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Donald Barney Lindgren


Barney Lindgren, 95, of Two Harbors, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at home.

Barney was born Dec. 4, 1918, to John and Elizabeth (Johnson) Lindgren in Two Harbors. He was a lifelong resident of Two Harbors and graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1936, where he was active in high school sports under Cy Magnuson.

Barney was employed at Arvid Engstrom's Creamery for several years before going to work for the D.M.&I.R. Railroad, retiring as an engineer. He was also a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.

Barney enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren and coffee at Judy's Cafe. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the VFW, and American Legion.

Barney is survived by his wife of 73 years, Margaret "Muggs"; daughters Donna Close of Two Harbors, Diane Lindgren of Carrollton, Texas, and Lorrie (Dave) Houle of Two Harbors; grandchildren Scott, Valerie, Dallas, Mitchell and Addison; and great-grandchildren Erika and Ty.

VISITATION: Noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Friday, April 25, in Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Two Harbors.

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