Wallace “Hap”?Lindgren, 88

Hap was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 23, 1925 to Carl and Evangeline (Geger)?Lindgren. The family moved to Roosevelt, MN when Hap was a toddler. Hap graduated from Williams High School with honors and was immediately drafted into the US Army and was sailing for Europe on June 6, 1944. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and central Europe before returning to the States, finishing a 6 year service with an honorable discharge in Texas.
Hap then attended 1 year at the U of M to pursue a career in forestry. He changed his mind, and the next year found him in Chicago studying electronics. He then worked for Boeing in Seattle, Washington and California. He went for more electronics schooling in New York, followed by working remote in Greenland for 2 one and a half year periods each.
He returned to Roosevelt permanently in 1968, doing radio and TV repair and just being out and about in nature. He took almost daily walks in the woods, and picked and shared all types of wild berries and asparagus. He grew a garden that never got to see a weed and never produced as good as he thought it should. He enjoyed partridge and deer hunting.
Hap passed away on April 29, 2013 at LakeWood Health Center after many years of declining health. Hap is survived by his brother Richard of Roosevelt, nieces Linda (Kym)?Bouchard of Baudette, Janet (Mike)?Reierson, great-niece Amanda (Nick)?Brown and their children Gavin and Gracie, great-nephew Todd Reierson, all of Bemidji, and brother-in-law Clarence Sindelir of Pitt. In addition to his parents, Hap is preceeded in death by brothers Kenneth and Warren “Cork,” sister Betty Sindelir, uncle Harold Geger, aunts Estella and Octavia Geger and Florence Oseid.
For those who knew Hap best, “You can go now.” Per Hap’s wishes, there will be

Leave a Comment