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“My deepest condolences to the family. I was in Mr. Lindstrom's social studies classes in the early 80's and he was one of my favorite teachers. ”
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“On my behalf, and on behalf of all the WAHS Student Council alumni, please accept our heart-felt sorrow and best wishes to the family. I enjoyed...Read More »
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“our prayers are with you- mike & annie ”
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss. God has a plan for all of us and Donald is now in a place where he can watch the...Read More »
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“jodeen, dave & kathy & family our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. You are in our thoughts & prayers love paul & becki ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: becki norton

“Nothing but the nicest memories of Uncle Don! He'll be missed and very fondly remembered. ”
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“Dear Dave, Cathy & Lindstrom Family, We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I wished we lived closer so we could...Read More »
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“Peace and prayers to you David and your family. with love, the Kish family ”
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Donald Hugo Lindstrom, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2009 at his residence in Aurora. He was born April 24, 1926 in Harvey, IL, the son of Hugo and Minnie (Grall) Lindstrom. He was united in marriage to Jodeen Dix on June 12, 1948 in Aurora, IL.
He graduated from East Aurora High School in time to join the Air Force in the concluding months of World War II. He was part owner of the Boulevard Food Store following graduation from Aurora College. He later returned to Aurora College for his teaching credentials and began teaching in the West Aurora High School Social Studies Dept. in the fall of 1962. He earned a Masters plus 30 hours in History and Education from NIU. He was the Student Council Advisor at West Aurora High School for 21 years and an avid West Aurora Basketball fan.
Donald served as a faithful member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church. His commitment to his faith was exhibited through his leadership roles in the church and the community, including teaching Sunday School for over 50 years. He was an inspiration to many past and present members.
Don was an active member of the Aurora Golden K Kiwanis Club and served as President and Secretary. He was named Member of the Year 1999-2000.
He is survived by his beloved wife Jodeen; his two children, Linda (Ham) Mathews of Savage, MN and David (Kathy) Lindstrom of Somonauk, IL; four grandchildren, Heath (Stephanie) Mathews, Heather (Joshua) Mohr, Lisa Lindstrom(Josh Lange), Paul (Blair) Lindstrom; four great-grandchildren, Dominick Todd, Hayden Mohr, Holden Mathews, Chance Lange; a sister, Ellene Watson of Colorado.
Memorial services will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. November 14, 2009 at Fourth Street United Methodist Church ( 4th Street and Marion Ave. ) Aurora, IL. Interment will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park prior to the service. In keeping with Donald's wishes there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions in Don Lindstrom's name may be directed to Fourth Street United Methodist Church or the Aurora Golden K Kiwanis Club.