Services for Eivind Lindseth
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 1:51pm admin
Eivind Lindseth, age 89, of Page, ND and formerly of Erskine, MN, passed away on Tuesday, November 12th, at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21st, at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with the Rev. Michael Sletto officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Erskine. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Eivind Lindseth was born on July 15, 1930 in Erskine to parents Einar and Ida Lindseth. He grew up on a farm in the Erskine area and was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church. Eivind served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was honorably discharged in August of 1951, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. After his service, he worked on a ranch in Williston, ND and then moved to Hibbing, MN to work on the Iron Range.
On October 10, 1953, Eivind was united in marriage to Marlys Hamre with Rev. Annanias Skogerboe officiating at Grace Lutheran Church. After their marriage, he worked in Erskine, Iowa, and Montana before moving back to McIntosh where they farmed for five years. Eivind was then hired as a Highway Maintenance Worker with the Minnesota Department of Transportation where he worked for 28 years with 13 of them in Ada and the remaining years in Erskine. During retirement, he enjoyed getting back to farming while he worked for his brother-in-law, Sam Hamre, and for his family in Page. Eivind and Marlys made their home in rural McIntosh for 38 years before moving to Page in 2016 to be near their children.
Eivind was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed the trips they took, the outdoors, fishing, reading, and puzzles. Eivind’s family brought him great joy and comfort. He spoke highly of his wife, children, and grandchildren and provided for them with unconditional love and support.
Eivind is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Marlys, of Page; his children Carol (Joey) Harbeke of Fargo, ND; Jim (Carol) Lindseth of Page; Dan Lindseth of Pillsbury, ND; and Jerry (Rhonda) Lindseth of Page; ten grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother Nels (Ellen) Lindseth of Thief River Falls, MN and sister-in-law Mary Lindseth of Erskine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruth Abrams, and brother Walter Lindseth.