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Marie Lindberg

July 23, 1919 — March 3, 2016

Marie Lindberg, age 96, of New Hope, MN and formerly of Fosston, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 3rd, at St. Theresa Care Center in New Hope. A memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fosston with Father JohnMelkies Suvakeen presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Fosston. Family will greet friends from noon until 2:00 on Saturday afternoon at the church. A family visitation will also be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the New Hope Golf Course, 8130 Bass Lake Road, New Hope.Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.Marie G. Eaton Lindberg was born July 23, 1919 to William and Mabel Eaton in Fosston, MN. She attended Fosston High School, graduating in 1940. On July 21, 1943, she married Alfred (Al) Lindberg, also from Fosston and they were married for 42 years until Al's death in 1985. Al and Marie had three children: Michael, Stephen and Pamela Rae. Marie remained in Fosston for 10 more years after Al's passing before moving to the Twin Cities to be closer to her daughter, Pam. Marie fell in love with Al, while attending Hope Lutheran Church one Sunday when Al was singing a solo - The Lord's Prayer. They married during WW II and were sent to Del Rio and San Antonio, TX. They returned to Minnesota as soon as possible. Together, they were integral voices in the community, their church and especially the church choir. Marie was the second child of Bill and Mabel Eaton and they preceded her in death, along with her brother, Clem and her sisters, Florence Taylor and Pat Sheldon. Marie is a past president and lifetime member of the Tangen-Wahlstrom American Legion in Fosston, MN. She was an Athena Club member for several years and sang both in her church choir (along with Al) and in the McDowell Music Club, serving as president of both the Athena Club and the McDowell Club. Marie was very active in her church in Fosston, St. Mary's, serving as church council member, a soprano in the choir, president of the Ladies Aid and lending her leadership and hard work toward dozens of church bazaars. When her children were young, she was a Cub Scout leader and a Girl Scout leader and an avid sports, music and drama fan for all the activities her kids were involved in. Through the years, sports played an important role in her life, both as a participant and spectator. Marie was a successful bowler and along with her dear friend and golfing partner, Carmen Reierson, the two reserved the 9:00 a.m. tee time Monday - Friday, for years, at the Fosston Golf Course. Marie was blessed with many opportunities to travel throughout the years, with a trip to the Holy Land, a fall trip to New England, multiple trips to the South to visit her sons and their families and the road (Highway 2) was well traveled between Fosston and Glasgow, MT, where her parents lived and she visited them annually (oh, those MEA weekends). Marie is survived by her loving children, Mike, (Nona) of Stockbridge, GA; Steve (Mary) of Elk River, MN and Pam (Brenda) of New Hope, MN. She is also blessed with 9 wonderful grandchildren (Matt, Nate, Andy, Josh, Gabe, Abe, Chelsea, Brian and Kristi) and 14 great grandchildren (Ronan, Croi, Connor, Joelly, Noah, Avery, Sadie Rae, Summer, Kylie, Bayleigh, Zoey, Laney, Eathan, Jackson). Irish Blessing to you, Mom!May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.
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