Oscar H. Lindstrom -- Austin

AUSTIN -- A memorial service for Oscar H. Lindstrom will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Congregational Church in Austin.

Mr. Lindstrom 89, of Austin, a retired Hormel Foods Corp. employee, died Tuesday (April 20, 2004) at his home.

He was a flight engineer with the Army Air Forces during World War II. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a bachelor of science degree and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's in industrial arts from Iowa State University. During his career at Hormel, he was a mechanical engineer, supervisor of the mechanical division and supervisor of research and development. He retired in 1979. Mr. Lindstrom was a member of First Congregational Church and the Austin YMCA, and he was a former member of Kiwanis and a driver for Meals on Wheels. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth; two daughters, Kathleen (William) Mead of Franconia, N.H., and Gretchen Lindstrom (Jerry Otto) of Mequon, Wis.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to Habitat for Humanity, Austin YMCA or First Congregational Church.


Cremation Society of Minnesota is in charge of arrangements.

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