Donald Harold Lind, 86, of Rush City, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born May 17, 1927, in Fish Lake Township, Chisago County, to Rueben and Mildred (Swanson) Lind. He attended a rural school through eighth grade and graduated from Rush City High School in 1945. He married Donna Ramberg Aug. 15, 1953. They lived in Minneapolis for a few years before moving back to the Rush City area, eventually returning to the family farm.
Don has been employed as an equipment operator, over-the-road trucker, electrician, and dump-truck driver. He retired from Olson General Contractors, where he worked most of his years. When at home, he farmed the land and helped his neighbors with snow removal and other needs.
He was well-known at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush Point, where he was usher, bell-ringer, money counter, handyman and committee/council member. He enjoyed snowmobiling and was an active member of the Rush City Sno-Bugs. He enjoyed many activities, especially his years of driving his Farmall Regular tractor at the Almelund Threshing Show.
Don will be remembered for his strong work-ethic, his friendly manner and his dedication to family and friends. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Donald is survived by his wife of almost 60 years Donna Lind, of Rush City; two sons: Terry (Patty) Lind, of Braham, Tom Lind of Rush City; a daughter: Tammy Lind, of Rochester; two grandsons: Doug (Katie) Lind, of Kandiyohi, Jamie Lind, of Braham; great-granddaughter Caroline; brother Art Lind, of Shoreview; sister-in-law Janice Lind, of Rush City; brother-in-law Curt Olson, of Rush Point; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Helen (Chuck) Zemek and Clarice Olson, brother Eugene “Pete” Lind and his sister-in-law, Jean Lind.
Rev. Keith Kolzow officiated at funeral services 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush Point. Music was provided by organist Janice Johnson and soloist Jon Lueth.
The interment was in the church cemetery with Doug, Jamie, Steve and Greg Lind, Todd Ramberg and Larry Krysinski acting as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers included Marvin Kjos and Walt Larson.
Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service- Olson Chapel of Rush City, Minn. www.funeralandcremationservice.com