Carl A. Lindman


Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2003

Former Alaska resident the Rev. Carl A. Lindman died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Bethany Covenant Home in Minneapolis. He was 86.

Services will be hel at 11 a.m. Monday at the Assemblies of God Church in Pillager, Minn., with Pastor Robert Osell officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd, Minn., and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Mr. Lindman was born Oct. 10, 1916, to Karl and Christina (Sjoman) Lindman in Duluth, Minn. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and the University of Maryland with a teaching degree. He married Florence Lindstrom Aug. 22, 1941. She died Nov. 12, 2002.

Mr. Lindman taught at Pillager High School in Pillager, and also served as its principal in the 1940s. He was pastor at the First Baptist Church in Pillager from 1938 to 1953, the Bethany Baptist Church in Anchorage from 1953 to 1958, returned to First Baptist in Pillager from 1958 to 1968 and was pastor at the Soldotna Bible Chapel from 1968 to 1984. Upon his retirement, he and Florence moved back to Pillager, where they resided until entering the Bethany Covenant Home.

Mr. Lindman was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, parents and sister, Inez Lindman.

He is survived by sons and their wives, Robert and Marilyn Lindman of Lino Lakes, Minn., and Gary and Marsha Lindman of Soldotna; daughters, Barbara Lindman of Shoreview, Minn., and Mary Carlson and her husband, Dan, of Moundsview, Minn.; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Harold Gillson of Pillager; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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