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Adella Lindquist

Nov. 14, 1918-Aug. 12, 2009

Adella G. Lindquist, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Adella Gayline Lindquist was born the daughter of August Nils and Gunhild (Engen) Lindquist on Nov. 14, 1918 in Oklee, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee. Adella attended Oklee Public Schools and graduated in 1937.

Following high school, Adella attended Concordia College and graduated in 1942 with degrees in English, library science, and music teaching. At Concordia, Adella was a member of the Alpha Kappa Chi Society and the college choir for all four years.

Adella worked as a public school teacher for 38 years. She taught at schools in New England, N.D., Kennewick, Wash., and Oklee, Minn., retiring in 1980. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee and was active in the Naomi Circle. Adella served as church organist for many years and was active in various other church organizations.

Adella took two special trips to Norway to visit relatives, enjoyed many vacations to Elbow Lake to visit family, and spent countless hours visiting with family and friends. She has resided at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes since 2001.

Surviving Adella are her brother, Willard (Vernice) Lindquist of Moorhead; sisters, Marvel Sheets of LaPorte, Minn., and Norma Sweet of Blaine, Minn.; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Mauritz, Raymond, Vernon and Harold Lindquist; sister, Alice Lindquist; sisters-in-law, Ruth Lindquist and Joan Lindquist; brothers-in-law, Paul Sweet and Arthur Sheets; and one niece, Jean Lindquist.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee, with the Rev. Robert Paulson officiating.

Casketbearers include Adella's nephews, Richard Sheets, Lanny Sheets, Richard Lindquist, Mark Lindquist, Jon Lindquist and Chris Lindquist; Adella's brother Willard Lindquist will serve as an honorary bearer.

Burial will follow the funeral at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Oklee.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson Funeral Service in Oklee.

The family suggests that memorials be sent to Zion Lutheran Church, Oklee.