Donald T. Lindgren, 79, of Pepperell, died peacefully at his home on Sept. 4, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan 26,1931, the son of the late Jon Lindgren, who immigrated from Sweden, and the late Nancy Tasker, who immigrated from England. Don was a career serviceman with the United States Army. He served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and was a member of the Chosin Few, serving in the battle of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea.
He has also worked at Pepperell Paper Company, Cutler Army Hospital at the former Fort Devens , Edith Nourse Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, and Dunkin’ Donuts, Pepperell and Townsend. To know him was to love him. He had a great sense of humor and was always a lot of fun.
He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Ellie (Malzcok) Lindgren, as well as three children; Robert Lindgren of Pepperell, Barbara Phillips of Pepperell and Richard Lindgren of Havre de Grace, Maryland, as well as their spouses; and four grandchildren; Tania Philbrick of Ipswich, N.H., Andrew Paradis, Michael Lindgren and Benjamin Phillips of Pepperell; as well as a great-granddaughter, Jasmine Paradis, who is also living in Pepperell. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Helen Lindgren of Tustin, Calif., as well as a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lotte and Herbert Wiedner of Germany, plus several nieces and nephews and his beloved dachshund, Cassie.
Funeral services were held Sept. 9 at the Community Church, Townsend Street, Pepperell. Burial was at the Association Cemetery, Park Street, Pepperell. He will forever be in the hearts of his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributons may be made in his memory to the wounded warrior project, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.