David Lindblad

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David P. Lindblad, 65, of Freeburg, IL, born October 5, 1955, in Superior, WI, passed away peacefully Friday, June 18, 2021. He was married to beloved wife, Janet of 21 years, who joined him on the same day, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Lindblad retired from Granite City Steel in 2020, after holding several positions for over 22 years.  He had previously worked for Elite Tool and Manufacturing and in his early years worked at Peabody Coal mine.  He graduated from Freeburg Community High in 1973. Dave was a hardworking man who would do anything for his family and friends. He liked to fish, hunt, and work on projects around the house, including in his big yard. Dave enjoyed watching his son, Kendall, play football.

He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Stephany Renée Lindblad; his parents, Duane and Gertrude, nee Jones, Lindblad; and two brothers, Steven and Gene Lindblad.

He survived by his son, Kendall M. Lindblad of Freeburg; his stepchildren, Jennifer (Lee) Gross of Central City, Jason (Sonya) McKinney of Centralia, and Jared and Jacob Kahrhoff of Centralia; a brother, Jeffrey (Diane) Lindblad; a sister, Claudia Johnson; step-grandchildren, Mitchell, Alisia, Lillian, Hannah, and Makenah; and step great-grandchildren, Autumn, Griffin, and Emorie; four nieces, Jennifer, Jamie, Michelle, and Nicole; a nephew, Jason; aunts, uncle, and cousins.

He will be greatly missed by all, including friends.

A special thanks to Jacob Lane, Jennifer Gross, Annie Altenbaumer, and former wife, Denise Albert, and to the staff of HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Janet Lindblad Trust, for the benefit of Kendall Lindblad. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Janet’s cremated remains will also be present for any friends who wish to pay their respects.

Funeral:  A private celebration of life will be held, with Lee Gross officiating.

A private family burial of David and Janet’s cremated remains will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL, at a later date.



3 Comments on David Lindblad

Laureen McCarthy Hartnagel said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2022 at 4:35 PM

David an I would smile when ever we ran into each other. What do you know? Sound farmiliar? I meet David thru Denise in 1974.They were dating.He was ways quiet a gentle soul.First time I met Granny I understood why. He had a love of fast beautiful cars. Think Steve helped instill this in all the boys.David was a selfless soul in respect to those he loved...He always put them first.I was happy for him when he got the place he called home and met Janet.He deserved this second chance at a Family. When he lost Stephanie I would see David and Denise's hearts were breaking. Janet pulled him up and together they both had Kendall to raise. They both got a second chance to give a child what they wished they had been able togive all their children.... Only time maturity and financial stability make that possible. Seeing both try so hard to provide love and security for Kendall was inspiring. Janet's kids should be so proud they had a devoted Mother SHE LOVED HER CHILDREN. I'm not surprised that they left together.David I'm late to finding you are gone with Janet. I have no regrets our 46yrs as friends you've known I love you and would always we are friends.. I cherish the times we had even the white Trans am wreck with whole body poison Ivy, Lots of laughs and a considerable amout of Tanqueray. I know we will see each other again my friend .....So what do you know...Always Laureen

  • Holt
  • Missouri
Glen Valle said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2021 at 6:43 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family, I’m a friend of Dave’s from work, Sorry for your loss ??

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  • Illinois
Pamela Melton said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2021 at 7:38 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  • Illinois

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