Dennis “Link” Lindquist, 76, Cambridge, Minn., died April 14, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20, at Salem Lutheran Church, Dalbo, Minn.
Dennis Roy Lindquist was born July 15, 1942, in Parkers Prairie, Minn., to Roy and Erma (Gilbertson) Lindquist. He graduated from Princeton High School and then served his country in the U.S. Army, including a year of service in Vietnam.
After returning home, Dennis ran the Cargill chicken farm in New Prague, Minn., for a number of years. He moved to North Dakota after his marriage to Marlys Martin, where he met and married Charlotte Sauter.
In North Dakota, he and Charlotte owned and operated the Hurdsfield Dairy King and gas station as well as the Goodrich Cafe, where they were best known for their German food. Some years later, he and Charlotte left North Dakota and moved to Cambridge where he worked for Rolf’s Produce selling goods at the city markets. He was also a cook at the Purple Hawk Country Club, CJ’s and the Mystic Inn for many years. Dennis was often the main attraction at these eating establishments because of his witty personality and social charm. People said they loved his food, but would come anyhow just for him. He loved cooking and the company that came with it. He found his passion for cooking as a cook in the Army.
One of Dennis’ greatest accomplishments was his family. He was a fun loving grandfather. No matter how big or small, they all loved being around their papa. He had a way of making each of them feel special and making their time together an adventure.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Charlotte “Char;” children, Lisa (John) Gabbert, Wendell (Robin) Sauter, Cindy Olson, Ken (Carol) Sauter, Tammy Lindquist, Lora (Carl) Westberg, and Lori Lindquist (Gary Klingner); brother, Les Lindquist; sister, Cheryl Sauter; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Erma; son, Daniel Lindquist; brother-in-law, Glen Sauter; and sister-in-law, Marlys Lindquist.
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(Stark Life Tributes Funeral and Cremations Services, Cambridge)