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Obituary: Willard Elmer Lindholm

Willard Elmer Lindholm, 88, of Cromwell passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Duluth. Willard was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Cloquet to Elmer and Esther Lindholm. He was raised in and attended school in Cromwell, graduating in 1952. Willard served in the U.S. Marines. On June 28, 2003, Willard married Lorraine (Lundin) Randall in Cromwell. Willard worked in various construction areas in many different places. He spent many years working as a firefighter, logger and in the tree farming industry supplying trees to many generations. This brought him much joy. He was a member of the Cromwell Wright Evangelical Free Church and a member of the DAV. He enjoyed gardening, tree farming and yardwork.

Willard was preceded in death by his parents. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Lorraine; daughters, Jean Matua and Judy Lindberg; stepchildren, Karen (Jim) Dahl, Terry (Dick) Smith, Audrey (Judy) Randall, Nancy (Joe) Amato, Philip (Kim) Randall, Carol (Neil) Nykanen and Sandy (Scott) Morris; sister, Jeanette Crawford; nieces, Sharon Ortner and Kelly Burchett; nephew, Mike (Debbie) Crawford; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Celebration of Life Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at Cromwell Wright Evangelical Free Church, Pease Avenue and Third Street, Wright. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Cromwell after the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the DAV. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute see, http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

Pine Knot News August 19, 2022