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Fred "Fritz" Lindstrom, 90, passed away in his sleep on March 30, 2017 at his home in Arizona. He was born on September 17, 1926 in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Rockford East High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Fred married the love of his life, Shirley Hicks on June 7th, 1953.
He worked at Humphrey Cadillac and Olds in the early 1960's and later worked at Lou Bachrodt Chevrolet for many years as the parts department manager. He ended his automotive dealership career as the parts manager at Crest Chevrolet, Olds, Cadillac in Delavan, WI.
Fred left Rockford for the sunny Southwest and moved to Las Vegas in 2010 and then to Arizona in 2012.
Fritz was an avid, lifelong Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan and he was absolutely thrilled when the Cubs won the World Series last year. He enjoyed playing and watching sports, including golf. His favorite course was Macktown where he could often be found playing golf once or twice a week. He was a member of the Blackhawk Athletic Club where he was also a bartender for many years.
Fred was a very devoted family man. He was a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa and Brother. He was a stellar example of what most people call "The Greatest Generation". He was a very kind, strong and generous man who will be greatly missed by his family.
He is survived by his son Brad (Mary) Lindstrom Sr. of Arizona; grandchildren Brad Lindstrom Jr. of Arizona, Sheryl (Shane) Beauregard of North Carolina, and Jason Lindstrom of Nevada; great-grandchildren Andrew Lindsey, Keira Beauregard, and Quinn Beauregard. Pre-deceased by his wife Shirley, his parents, 3 brothers - Milton, Kenneth and Wallace Lindstrom and his dear sister Sylvia Lindstrom.
The celebration of his life will be held at 2PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Fred C. Olson Funeral Home located at 1001 Second Ave. Rockford, IL 61104. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

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  1. Mary Beth Runestad

    Much love to the family. I have vague but fond memories of the Lindstrom family. I remember my dad taking me to visit Tressa?, I believe your grandma, who lived on Jordan Place when I was very young, He also brought me to visit Kenny when he was in the hospital with cancer. I also remember listening to Joan's beautiful voice, the grief when Diane died, and Sylvia's graciousness when she helped host a reception in her after a funeral of I believe one of my relatives - as I remember she lived next to SwedishAmerican Hospital. I had always wished we were closer to my dad's extended family - life goes by so quickly. May the great memories of your dad live on and on. Mary Runestad (daughter of Fritz's cousin, Howie Lindstrom - "the Svenska Sinatra")

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