|Margaret E. Lindholm, 98|
|Written by TRF Times|
Roseau - Margaret Elizabeth Lindholm went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Roseau. Interment was held at the Hope Cemetery.
Margaret was born on Oct. 1, 1912 in River, (near Pencer in Roseau County) to Gustaf and Hannah (Tornquist) Gustafson. She attended grade school in District 84 and later graduated from Roseau High School in 1929. She attended Bemidji Teachers College and taught her first year at the Morehouse School in Winner and later the Edberg School in rural Wannaska.
She and Rev. C. Gustav Anderson were married on May 24, 1937. They worked together to start an Indian Mission in Warroad, which led to the beginning of the Warroad Mission Covenant Church. They made their home along the river in Warroad, where she raised a large garden, canned vegetables and prepared many meals for family and friends.
Following Gustav’s death in 1961, Margaret worked for two families as a babysitter/housekeeper while resuming classes at Bemidji State to complete her 4-year degree. She taught school in Swift, Roosevelt and Warroad until her retirement in 1978.
She and Rev. Leonard Lindholm were married in December 1964 and shared many years together until his death in January 1993. She moved to the Summerfield Place, then Oakcrest Senior Living until finally the LifeCare Roseau Manor, where she resided until her death.
Margaret was a member of Bethel Covenant Church for many years – a church that was started in her parents’ home. She was the pianist for many years and active in the ladies group and church activities. She lost three fingers in an electric mixer accident at the age of 85 while making cream puffs for the ladies group. It was a reminder to many who knew her to unplug the mixer when working with the beaters. Margaret became a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Roseau when travel became more difficult for her.
Over the past few years, when the teaching, gardening and canning was over, we seldom saw Mom without her crochet hook and yarn or embroidery in her hands. Her daily devotions were an important part of her morning and evening routine. In the two and a-half years in Roseau Manor, she cherished and waited for her evening devotions with Walter and Melva and Dorothy. As children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren we will miss her daily prayers that followed us.
Margaret is survived by her children: Carl (Diann) Anderson of Thief River Falls, David (Linda) Anderson of Brooklyn Center, Esther (Robert) Welin, of Roseau, Evert (Mary) Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz.; thirteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Thor of Massillon, Ohio.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, an infant son and her son, Eldon; step-children, Verner, Paul, and Edith Anderson; step-granddaughter, Sanna Baker; a brother, Harold Gustafson and sister, Ruth Gustafson.
An online guestbook is available at www.helgesonfuneralhome.com. A00003B2011SP28