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Kathleen Lindstrad

Kathleen Lindstrand, age 88, of Winthrop passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at Oak Terrace in North Mankato, Minnesota. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Clergy officiating was Reverend Paul Meitner. Soloist was Mark Jaeger, “God’s Own Child, I’ll Gladly Say It.” Organist was Karla Weber and Kate Ernst. Congregational hymns sung were “I’m But A Stranger Here”, “The King Of Love My Shepherd Is”, and “God Loved The World So That He Gave.” Casket bearers were Jason Oakland, Eric Oakland, Matthew Klein, John Krueger, Taylor Krueger, and Brady Krueger. Kathleen is survived by her: daughters, Renee Oakland and her husband, Tim of Mankato, MN, Michelle Klein and her husband, Douglas of Clear Lake, IA, Sherry Krueger and her husband, Duane of Winthrop, MN, and Sheila Ruschmeyer and her husband, Ryan of Mankato, MN; 11 grandchildren, Jason Oakland and his wife, Kari, Eric Oakland and his wife, Melanie, Lindsay Oakland, Matthew Klein and his wife, Ashley, Kelli Little and her husband, Jay, John Krueger, Taylor Krueger and his wife, Molly, Brady Krueger and his wife, Sara, Kate Ernst and her husband, Patrick, Maggie Ruschmeyer, and Rachel Ruschmeyer; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Oakland, Callie Oakland, Cameron Oakland, Emily Alwin and her husband, Brett, Kirsten Wimmer, Adonis Oakland, Chloe Unwin, Jase Krueger, Bethany Krueger, Bennett Krueger, Clara Krueger, August Ernst; sisters, Sonja Brigger and her husband, Mike of New Ulm, MN, Stacey Sandquist and her husband, Randy of Lafayette, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Lindstrand; mother, Verna Meyer; step gather, Victor Swenson. Kathleen Lindstrand was born on September 26, 1934, in Cornish Township, rural Lafayette, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Verna Meyer. Kathleen was baptized as an infant at the Courtland Lutheran Church and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1952. On May 22, 1953, Kathleen was united in marriage to Dale Lindstrand at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, by the Reverend C. Wm. A. Kuehner. After their marriage, the couple lived in Oakland, California, while Dale was in the Navy, then they returned to Winthrop. Kathleen was a loving mother and wife. They were blessed with four daughters and the couple shared 54 years of marriage when Dale passed away on March 6, 2008. Kathleen was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop and was active in the Ladies Guild. Kathleen enjoyed reading, orchids, embroidering and traveling. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. When she needed assistance with her daily care, Kathleen became a resident of Oak Terrace in North Mankato and passed away there on Monday, November 28, 2022, at the age of 88 years. Blessed be her memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at<>

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