STARBUCK -- Ronald Russell Lindquist, 71, of Starbuck, died Monday at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home after a battle with Parkinson's disease.
The service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Morris.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Starbuck Funeral Home.
He was born July 12, 1937, in Hector to Russell and Clara (Blondell) Lindquist. He was raised in Morris and graduated from Morris High School in 1955. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. He worked for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune as a statistician in the advertising department.
He married Ann Lilly on Nov. 25, 1961. They moved to Morris where he worked at the Morris Sun and Tribune for 17 years, eventually becoming the general manager and writing a weekly column of insight and humor entitled, "As I See It." He was a member of the Lion's Club; was the founder and first commissioner of the Morris Little League Baseball program; was a co-founder and president of the University of Minnesota-Morris Cougar Club boosters and refereed high school football games for 25 seasons.
They purchased the Starbuck Times in Starbuck in 1981 and moved there. He was a member of the Lions Club, founded and served as first commissioner of the Starbuck Little League Baseball program; and served on the hospital board. While at the Times, he won several Minnesota Newspaper Association awards including the Herman V. Roe Memorial Editorial award, given to the top single editorial column in the state in 1987.
Following retirement, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Dakota in 2002 and was inducted into the Delta Mu Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity's Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife; children: John (and Patty) Lindquist of West Fargo, N.D., Jim (and Heather) Lindquist of Lakeville, Jennifer (and Nathan) Metz of Starbuck; seven grandchildren; and siblings: Karen Herman of Plymouth and Chuck (and Pam) Lindquist of Minnetonka.