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Obituary for Jessie Lindberg

Jessie M. Lindberg, age 99, of Northfield, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Three Links Care Center. Jessie was born the daughter of Archie and Catherine (Bernzen) Godard on July 4, 1918, in Milton, Oregon. Most of Jessie’s early life was on the West Coast. The family lived in Pendleton, OR for a few years before moving to San Francisco, CA, Gresham, OR and then to Clatskanie, OR where she graduated from high school in 1937. After high school, Jessie moved to Eugene, OR and worked at Morris Department Store. After moving to Culver City, she worked for Northrup […]

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Jessie M. Lindberg, age 99, of Northfield, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Three Links Care Center. Jessie was born the daughter of Archie and Catherine (Bernzen) Godard on July 4, 1918, in Milton, Oregon. Most of Jessie’s early life was on the West Coast. The family lived in Pendleton, OR for a few years before moving to San Francisco, CA, Gresham, OR and then to Clatskanie, OR where she graduated from high school in 1937.

After high school, Jessie moved to Eugene, OR and worked at Morris Department Store. After moving to Culver City, she worked for Northrup Aircraft and for a photographer. She was united in marriage to Orville Swanson in 1945. They lived in San Raphael, CA while Orville was stationed at Hamilton Army Airfield. Jessie worked at the Presidio in San Francisco. In 1945, they moved to Northfield and here she worked for Carleton College in the library for 22 years. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Bonnie and Darleen. Orville passed away in 1969.

In 1971, Jessie married Donald Lindberg. He had owned the local dry cleaners for several years. After selling the business, he became an insurance agent for American Family Insurance. Jessie worked alongside Don in the office for many years. Don passed away January 12, 2001.

Jessie was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a life member of the VFW and member of the Northfield Senior Center. Jessie entered the Three Links Care Center in 2013. The family thought an assisted living would be better for Jessie, but she really wanted to go even though she didn’t require any care from the staff. She kept busy helping the staff with residents and activities. They really appreciated Jessie so much, that they considered her part of the staff.

She is survived by a daughter Darleen (Gary) Rasmussen of Northfield, stepson Merrill “Mick” (Mary) Lindberg of Rochester, stepson-in-law Bryan Karolus of Portland, ND, seven grandsons Derek (Katie) Lindberg, Brett (Chrissy) Lindberg, Adam (Amy) Lindberg, David (Tara) Manuel, Robert (Robin) Rasmussen, Micheal Karolus, Mathew (Meagan) Karolus, a granddaughter Cindy (Joel) Thomas, and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Orville, husband Don, daughter Bonnie, stepdaughter Julie, her parents and a great-granddaughter Ruby Rose Lindberg.

Services will be at Bierman Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 11 AM. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Burial will be at Stanton Cemetery in Stanton. Memorials are preferred to Three Links Care Center. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

11:00 AM - November 21, 2017


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Bierman Funeral Home
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1 Comment

  1. Barb Anderson

    Darlene, You have had such a special Mom. So many good memories of her, very nice, sweet lady. Barb Anderson Lois Andersons Daughter

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