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 Robert “Bob” Lindberg

Robert “Bob” Lindberg

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 4 Jul 2015 (aged 89)
Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Okemos, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 149681086 · View Source
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Robert, 89, of Mason, MI. died on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Lindberg and daughter, Janice Haskin.

After graduating from Cass Tech in 1943, Robert enlisted in the United State Army on October 15th, 1943 in Detroit, MI. He served in Italy as a Heavy Mortar Crewman with the 1st Armored Division, 13th Armored Regiment, Troop D, Armored Reconnaissance Squad Mechanized. He was wounded and captured on July 5th, 1944 and spent the rest of the war in Stalag 2B, Hammerstein. He earned the Purple Heart Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Service Ribbon, European Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle star, WWII Victory Medal, and Two Overseas Service Bars.

As a member of the Greatest Generation returning from the war, Robert utilized the GI Bill, earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, raised a family, and worked for the State of Michigan as a Chemist for 25 years.

Bob's interests were broad. He enjoyed fencing, earned a black belt in karate, and practiced yoga. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, golf, and skiing. He traveled extensively, going to Europe multiple times, sometimes with Elder Hostels tours. He was a regular patron of the Wharton Center, enjoying a wide range of performances, especially Shakespeare plays. He was honored in 2011 by the Michigan Shakespeare Festival for his ongoing support and attendance of their plays. He was a ham radio enthusiast (WA8ZWR) and enjoyed building radios, computers, and many other electronic projects.

Bob was a student of lifetime learning. He had accumulated over 130 credit hours at Lansing Community College in varied classes, such as Ground School for Pilots, Paralegal Studies, Computer Science, Yoga, Juggling, Electronics, and various science classes. He was also a voracious reader, subscribing to multiple scientific magazines. His favorite author was science fiction writer Robert Heinlein and he had read all his books, some multiple times.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen (William) Vibbert and Gale (Stephen) Winegar;
grandchildren, Elizabeth Welmers, Brent Vibbert, Erin Ruse, Laura Kelley-Hayes, Kathleen Winegar, Madison Khourshid, and Tanner Haskin; great-grand children, Elliot Vibbert, Adelaide Vibbert, Lainey Ruse, and Jude Khourshid.

The family would like to thank the staff of Green Acres Independent Living facility for the tender care they gave Robert in the last 18 months of his life.

The family also requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Robert's name to the Wounded Warrior Project or to a charity of your choice.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, August 15. 2015 at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, Okemos, MI. Fellowship followed at the Okemos Hampton Inn, Okemos.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason Chapel.




  • Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149681086
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert “Bob” Lindberg (30 Sep 1925–4 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149681086, citing East Lawn Memory Gardens, Okemos, Ingham County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Theron & Helen Smith (contributor 46935364) .