Gertrude A. Lindgren, age 88, of Wabasha, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at St. Elizabethâ€™s Health Care Center in Wabasha. She was born August 5, 1923 in Wabasha, the daughter of August and Margaret (Augusta) (Passe) Evers. She graduated from St. Felix High School in 1941. After high school, Gert worked full time as a bookkeeper at The Mill and also waitressed part-time at the Idle Hour CafĂ©, both in Wabasha. She then worked as an accountant for 28 years for Wabasha County Social Services, retiring in 1985. She married Quinton Lindgren November 6, 1945 at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha. He died September 26, 2002.
She was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also a life member of both the Wabasha American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary and had served as its president. She enjoyed doing needlework, crocheting afghans, and embroidering pillows and pictures. She and Quint spent their winters in Arizona and loved travelling throughout the United States following their retirements.
Gert is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Karen Lindgren, St. Cloud, MN; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Noel Wahlstrand, Hayward, WI; four grandchildren, Lishia Rolbiecki, Burnsville, MN, Stacy (Eric) Meyer, Rogers, MN, Mike Lindgren, Duelm, MN, Steve (Melissa) Lindgren, Minnetonka, MN; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Ava Meyer; two sisters, Clara Graner and Myrtle Hawkins, Wabasha, MN; brother, Ervin Evers, Wabasha, MN; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Evers, Grand Forks, ND, Bernice Evers, Wabasha, MN, Kathleen Evers, Rochester, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quinton, her parents, sisters, Martha Blee, Laura Blee, Agnes Meyer, Marion Goihl, Marcella Larsen, Albertina Eiynck, Bertha Danckwart and Lucille Evers and brothers, Leo, Julius, Lawrence, Harry and Walter Evers.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Felix Catholic Church with her nephew, the Reverend Robert Meyer, officiating. Interment will be in St. Felix Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Herman Evers, Bill Danckwart, Pete Hawkins, John Evers, Darrell Evers and Elmer â€śIkeâ€ť Evers. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Sunday from 3-7pm where there will be a prayer service at 7pm and at the church on Monday one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred to the St. Annâ€™s Unit at St. Elizabethâ€™s Health Care Center.