In Memory of Paul W. Lindgren

Paul W. Lindgren
Paul W. Lindgren
Born: June 4, 1925
Died: May 23, 2021
Age: 95
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Paul W. Lindgren
June 4, 1925 - May 23, 2021
From: Odebolt, IA

Paul W. Lindgren, age 95, of Odebolt, Iowa (formerly of Arthur, Iowa) went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the Odebolt Specialty Care of Odebolt, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life Service for MaryAnn and Paul Lindgren will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the Arthur Evangelical Free Church of Arthur, Iowa. Pastor Al Tunberg and Pastor Dave Schultz will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Hayes Township Cemetery of Arthur, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the American Legion of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Paul W. Lindgren was born June 4, 1925, in Sac County, Iowa, to Algot and Ellen (Anderson) Lindgren. His family moved to rural Arthur, Iowa, in 1928 where he attended Blaine #8 for 8 years. He graduated from Arthur High School with the class of 1942. Paul accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 11 while attending VBS. He served in the U.S. Armed Services in the field artillery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Paul started farming in 1948 in Ida County. He was a member of the Arthur Evangelical Free Church where he served in various capacities.

On September 30, 1949, Paul was united in marriage to MaryAnn Lindberg. They had three children: Nancy, Brent and Reed. The couple continued farming on the Lindgren home place until retirement. Paul and MaryAnn were blessed to celebrate 70 years of marriage together. Paul enjoyed moving bins and buildings and often commented that he would rather do that than fish or golf. 

He is survived by his children Nancy Youngren, Brent Lindgren and Reed Lindgren (friend Cheryl Schultz) all of Odebolt, IA; 5 cherished grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren: Cherity (Ryan) Schroeder and their children Isabelle, Alexandra, Olivia and Jack of Odebolt, IA, Cassity (Abel) Gutierrez and their children Ana, Mateo and Christian of West Des Moines, IA, Preston (Morgan) Youngren and their children Jayden, Jayston, Brady, Wynn and Kal of Odebolt, IA, Jordan (Joel) Hustedt and their children Eve and Jett of Galva, IA and James (Tisha) Lindgren and their children Knox, Beckham, Ava and Jude of Urbandale, IA; sister Betty (Wayne) Olson of Annandale, VA; brothers Richard (Bobbie) Lindgren of Burney, CA and Dennis (Janet) Lindgren of Ida Grove, IA; brothers-in-law Luverne (Marge) Rydberg of Alta, IA, Harold Petersohn of Tacoma, WA and William (Arlene) Lindberg of Bartlett, IL; many special nieces, nephews, and extended family in the United States and Sweden.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife MaryAnn Lindgren (May 2020); parents Algot and Ellen Lindgren; brother Iver (Peggy) Lindgren; sisters Ruth Lindgren (in infancy), Lois Rydberg, Virginia (Charles) McGee and Verna Devlin Petersohn; in-laws Floyd and Fidelia Lindberg; brothers-in-law John Lindberg and Milo Devlin; son-in-law Robert Youngren; and many lovingly remembered extended family members.



2:00 p.m.,
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Arthur Evangelical Free Church
Arthur, Iowa

A Facebook Live of the Celebration of Life Service will be held on the Christensen Van Houten Funeral Homes Facebook page: 


Pastor Al Tunberg
Pastor Dave Schultz


One-Hour Prior to the Service
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Arthur Evangelical Free Church
Arthur, Iowa


"If That Isn't Love"
"Through It All"
"When We All Get To Heaven" by Casting Crowns


Hayes Township Cemetery
rural Arthur, Iowa


Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“In bright memory preserved
Sune & Inga-Lill
Jens & Anette With family”
- Anette Lindgren
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. We had visited with your parents when Mrs Marie George of Nebr. Held Lindgren reunions. She's passed and no reunions have been held since. Sue”
- Chuck and Sue Lindgren
Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:33 PM
“You have our sympathy. Our Dads were so much alike.”
- Don and Peggy Wunschel
Monday, May 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM
“Paul was a member of the Arthur evangelical free church in Arthur when I was growing up he and MaryAnn loved everyone especially his Lord and Savior we. Will miss you when Matt was visiting my mom he liked to go see Them at the nursing home he.loved it when Matt wore a suit to church.
Bill and Peg Bahr and Family ”
- Peg Bahr
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