Eleanor M. Lindahl, age 85, of Princeton, died April 16, 2014 as the result of an auto accident. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 21st at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Clifton Hanson officiating. A visitation will be held from noon until the service at 2:00 P.M. Monday at the church. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Church.
Eleanor Melvina nee Johnson Lindahl was born April 27, 1928 to Melvin and Mabel Johnson of Benson, MN. She was oldest of three children. Eleanor graduated from Benson High School. She married Dale Lindahl on May 9, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1954 they relocated to Minneapolis. In 1960 they moved to a farm in Isanti County. Eleanor held multiple jobs through the years, including with Control Data and the Minnesota State Hospital in Cambridge, along with being a homemaker.
Eleanor was very active with her children in 4-H and horse shows, was a licensed motorcyclist and a snowmobiler. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting, playing cards and in her later years watching the birds and wildlife in her yard. She stayed active with her church, helping with blood drives, volunteering and visiting friends.
Eleanor will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Loy and sister, Connie O’Brien, and by her loving husband, Dale. She is survived by her children Ruth Sweet and husband John Pepera of Bradford, Joyce and Larry Shappee of Birch Run, Michigan, David and Linda Lindahl of Princeton, Roger and Anne Lindahl of Rochester, Jim and Kim Lindahl of Andover, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.