Devy Lindquist

ST. JAMES – Devy Lindquist, age 86, of St. James, died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in St. James.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at Augustana Lutheran Church, St. James with Rev. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and will continue one hour before services at the church on Friday.

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Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Devy Lu Kathlyn Abelson was born Sept. 21, 1927, on the family farm near Butterfield, to parents Clarence and Alice (Johnson) Abelson. She attended country school through the 7th grade, 8th grade in Butterfield and graduated from St. James High School in 1945. Devy work at ST Industries, J.C. Penney, Coast to Coast, ASCS office, and bookkeeper at Tony Downs before going to work for Watonwan County Farm Service where she worked for 17 years. Devy was united in marriage to Bruce Bowen on Nov. 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1978. On June 1, 1985, she married Milton Lindquist; he passed away on Aug. 24, 2003.

Devy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, card club, extension club and serving on numerous church committees. She enjoyed wintering in Arizona from 1986 to 2011. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her “LuLu”. Devy loved spending time and visiting with her friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Geiger of Hanska, LuAnn (Curtis) Giese of Windom, Lorna Bowen of Stewartville, step-children; Gene (Judy) Lindquist of St. James, Kaylene (Bob) Aanessen of St. Cloud, Angie (David) Lura of Minneapolis, 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 8 stepgrandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by both of her husbands, parents, son-in-law, Vern Geiger and special friend Vernon Enger.

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