Dr. Alice Lindgren


Alice Marilyn Lindell Lindgren went to be with her Lord on September 11, 2020 after struggling with multiple myeloma for three years. She is survived by her husband Gordon, daughter Carmy, sons Kyle and Jim, 5 grandchildren and a great grand daughter. Alice was born in Minneapolis where she graduated from Augsburg College with a BA in Biology and the University of Minnesota with an MA in Biology. She taught Biology at the University of South Dakota while Gordon earned an MA in Physics. For the next 44 years, except for 3 years to earn a PhD in Radiation Biology at the University of Iowa, Alice taught and did research at Bemidji State University. She was known as a quite demanding but fair professor and research director. She attracted excellent students who were willing to bear the demanding requirements of research. The work was funded at times by research grants including some from NASA. Because of their dedication, her students could often be seen working late hours in her lab. Alice’s students, friends, church family, and community were very important to her. While at Augsburg College she met Gordon, her husband-to-be. Though she tried to avoid him, they kept finding themselves drawn to each other, even while on dates with others. The two quickly decided they were meant for each other. But, when Gordon proposed, she said he had to be employed before they could be married. Fortunately, Gordon was offered a position teaching Physics at Minnetonka High School where he was interning! They were married on Thanksgiving Day and honey-mooned in Florida over Christmas break. The beautiful 61-year marriage began and ended with thanksgiving to God.

Due to Covid 19, services will be held at a later date. In honor of Alice, donations will be made to the future home of Calvary Cemetery Columbarium. Chose Memorial Fund for designation.

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