|4/23/2021 10:31:00 AM|
Marvin Perry Hultquist, lifelong resident of rural Lindstrom, passed away suddenly on April 13, 2021. To his siblings family and friends he was simply known as “Bud”.
Bud was born on the family farm May 15, 1935 to his parents Mildred and Gunnard Hultquist. He spent his boyhood and growing up years on the family farm with his six brothers and sisters occasionally playing and exploring the family farm but mainly helping with the chores that prepared him for his life’s work. He attended Lindstrom/Center City consolidated school district where he completed his education, graduating in 1953. While he was in high school, he participated in basketball and FFA.
The year he graduated high school his father passed away and Bud assumed the responsibility of farming the family farm. At 18 years of age he began the process of fine tuning the farm, getting along with older machinery and gradually upgrading when he could afford it.
Many of Bud’s nieces and nephews had summer jobs driving tractor for him and earned a little extra cash during haying season, and corn and oat harvest. For that reason all of the nieces and nephews had a special place in their hearts for “Uncle Bud”. During this time he also built a dairy herd, milked cows and raised a pig ot two. During his later years he transitioned to beef cattle.
Bud’s home was always the central gathering place for family and friends. Whenever a family event was being planned it was always around his kitchen table with a fresh pot of coffee. Bud also kept his family supplied with squash, green beans, potatoes, strawberries, and raspberries from his garden in his later years. He always had several rows of zinnias in his flower bed and picked blooms in the winter and replant the seeds the next spring.
Bud was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church often walking to Sunday School with his brothers and sisters. He was confirmed in the faith and throughout his life also served as an usher. It is interesting to note that Bud was a great-grandson to Nicholaus and Maria Johnson, immigrants from Sweden, who in 1853 along with a group of family and friends became charter members of the Methodist Church, once located in Center City and now in Lindstrom.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents Milldred and Gunnard Hultquist; his sisters Elaine Benson Jackson and Irene Johnson; and his brothers Leroy and John.
Bud is survived by his sisters Eleanor Peterson and Darlene (Gordon) Christensen; many nieces and nephews who are sad to say goodbye.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Lindstrom with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Lindstrom. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to First United Methodist Church in Lindstrom. Arrangements by Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com