Grace M. Lindstrom, 94, of Fremont, OH passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 22, 2015. She was born on March 1, 1921 in Pequot Lakes, MN, the daughter of Lewis and Selma (Thorsten) Hojem. She was a graduate of Humbolt Business College in Minneapolis, MN.
Grace married Leonard “Slim” H. Lindstrom on July 18, 1941 in Walker, MN and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1977. At the Fremont News-Messenger, Grace progressed from being Teletypist, to Proof Reader, to Staff Writer, writing obituaries and human interest stories. She retired in 1984.
Grace was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Daughters of Reformation. She also sang in the choir. Grace enjoyed playing Scrabble, gardening, traveling and listening to Loons, a common bird in Minnesota.
Grace is survived by her children, Doris (Bill) Hames, Avondale Estates, GA, Robert Lindstrom, Fremont, OH, Mary Reuben, Minneapolis, MN, Joyce McCann, Birmingham, AL, David Lindstrom, St. Louis, MO, Amy (Peter) Howley, Watsonville, CA; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She has been surrounded for years by beloved friends and neighbors, John and Cathy Morrison, Phyllis Heileman and Debbie Rader; special caregivers, Amy Morton and Judy Gonzales.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard “Slim” H. Lindstrom and four siblings.
Memorial Service: Saturday, October 31, 2015; 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 705 W. State St., Fremont, OH with Pastor Jody Rice officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hearth to Hearth, PO Box 208, Lake Ann, MI 49690 which serves widows and orphans in Kenya and Uganda.
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Edward, Sandra and Donald L.Schultz
Grandma, thanks for all the great memories from my childhood to my adulthood. You will never be forgotten. I am honored to have had you in my life for 43 years. Love from your grandson Bucky.
Judy (Gahn) Gangwer
To the loving family of Grace Lindstrom:
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. May all the wonderful memories that you have stored up over the years and your abiding faith help support you in the days ahead.
vicki and larry
We loved Grace from the moment we met her. She was well-named, a woman who possessed such a loving heart and graceful manner. We know you will miss her terribly, but she is in all of you, every day. She sure was proud of her clan!
Dear Dory, Mary, Joyce, Bob,Dave, and Amy, your Mother was a very special person and one who was so dear to me. She has always been a good friend, a confidant and second Mother. I never visited Fremont without a visit with Grace and always returned home to Phoenix with a renewed love and respect for her. I’ll miss her so very much but I know she is much more comfortable now and running around barefoot and happy someplace else close by. My love and comfort too you all.
I was truly blessed to have Grace as my neighbor and eventually as my dearest friend. I admired her for her zest for life, her insatiable curiosity, and her competitive nature during our scrabble games. She was my friend, my mentor, and my confidant and she will be greatly missed.
Dear Doris and family,
Hi Doris, I am thinking of you at this time and send my deepest condolences.
I sure do remember your mom. I enjoyed talking with her back in the Fremont days. And I remember all of our times, Doris, in Luther League going to Florida and other adventures.
It sounds like she has had a great and full life and so now she is free again of the age our bodies take us to. Losing our Mom’s….it is a hard challenge, but after the grieving they seem to show up and speak to us from the other side. Or send messengers.
My deep sympathy to you and to your family.
Love and a big hug, Gail
Dear Auntie Grace,
Thanks for all you’ve been to me: Auntie, confidant, cheerleader, and editor. You’re a beautiful soul with a compassionate heart, and sometimes, in a tough situation, I’ve asked myself, “What would Auntie Grace do about this?” I know I’ve handled those times better for having asked the question. I am always reminded of your wisdom and kindness.
May you soar with happiness in your reunion with Uncle Slim, Grandpa, Grandma, Baby Grace, Teddy, Arnold, Phillis, David, Joanne, Mom, Dad and all of your other relatives and friends who have entered eternity. Thanks for the love you’ve left with the rest of us. It’s a comfort in the midst of my grief.
You’ve been a gift to the world, and I’m so fortunate to have known you my whole life.
With love and thanksgiving, until we meet again,
Your niece, Carla
Renee Heileman Rowe
Dear Amy, Bob, Dory, Mary, Joyce, and Dave,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Mom. Grace was the quintessential good neighbor and a dear friend to my Mom, Phyllis Heileman. Mom was just telling me how much she loved having a friend who was right across the street. She cherished the time they shared: sipping coffee, experimenting with new recipes, chatting on the front porch, or just taking a relaxing walk together. Mom always looked forward to watching newfound shows with Grace, as they had similar tastes and a shared sense of humor. She knew Grace was the only person who would appreciate these programs on as many levels as she did.
I never had to worry about my Mom, because I knew Grace was always there to provide unwavering support and companionship. And Mom loved her and reciprocated that support. They always kept a watchful eye out for each other. She will be missed by Mom, me, and all her family, friends, and neighbors. Chestnut Street just won’t be the same without her.
Sr. Suzette Fisher (aka Sharon)
Deepest sympathy to all Grace’s children, especially those who were childhood friends. I have very fond memories of Grace and the Lindstrom family, our neighbors, our second home. I’m sure your mom will be sorely missed. Sorry I can’t be at the memorial this morning. But know my prayers and thoughts are with you.