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.
Diane Christensen says
Eleanor….losing you is still hard to believe.. I will always cherish the hug and laugh we had Sunday over looking for your keys. Loved the Oreo cookies that you brought to Bible Class.each week. You were ..no..are a great lady, friend and devoted member of Faith. You now know the answers that we only dream of. With Dale waiting for you may you be blessed and share in all Heaven has to offer. We will miss you so much. LeRoy and Diane
LaVerne Peter says
Eleanor was a part of the family at Peter & Associates. She was loved by each of us and we looked forward to her daily visits. She shared our birthdays and we shared hers. She was pleasant always. Even Sophia (the dog) looked for the attention she provided each day. We shall miss her so much. We are consoled by knowing the great love she had for Jesus and for Faith Lutheran Church. We thank God for the precious time we had with her.
Cheri Larson says
So sorry to hear this news. I met Eleanor when I worked at Peter & Associates, she was a wonderful woman and I treasure the times she spent at the office with us. I will never forget the birthday party we had for her! She would visit with me about my Mom as Mom was in the Elim Care Center at the time. I admired her strong faith, and she will be greatly missed.
Arlene & LuVerne Norby says
I first met Eleanor in about 4th grade and we went on to graduate in the class of 1946. She was a good student but we both ‘suffered’ through shorthand I and II with a very demanding teacher–but look how we both spend our lives in various offices. We were good friends with Dale and Eleanor as couples too with many a good laugh and lots of good times. Ours was and will remain a cherished friendship.
Beverly Robinson says
Eleanor was such a lovely lady and good friend. We can be thankful she had such a deep faith in Jesus. Blessings to the family for the time they shared her with us.