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Obituary for Mr. "Bob" Lindquist

Colonel Robert E. “Bob” Lindquist, U.S. Army Retired, 81, of Panorama Drive, Rock Springs Comm., Lavonia, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home.

Born on November 21, 1935 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, he was the son of the late Roy E. Lindquist Sr. and Alice Murch Lindquist. Col. Lindquist was a 1958 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Masters degree from George Washington University. Col. Lindquist retired after 28 years of service from the U. S. Army, where served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. During his first tour, he served as Company Commander of C Company, 1st of the 12th, First Cav. Division and his second tour, he served as District Senior Advisor for the Trang Bang District of Vietnam.
Col. Lindquist was a former Real Estate Agent for Paradise Reality, a member of the Hartwell First United Methodist Church and served as an Usher. He was a member of the American Legion Post #109, Hart County Golden K, where he received the Andy Stackhouse Award, received the Hartwell Rotary Club’s Four Way Test award, volunteered for several years for Meals on Wheels and directed the AARP Tax Aide Program for 18 years.

Survivors include his wife: Norma Elsen Lindquist; two sons: Robert “Rob” Lindquist Jr & Catherine of Ellerslie GA and Karl Lindquist & Renee of Columbia SC; a daughter: Debra Hooker & Michael of Ft. Collins CO; six grandchildren: Robert & Cydney Lindquist, Tyler & Samantha Lindquist and Erin & Claire Hooker; a brother: Roy E. Lindquist Jr. & Sara of Salinas CA also survives.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hartwell First United Methodist Church with Dr. R. Allen Stewart officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.

The body is at the Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hartwell First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Howell Street, Hartwell GA 30643 or to the Hart County Golden K Ramp Fund, PO Box 832, Hartwell GA 30643.

The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements.