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Gary 'Harry' Lindquist

Gary, better known as Harry, Lindquist, age 59 of Cokato, died Monday, March 13, 2006 at North Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 1, 1946 at the Cokato Hospital to Elmer and Elvera (Brabec) Lindquist. Harry grew up in Cokato, was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, and graduated from Cokato High School with the class of 1965,

Harry was married to Sandy Boltz March 4, 1967 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato by the Rev. Russell Peterson, To this union, two children were born.

Harry worked first at Target, then at Mammoth Manufacturing, an air conditioner manufacturer. He then took a job at Dura Supreme, where he worked for more than 20 years.

Harry enjoyed sports, whether it was playing, watching, or reading about them. He played softball until age 40 on various Cokato teams, including Jack’s Marine, Thirsties, State Bank of Cokato, and The Saloon II. Harry was lucky enough to have his son as a teammate during his playing days.

Harry enjoyed spending time with people and socializing. He had an open door policy at his house; you were always welcomed with a smile and a beer.

One last thing Harry was able to do for someone else was donate his eyes through Minnesota Lions Eye Bank at the time of his death.

He is survived by his son, Jason (Marisol) Lindquist of Franklin, Tenn., and daughter Jessica (Terry) Shipp of Albertville; stepmother Gloria Lindquist of Cokato; granddaughter Makayla; brothers Bruce (Evie) Lindquist of Crystal, and Randy (Donna) Lindquist of Elk River; sister Sandra Lindquist of Independence and her fiancé, Steve; and nieces and nephews, Anne, Debbie, and Bryant.

Funeral services were Friday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato with the Rev. Steve Thorson officiating. Music was by Karen Anderson and Jean Paulson. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday, March 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continued Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Bill Carlen, Kevin Johnson, Mike Grosser, Darrel Miller, Brian Johnson, and Wayne Peterson.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Cokato.

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