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Larry Duane Lindquist


On April 30, 2024, Larry Duane Lindquist passed away from this life surrounded by wife and children at the Banner Hospital in Sun City, Arizona. His departure comes as a great shock and a deep wound felt by his entire family and many friends.
Larry was born on September 8, 1935, in Braham, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm outside Braham on the Snake River. After graduating from high school, Larry joined the Marines serving in Korea from 1953-1956. He met Darleen Kruckenberg on a double date in Minneapolis. They were married on October 22, 1961, had 3 children, 3 grandchildren and were married 62 years until his passing.
Larry lived in Braham until 1991. Then he and Darleen moved to Arizona for his career where he worked as a Project Engineer in the Tool & Dye industry. He loved golfing and continued to do so until his health took a turn. He developed great friends in his golfing community where he was known as the “rule enforcer” for his Divot Diggers golfing buddies. He enjoyed reading non-fiction, historical fiction, and anything science related. Larry watched and taped sports of any kind. In addition to all his Arizona and Minnesota professional teams, he especially enjoyed watching collegiate volleyball and wrestling.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Darleen; his children who thought the world of him - Vicki Rowan, Valerie and Vincent Lindquist; 3 grandchildren - Sydney, EmmaJean and Griffin Rowan; his sister Faye Hammersley; his nieces, nephews and several in-laws.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Elsie Lindquist, his brother Greg, and several well-loved aunts, uncles and in-laws.
Towards the end of his earthly life, he told his son that “if he had to it all over again, he would do it with Mom!” After this, they shared a long embrace and loving kisses with several ‘I love you’s’.
The family is respecting his wishes, so there were no services. He donated his body to science so he can hopefully help advance research for others.