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“Mary and family and Celia Jane, We were so saddened to hear of Rod's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you all in our thoughts...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Karen and Arvid Herstedt - IL

“Mary, Duane and I were so sorry to hear abaout Rod. We have not seen you for a number of years but remember very fondly his kindnesses and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Duane and Stephanie Isakson - CO

“Mary & Nathan, I am keeping your family close in my prayers during this sad time. I'm certain that Rod's infectious laugh and smile are lighting up...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Debby Rehn - Champaign, IL

“You have our deepest sympathy. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tom, Julie Kaitlyn & Michael Seabloom - IL

“You have our deepest regrets. I grew up and went to school with Rodney in Orion. He will be missed. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Gary & Barb Fredell - Naples, FL

“Very sorry to hear of Rodney's passing. I have known Rod for many,many years and know of his outstanding character. He will be missed by all. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Hugh Anderson - Macomb, IL

“My deepest sympathy to the family ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sally Patterson

“Mary & family, We are are sending our sincere thoughts, love and prayers to you. We are saddened with the passing of Rod. We will deeply miss him. ...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bob & Melody Cashman - Quincy, IL

“Mrs. Lindgren, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I was truly wishng all the best for you and the family. We met at Loyola. He must've been a...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda - Rock Island, IL

“Mary: I'm so sorry for the pain you are experiencing at the death of Rod. I'm thinking of you . Jeff Weimar who you taught in second grade also...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dr. Virginia Weimar - Moline, IL

“Dear Mary, Celia, Nathan and Family, We are so very sad to read online that Rod has passed away. Please know you are all in our prayers during this...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & Stephanie Langston and Family

“Mary - We are so sorry to hear of Rod's death. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please call. Sincerely, The...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Brad and Julie Boyle - friend

“Mary, Nathan, and the rest of the Lindgren family - Words cannot express how sorry I am to see Rod's battle end. He showed great courage throughout...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Becky Leuck

“mary and nathan i am deeply sorry for your fathers and husbands death i remeber him coming in to my moms resturant and having either lunch or...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: richard lavergne

Rodney Kent Lindgren, 69, of Lynn Center, died January 10, 2011 surrounded with the love of his family, friends, and Pastor Mike Lawyer at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 15, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1001 9th Street, Orion. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M., Friday, January 14, 2011 in The Ark of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Orion. Kirk, Huggins, & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd. is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers Rod’s wishes were for memorials to be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday School.

Rod was born on December 28, 1941 in Moline, Illinois to Dale and Celia Anderson Lindgren. He married Mary Lois Stockhecke on July 8, 1978 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Mendon, Illinois.

After graduating from the University of Illinois Rod served in the Peace Corps in Brazil. Later he was employed by his uncle at Midwest Bowling Supply, and then he began farming in Henry County. Rod was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and many committees including the endowment, learning, property, and the building renovation which was instrumental in the building of The Ark. Rod was Sunday School superintendent for 23 years and was on the Lutheran Cemetery Board. Rod served on the Henry County Farm Bureau Board and was a 4-H leader for Western Jr. Farmers. He was a member of the Orion High Music Boosters and won the Orion Education Association Friend of Education Award. Rod loved playing in the Orion Community Band where he was a charter member. He enjoyed reading, photography, and model railroading. He was a collector of stamps, toy tractors, and Dept. 56 Village pieces. Above all else, “Pa” loved his grandchildren who were his pride and joy.

Wife Mary
Son Nathan (Jessika) Lindgren Bettendorf, IA
Grandchildren Jaxson Kent Lindgren
Finlee Joan Lindgren
Mother Celia Lindgren Orion, IL
Brother Jim (Diane) Lindgren Atlanta, IL
Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law Carolyn (Leo) Hildebrand Fowler, IL
Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins

He was preceded in death by his father. Online condolences may be expressed to Rodney’s family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.

Funeral Home
Esterdahl Mortuary
6601 38th Ave. Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 736-7100