John Hjalmer Lindberg
June 19, 1923 – December 18, 2018
John H. Lindberg went to be with his Lord on December 18, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Polly of 67 years, of whom he always said “I’m just glad she said yes”. Also survived by sister Ann, twin brother Bob, 5 children, and 13 grandchildren. He was born June 19, 1923, and lived 95½ years. A lifelong Seattle resident, he graduated from Garfield High and the University of Washington. He moved to Chicago to earn his MD at Northwestern University, and do his residency at Hines Hospital, before coming back to Seattle to practice internal medicine. John’s life was marked by enduring, faithful service. To his wife, children, and grandchildren to whom he never missed a chance to say “I love you”. To his country, as a Navy Captain. To his patients, to whom he provided care in his practice for 36 years. And most importantly to his Lord Jesus Christ, who was the fundamental reason he sought to serve others. John also served through long and loyal dedication to the organizations whose work he cared most deeply about. For decades he supported many facets of the Evangelical Covenant Church, including Covenant Shores, Covenant Camps, Covenant Missionaries, and as a Deacon at Mercer Island (Evergreen) Covenant Church. He served as a medical advisor in the Adult Rehabilitation Center for the Seattle chapter of the Salvation Army. He was the President of the Christian Medical and Dental Society for one term, and was a long-time supporter of Young Life. Finally, he was remarkably faithful in relationships. He was known for inviting others to breakfast, lunch, or coffee where he provided a listening ear and humble wisdom, often filling a fatherly void in the lives of others. He’ll long be remembered for the imprint his generosity, unconditional love and mentorship made on people of all ages.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Committal Shelter Service Monday, January 7, 2019