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Freda Lindstedt, 81 - November 05, 2008


Freda May Lindstedt, 81, of Rock Island Table, formerly of Gothenburg, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.
Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Gothenburg with the Revs. Randall Dilts and Larry Viter officiating. Burial will take place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Lindstedt was born on Nov. 6, 1926, north of Callaway to Cleveland Ashley and Mattie May (Price) Pitkin. She grew up at Callaway and then when she was 8 years old her family moved to Oregon. Her parents built and ran cabin camps with a dance hall in Oregon for two and one-half years before returning to Callaway.
She attended school in Callaway and Oregon and graduated from Callaway High School in 1945. Throughout her life she mostly resided on Rock Island Table and then moved to the home of her husband’s parents until moving to Gothenburg in May of 2008.
On Aug. 18, 1946, she was united in marriage to Aaron Lindstedt at her parent’s home in Callaway. To this union, three children were born.
Lindstedt worked as a teacher and as a farmer’s wife. She worked side-by-side with her husband in the fields and doing chores. Everyone was welcome at their table and always had to eat something before leaving, according to family members.
?She enjoyed sewing and quilting as well as playing her keyboard along with her husband at nursing homes, for anniversaries or just for fun, said family members.
?Lindstedt was a member of the Rock Island Extension Club.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Cleveland and Mattie; her husband, Aaron on May 17, 2008; a brother, Charles Pitkin; a sister, Thelma G’Schwind.
Survivors include: her son, Ted (Debbie) Lindstedt of Cozad; her daughters—Jolene (Don) Olson of Arnold and Peggy (Dan) Yancy of Gothenburg; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers—Ira (Jo) and Tony (Beverly) Pitkin, all of Callaway; sister, Marge (Dean) Headley of Callaway.
Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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