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Don Lindberg - March 20, 2013

Donald Walter Lindberg was born in Holyoke May 10, 1928, to Eric and Marjory (Coleman) Lindberg. He died March 20, 2013, at home with his family around him, at the age of 84.

He graduated from Phillips County High School in 1946, then went to University of Colorado and enrolled in the ROTC program there. He was in the Navy as a paymaster and supply officer on the ships.

He finished his college education in journalism and business administration and worked at newspapers in Colorado and South Dakota before going to Washington to work at the Goldendale Sentinel. He had a chance to buy the Quincy (Wash.) Post Register along with its stationery store and print shop in 1967 and had resided in Quincy since.

He was president of the Chamber of Commerce as well as president of Rotary and was one of the group that arranged to purchase the old Safeway store to develop into the Quincy Community Center. He was honored in 1993 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chamber for his support of the entire community. He also served four years as a city councilman.

He had made many friends, as is demonstrated by the 40 persons who made sure he got to dialysis in Moses Lake, Wash., for the past eight years and four months—three days a week, 52 weeks a year. This group has displayed “do unto others as you would have them do for you” all this time.

Don was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, serving five times as Worshipful Master, as well as Deputy to the Grand Master. He was a member of Oasis Chapter OES.

Don is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Gary; daughter, Karen Pearl; brother, Richard “Dick” Lindberg; and grandson, Dylan Pearl; stepchildren, Cindy M. Sackett and David Pfost; six step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children’s transportation fund, Quincy First Presbyterian Church or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research.