Howard "Howie" Lindquist - 87

2/14/1931 - 1/3/2019

Rockford, Illinois

Howard “Howie” Lindquist, 87, of Rockford, died January 3, 2019. He was born February 14, 1931 in Rockford, the son of Conrad and Selma Lindquist. Howie married Alice M. Knecht in Rockford on May 20, 1949. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church. Howie served as a board member of Patriot’s Gateway Center and Mid-Town District (Seventh Street Area Development Council.) He was employed 33 years at Sundstrand Corp. working as a Manufacturing Supervisor and Manufacturing Engineer, retiring in 1989. He was an avid sportsman, coaching little league baseball and assisting in coaching at St. Bridget Catholic Church basketball program for two years. A very important time was participating in sports with his sons and grandsons. Howie loved music and shared this love with his family. The family would like to thank Ralph Toro, the staff at Heritage Woods, and especially the staff of No. Illinois Hospice for all their care. Survivors include his sons, Steven (Amber) Lindquist and Joel (Linda) Lindquist; grandsons, Jeff (Jen), Kevin (Jacki), Rick (Rachel), and Jeremy (Tracie) Lindquist; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Alice, his parents, and two sisters.

Private family memorial at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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