Alvin F Lindstrom

Alvin F Lindstrom

Death 29 May 2013 (aged 96)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 111668385 · View Source
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The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, 2 June 2013
Alvin F. Lindstrom longtime Tucson resident, left this earthly plane May 29, 2013. He was 96.

Born June 19, 1916 to Swedish immigrants, John and Hilma Lindquist Lindstrom, Al grew up in Two Harbors, MN. He loved all sports, but was an exceptionally talented hockey player. He lettered in the sport in high school, then played semi-pro hockey, and years later was named to the Two Harbors All Century Team.

After high school graduation in 1934, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, a program for young men created by President Franklin Roosevelt. He would be an active alum of the group his entire life and enjoyed his association with the CCC Museum at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Many of his mementos can be found there. Annually he participated in a museum fundraiser named after him: The Al Lindstrom Colossal Cave 5k Road Race presented by Tagg Running Events.

In 1937 he started his business career in financial management in Chicago at the Diversey Co. and later at International Minerals and Chemical Corp. In the 1950's he moved to Tucson and joined the Duval Corp. where he became Resident Manager at the Esperanza Copper Mine. Later, he would be Financial Director of Duval's International Sales division in Brussels, Belgium. He concluded his work years at the Simplot Co. in Hanford, CA and returned to Tucson where he has been retired since 1985.

He was Founding President of the Tucson Chapter of the National Association of Accountants.

He was a gentleman and a gentle man. Everybody who knew him, liked him. He was calm, quiet, and content with his life. He loved the Arizona Wildcats basketball team and would never fail to mention that Lute Olson coached his Two Harbors high school team (of course, in the 1950's, long after he was gone). He enjoyed working with his hands; was an avid gardener and woodworker. He was a "Philip's Phixer" at St. Philips in The Hills Episcopal Church where he was a member.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Evert and his first wife, Grace.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth; brother, Arthur; son, Raymond and grandchildren, Barry Lindstrom and Karen Lindstrom Dexter.

A special Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at St. Philips in The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave., in Tucson.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Forum Skilled Nursing facility and Casa de la Luz for their kindness and devoted service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to Intermountain Centers for Human Development, helping mentally challenged Arizonans, P.O. Box 17749, Tucson, AZ 85731. _www.ICHD.net_ Arrangements by DESERT ROSE, HEATHER CREMATION AND BURIAL

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  • Created by: Cori H
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 111668385
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alvin F Lindstrom (19 Jun 1916–29 May 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111668385, ; Maintained by Cori H (contributor 46481123) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.