James Lindstrom

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James “JB” LindstromJames “JB” Lindstrom age 81 of Tracy passed away on Monday, December 07, 2009 at the Sanford Hospital in Tracy.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  A private family interment will be held at a later date.  Military honors will be provided by the Tracy American Legion.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.  The Tracy Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

James “JB” Lindstrom was born on June 17, 1928 in Tracy, Minnesota to Oscar and Mary (French) Lindstrom.  James grew up on a farm north of Tracy.  He attended country school District #35 and graduated from Tracy High School.  JB entered the US Army on September 28, 1946.  He was stationed at Fort Sheridan and Fort Bragg before serving in Japan until he received his honorable discharge January 15, 1948.  He then returned to the Tracy area.  On March 7, 1953, JB was united in marriage to Mary Lou Muhl in Marshall, MN.  To this union, seven children were born.  The family resided in Tracy.  JB began working for Northwestern Bell on July 2, 1951.  He continued working there until his retirement in 1983.  Following his retirement, JB worked at Fran’s Communications in Marshall, and later at Peet’s Feeds.  James was later united in marriage to Marilyn Radke Roeder in 1978.  JB was a life member of the NRA and the Tracy Sportsman’s Club.  He also was a member of the Tracy American Legion and the Eagles Club.  JB was an honorary life member of the Communications workers of America.  He enjoyed hunting, trapshooting, and collecting, fixing and making guns.  He also enjoyed keeping in touch with the world, friends and family through the computer.

JB is survived by his children: Susan (Craig) Roepke of Willmar, Loren Lindstrom of Tracy, Gail Lindstrom of New York City,  John Lindstrom of Belgrade, Anita (Dann) Runik of Vero Beach, FL, Julie (Steve) Garcia of San Pablo, CA, and Jay Lindstrom of Willmar; grandsons: Ryan (Andrea) Roepke and Reid Roepke; granddaughter Sydney Garcia; siblings: Joyce (Harold)  Cooper of Tracy and Joanne McCalley of Rossville, GA; three stepchildren and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brother in law Dick McCalley, infant sister Nadine, and nephew Bruce Cooper.


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