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Alvin Duane Lindquist

June 16, 1951 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 70)


Alvin (Butch) Duane Lindquist (70) – Hill City, passed away at Miller Dwan Palliative Care- Duluth, MN on 04/07/2022, with his wife by his side.

Butch was born June 16, 1951 to Alvin & Myrtle “Joyce” (Suonvieri) Lindquist in Grand Rapids, MN.  He grew up in Goodland and Bena. He joined the Army in June, 1969 and served in Vietnam. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and was honorably discharged in October, 1970 as a Combat Wounded Veteran. He started logging in 1970, shortly thereafter joining his Uncle George. Butch purchased land and moved his family to the Hill City/Swatara area in 1976. In 1978, Lindquist Logging was established. He worked hard through hot summers and cold winters; leaving this area with miles of roads and trails for all to enjoy. After 27 years of logging, he retired in February, 1997.

He married Carol (Lyons) in 1971 and they had 4 daughters. Carol also had 4 girls, that he loved and raised as his own. In 1992, he married Dianna Wiswell and they had a son. He also welcomed her daughter into his growing blended family.  In 1998, he married Bonnie Swanson, adding to his family her son and two daughters. Together, they made their home in Hill City. After Butch was diagnosed with cancer (which he beat!) they became snowbirds in 2016.  During the months spent in Arizona, he looked forward to rodeos and rides in the side by side. He loved watching boxing & westerns, logging and being out in the woods. Butch was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed camping and spending time with his family.  He was a fighter and the strongest man we have ever known. He fought a good fight and he will be missed dearly.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents and bonus mom, Edith Lindquist. Infant sister, Sandy and brother, Lenny. Special uncle, George Suonvieri. Wife: Dianna Wiswell. Daughters: Nancy Lyons, Delores “Snookie” Scheff, & Prosper Lyons. Grandson, Gavin Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie. Daughters: Christy (Christopher) Bishop, Desiree Benson (Brian Johnston), Jamie Hilton (Greg Klingberg), Jessie Ahonen (Chad Lathrop), Zelda Lyons, Catrina Swanson (Jermaine Hankins), Alicia (Steve) Martin and April James. Sons: Patrick Lindquist and Benji Swanson. Brother: John (Denise) Lindquist, sister: Donna (Randy) Barstad. Uncle: Roy (Marian) Suonvieri, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Howie & Anita Dunham, Mother-in-law, Delores Alger. Special Cousin, Marvin (Carol) Lindquist. 30 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren.

Celebration of Life will be Monday, April 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Spang Townhall. Luncheon to follow.

Arrangements are by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service serving Northern Minnesota. 

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