1940 Floyd 2023

Floyd Edward Lindahl

February 27, 1940 — November 29, 2023

Columbia Heights

Lindahl, Floyd Edward, age 83, of Columbia Heights, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 29, 2023.  He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laura; parents, Edward and Mildred Lindahl; brother, Ernest "Ernie" Lindahl; sisters-in-law, Vickie Rivera, Betty Oja; brothers-in-law, John Johnson, Wilbert "Webbs" Oja; son-in-law, Dave Lampland.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Lisa Lampland, Marne (Jon) Muhr, and LaKeesha (Tim) Furman; brothers-in-law, George (Bonnie) Johnson, Eugene (Mamie) Johnson, Juan Rivera; sisters-in-law, Lydia Johnson, Mary Jane Lindahl; grandchildren, Kelsey (Michael) Fleegel, Keira (Matthew) Roggemann, Jeremiah "Jay" Yeats, Hollie (Tate) Shughart, Kaylee (Israel) Youngs, Sophie (Nathaniel) Schueller, Julia Muhr; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Ezra, Ethan, Emery, MaKenna, Bjorn, Connor and Jonah; many nieces and nephews, relatives and good friends.  Visitation at Church 10 am, Celebration of Life 11 am, Thursday, December 7th at Woodcrest Baptist Church, 6875 University Avenue NE, Fridley.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted by the family.

Floyd was born in the family farmhouse in Wells, MN. The country doctor said he was going to be a "tall fellow". He was 6 feet 1 1/2 inches at his "peak". He was baptized and grew up in the Wells Methodist Church and became a member there in 1954. Floyd was born again in December of 1964 when he accepted Christ as his personal Savior.

He grew up working on his parents farm. They always had work to do and never went on a vacation. He only had one brother, Ernie, who was six years older than him. Floyd said they didn't fight. Ernie tried to teach Floyd sports but since Ernie was 12 and Floyd was six, that didn't go so well. One time, Ernie bought a pair of boxing gloves, and they were boxing in the house when Ernie "popped" Floyd in the nose. It started to bleed and got on the carpet. Their mother came into the house and saw the blood on her carpet. After that, they were not allowed to box in the house anymore. A small punching bag was hung up in the barn for practice. Floyd and Ernie were always pretty close. Ernie's wife, Mary Jane, would tthem that they were "solving all the worlds problems between the two of them."

Floyd graduated from Wells High School in 1958. He wanted to be a mechanic, but the program was full. The William Hood Dunwoody Industrial Institute had an opening in the electricians program. That is how Floyd became an electrician. He graduated from Dunwoody in April 1961. He retired from the Minneapolis Public School Board as an electrical foreman in 2007.

He was in the Minnesota Army National Guard for four years and was honorably discharged.

Floyd married Laura Johnson on September 1, 1962. They were happy to welcome their first daughter, Lisa, into their family through adoption in 1970. They were surprised when they found out Laura was expecting Marne. They were double surprised by LaKeesha as the doctor had told them they'd never have another child after Marne was born.

He and Laura learned sign language because when they were going to adopt Lisa, they were told she might be deaf. Floyd went on to teach sign language at Woodcrest Baptist Church, Northwestern College in night classes, and Fourth Baptist Church.

Floyd started driving a bus in the late '60s for Lowry Baptist Church's Sunday School bus route. He continued to drive bus for church and in 1990, he started driving an evening bus route for Fourth Baptist Christian School. He enjoyed driving for sports teams, music groups and field trips. He also drove a bus for Woodcrest Baptist Academy. The last time he drove was in September of this year.

He was a member of IBEW Local 292, Woodcrest Baptist Church since 1976, The American Legion, and The Litchfield G.A.R. Civil War roundtable. He also enjoyed attending the WWII roundtable at Fort Snelling and later at the Minnesota History Center.

Floyd had a garden every year since they bought their house. The farmer in him never left. His love of gardening has been passed down to some of his children and grandchildren. Floyd was also a master gardener for many years with the U of M extension program.

He loved learning. He said he wasn't a very good student because he didn't know how to study until Pastor Ray Newton showed him how. Dad could often be found with a book in his hands.

He enjoyed going to tractor shows with his brother and when Ernie was no longer physically able, he enjoyed the company of his daughter, Lisa, and her husband Dave. Later on, Pastor Nathan Hitz and his sons were his companions.

Floyd enjoyed traveling, he went to Israel twice, and wished he could have done more of it.

 

 

 

 

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, December 7, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Woodcrest Baptist Church & Academy

6875 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432

Visitation at Church one hour prior to service.

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