to hunt, fish and snowmobile. He worked as a fishing guide for several years and led snowmobile rides for over 30 years. He took pride in his woodworking and made furniture and items to sell, going to Craft Shows in Wisconsin and Minnesota for over 20 years. In more recent years, he spent his time reading Western books, watching Western movies and being with family.

Diagnosed with Leukemia in 2003, he had Chemotherapy frequently the past 2 years. A fall at home, due to his weakened condition, resulted in his death.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, a nephew and a niece and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother Larry.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home, Baraboo, Monday, June 10th with visitation from 10-11 a.m. before the service. Burial will be in the family plot in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo. Military rites will be accorded by Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Bruce Lindgren Memorial Fund to help preserve Woodtick Lodge, his favorite place on earth. Gifts may be made to the family or The Bruce Lindgren Memorial Fund c/o Bank of the West, P.O. Box 408, Spooner, WI 54801-0308.