Bruce Arnold Lindgren, 60, of Bagley, Minnesota died on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley, MN with Reverend Melody Kirkpatrick and Reverend Ray Klug officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5 – 7p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley, MN. Interment will be at Sell Lake Community Cemetery in Shevlin, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted with the arrangements.
Bruce was born on March 2, 1952 in Park Rapids, Minnesota the son of Arnold and Carol (Johnson) Lindgren. He attended a one room school house in Itasca Township and later attended Bagley High School where he graduated in 1970. He lived in Clearbrook and worked for Lakehead Pipeline Co. Bruce bought a farm in Alida in 1975, and began beef and dairy farming in the early 1980’s. While he was farming, he also drove school bus. Bruce worked on the Wilde Family Farm and also worked for Wilde Construction and Frontier homes. In 1989, Bruce moved to Shevlin, MN and in 1998 he began Lindgren Backhoe. Bruce took great pride in his work and did an excellent job. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. Bruce had a very kind and loving heart and would do anything for anyone, and he would bend over backwards to help someone. Bruce liked to read a good cook book where he would find great recipes and enjoyed cooking and baking, which would satisfy his sweet tooth. Bruce was also an excellent Lefse maker and enjoyed going out to eat. He loved being outdoors, going 4-wheeling, and driving around and looking at crops. He loved to travel and see new places. Bruce was a devoted family man and loved spending time with them. Bruce married Stacy Ronning Klema in Laughlin, Nevada on July 15, 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Stacy Lindgren of Bagley, MN Daughters – Bobbi Jo (Brad) Stevens of Buffalo, MN Betti Jo (Shawn) Swenson of Moorhead, MN Billi Jo (Troy) Coyle of Bagley, MN Son – Darren Lindgren of Bagley, MN Step-Son - Evan Klema of Bagley, MN Step-Daughter – April Klema of Bagley, MN Sisters – Debbi (Wayne) Wilde of Bagley, MN Sharon (Les) Olson of Bagley, MN Karen (Paul) Hopke of Bagley, MN Kathi (Mike) Grandbois of Fosston, MN. Father-in-law & Mother-in-law – Stanley and Doreen Ronning of Bagley, MN God Parents – Ardys and Marvel Thompson of Shevlin, MN Sister-in-law – Barb Knutson of Bagley, MN Pam (Robin) Knutson of Bagley, MN Brother-in-law – Curtis (Jane) Ronning of Bagley, MN 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents