Dennis “Link” Lindquist, age 76, of Cambridge died April 14, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 20th at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
Dennis “Link” Roy Lindquist was born July 15, 1942 in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota to Roy and Erma (Gilbertson) Lindquist. He graduated from Princeton High School and then served his country in the US Army, including a year of service in Vietnam. After returning home, Dennis ran the Cargill chicken farm in New Prague, MN for a number of years. He moved to ND after his marriage to Marlys Martin ended. There he met and married Charlotte Sauter. In North Dakota, he and Charlotte owned and operated the Hurdsfield Dairy King and gas station as well as the Goodrich Cafe where they were best known for their German food. Some years later, he and Charlotte left North Dakota and moved to Cambridge where he worked for Rolf’s Produce selling goods at the city markets. He was also a cook at the Purple Hawk Country Club, CJ’s and the Mystic Inn for many years. Dennis was often the main attraction at these eating establishments because of his witty personality and social charm. People said they loved his food, but would come anyhow just for him. He loved cooking and the company that came with it. He found his passion for cooking as a cook in the Army.
One of Dennis’ greatest accomplishments was his family. He was a fun loving grandfather. No matter how big or small, they all loved being around their papa. He had a way of making each of them feel special and making their time together an adventure.
Dennis passed away April 14, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital at the age of 76. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Erma; son, Daniel Lindquist; brother-in-law Glen Sauter; and sister-in-law, Marlys Lindquist.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Charlotte “Char”; children, Lisa (John) Gabbert, Wendell (Robin) Sauter, Cindy Olson, Ken (Carol) Sauter, Tammy Lindquist, Lora (Carl) Westberg, and Lori Lindquist (Gary Klingner); brother, Les Lindquist; sister, Cheryl Sauter; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends.
Jim Westberg says
A good classmate and friend, Rest In Peace!
Cindy Johnson says
Link was one of Neil’s best friends growing up in Dalbo. When they got to talking about the old milk hauling days they would get to laughing so hard they could not finish the story. I am sure Neil welcomed him home along with the rest of the holligins. Rest easy Link. Fluff
Linda Hohertz says
I’d known Link for almost 38 years. A lifetime shared. Through the struggles and pain of his life, he was warm, funny, and always sought me out. You could not help but respond to him. What is a gift that was. The ability to transcend your suffering and be engaged.
Linda Zechmann says
My cousin Dennis had the greatest sense of humor, dry humor! Once at a family gathering he arrived late. When someone asked him why he was late he replied, “well it takes a lot of time to look this good!” Rest In Peace, Dennis.
Mary Tunell says
Thank you for all the laughter. I will miss you my Friend.
Julie and Joe Bachmeier says
God wrapped you in his angel’s wings and took you home to heaven. We will miss you dearly Uncle Linc and your wonderful sense of humor but know we will see you again.
Marilyn Phelps says
My condolences for your loss
Pat Larson says
this message goes out to the family ,
and especially Tammy I am so sorry for your loss, loosing a father is so hard, Always in your Heart of Hearts he will always be. May the Good Lord bring all of you peace. Sincerely Pat