Gordon "The Viking" Stanford Lindquist of Baudette passed away at his home on April 26, 2023 at the age of 93.
A Memorial Service for Gordon Lindquist will be held at Helgeson Funeral Home in Baudette on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 3:00pm with a visitation an hour prior. Interment will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery in Williams.
Gordon Lindquist passed away at his home in Baudette, MN in the early morning hours of April 26, 2023. He was 93 years old.
Gordon Stanford Lindquist was born on November 5, 1929 in Zippel Township (Baudette), MN to John and Esther Lindquist. He attended school in Williams. As a young man he worked in a mine as a welder, worked in the potato fields and made wieners in a cold cut plant in Sioux City, SD. He enlisted in the US Army in May 1954 and served part of his time in France.
Gordon, also known as “the Viking” (he liked to tell the kids that he was the last of the Vikings), loved playing golf, happy hour, hunting, catching fish, playing horseshoes and handing out root beer barrels. He was a member of The Eagles and the American Cancer Society.
Gordon is survived by his children, Jackie of Warroad, Chris of Warroad and Deborah of Baudette; five grandchildren - Eric, Brett, Darren, Michael and Heather; two great grandchildren; his sister, Lyla Pieper of Williams; and a brother, Roger Lindquist, who lives in Oregon; and also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Alice, Gladys Pearl, George Lyle, Florence Grace, Edwin Albin, Elwood, Ruby Laverne, Gilbert, Gordon Stanford, Shirley Arline, Dorothy “Dottie”, Nancy and Carrie.
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