|10/17/2019 3:46:00 PM|
Beloved husband and father Robert Joseph Linngren passed away peacefully in his sleep October 9, 2019.
He was born February 5, 1942 to Allen and Alta Linn-gren. He grew up in the Fridley and Columbia Heights area. He married Diane Marie Hunt on September 27, 1969 and last month celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Together they had three children; Julie married to John Luger, Joel, who is going to marry Jennifer Bonebrake, and Jason married to Angela Peterson. He has nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother John.
Robert worked 46 years at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He also operated a 500 fruit tree orchard for 27 years. Robert and Diane were NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) leaders and teachers for 12 years.
The family would like to thank the staff at Parmly on the Lake and Ecumen Hospice for their gentle and loving care of Robert.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Chisago City, MN. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, MN and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Interment at Chisago Memorial Park in Chisago City, MN. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh. com.