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Henry ‘Hank’ Lindgren, 83

Henry George “Hank” Lindgren, age 83, of Hutchinson, formerly of Dassel, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Litchfield, the son of John and Julie (Bjornstad) Lindgren.

Henry grew up in the Grove City area, and attended district schooling for his education.

He was baptized as an infant at Ness Lutheran Church in rural Litchfield, and confirmed as an adult in 1954, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

Henry was presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, as well as an associate member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, AZ.

Henry was inducted into the United States Marines in October 1951, and served during the Korean Conflict, until his discharge in October 1953.

He was united in marriage to Marlys Barrick Nov. 8, 1953, at the First Lutheran Church in Grove City. The couple made their home in Hutchinson from 1953 until 1969, when they moved to Dassel and made their home on the east shore of Lake Washington. In 1997, Henry and Marlys moved back to Hutchinson.

Henry had been employed by Harold Juul Construction in Hutchinson for numerous years. He was a dedicated worker, who always went above and beyond what was asked of him.

He was a member of the Hutchinson American Legion Post 96, and proud of his service to his country.

Henry enjoyed shaking dice, a good cup of coffee, and conversation with his friends. He was also fond of playing bingo and solitaire.

Henry enjoyed the time that he was able to spend with his family and friends. He loved to travel, and especially liked the drive to Arizona, where they would winter.

Henry is survived by his wife, Marlys Lindgren of Hutchinson; daughter Julie (Brad) Burich of Hutchinson; five grandchildren, Keith Larson, Elicia L’Esperance, Jordan Burich, Jeffrey Burich, and Jacob Burich; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Carlin of Cokato; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by a son, John; parents John and Julie; a brother, Gordon; and a sister, Leona.

The funeral service took place Wednesday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment followed at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday evening, April 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Military honors were provided by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.

Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.