Gearhart Funeral Home

11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN


Morris L. Lindstrom

August 22, 1926January 27, 2017
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Lindstrom, Morris L.

Age 90, of Coon Rapids passed peacefully on January 27, 2017.

Born August 22, 1926 to Martin and Allie (Sampson) Lindstrom. He grew up on a small farm in Osakis, MN.

Morris attended Osakis Public Schools. He began serving our country in the US Army in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was awarded with many medals including: Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Following his time in the Army, he found work in Warren, MN where he helped a farmer who was in poor health. Little did Morris know, that the farmer’s daughter, Joyce, would become his life-partner.

Morris and Joyce were married in 1952. They settled in Coon Rapids, MN where they raised four children and lived for 61 years. Morris and Joyce were rarely apart for any length of time. They so enjoyed a loving relationship and modeled a great marriage for many. They were side by side until Morris’ passing. Morris worked for Armco Steel for over 30 years. He was a dedicated employee, husband and father.

Morris enjoyed camping with his family and riding bike with his ‘bride.’ Morris loved writing poems and singing. Throughout the years, Morris wrote hundreds of poems that will live on and bring joy to others. Those who knew him knew that he could break out in song at any moment of the day. When you heard Morris sing, you knew it either came from a place of happiness, faith – or both! In his later years, Morris often talked and sang about Heaven. He looked forward to a place with no sadness, sorrow or pain. He also looked forward to seeing his entire immediate family who all preceded him in death; his parents, Martin & Allie; siblings, Esther, Wilbur, Myrtle, Clifford, Gladys, Irvin and Ruby.

Today, Morris is singing with his Heavenly Father and is in perfect health. While Morris will be missed, we find joy in his legacy and look forward to seeing him again.

Morris will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce; children, David (Shari), Joel (Barbara Kaufman), Paul (special friend Patricia), Miriam (Dave) Erickson; Grandchildren, Russell (Joy), Corey (Sarah), Marty (Kelly), Leon (Nichele), May (Robert) Metcalf, Jennie (Matt) Day, Jodi, Roger, Alanna & Kyra Brask, Matt, Jason, Andrew & Sam Erickson; Great-Grandchildren, Arden, Nolan, Bjorn & Henrik, Adam & Jack Day, Ryan & Beckham, George & Samuel, Talia & Sterling Metcalf, and baby Lindstrom on the way; loving relatives & friends.

~Funeral Service~ 11:00 AM Saturday, February 4, 2017 with visitation 1 hr. prior all at Pathways Community Church, 6341 167th Ave NW, Ramsey, Minnesota

~Interment~ Morningside Memorial Gardens Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Gearhart Funeral Home 763-755-6300 GearhartFuneralHome.com


  • Visitation Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 4, 2017


Morris L. Lindstrom

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February 24, 2017

I enjoyed going to visit my uncle Morris and Joyce at the nursing home. He enjoyed old family photos that I would bring to show him. He especially loved looking at photos of his dad and mom. He enjoyed remembering the past. I would ask him questions, by writing on a pad of paper, about his past, and he would have lots to tell. Every once in a while he would break out in a tune or song. As Morris and Joyce would be sitting next to each other, often Morris would reach over to hold Joyce's hand. Morris and Joyce were a great example of a good marriage and lasting love. One time when I went to visit Morris, one of his nursing assistants, whom I had never seen before, told me that before he knew I was going to visit Morris, he knew that I belonged to Morris, because of the shape of my head!! I suppose that could be true as I guess I have the same shape head as my dad Wilbur. I was so fortunate to have aunts and uncles who loved the Lord. May God bless Morris and Joyce's family. Love, Judy Nelson

February 15, 2017

Greetings; How good to know how many are out there; I have lost my Dad and Brother in so short of a period of time.

Thank God for all of you......Paul

Norita Beaudry(Goplin)

February 5, 2017

Joyce & family, we enjoyed visiting with your parents when they came to visit Evelyn & Floyd. Would always visit my Mom Eleanore. Our sincere sympathy to,all of you. RIP MORRIS . SUCH A WONDERFUL HUSBAND. FAther & grandfather. Sincerely. LYLE & NORITA BEAUDRY

vicki sommerfeldt

February 4, 2017

I so enjoyed reading about Morris' life and seeing the pictures which paid such a beautiful tribute to his life. I wish I could have known this upstanding and Godly man. I think I was most struck by the fact that he and his wife were so inseparable. I am sorry for your loss.

Lynn Dufek

February 1, 2017

Miriam, thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of your Dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Bill and Stacey Harding

February 1, 2017

Marty and Kelly (and family),

We pray that Christ will be your comfort during this time. It seems that your grandfather left quite a legacy. I enjoyed reading this.

Bill, Stacey, Elsie, Opal, and Wilbur

Sara Williams

February 1, 2017

I was very fortunate to get to know your parents over the years. I loved when I was over at their house and I would be upstairs and out of nowhere I would hear him burst into song, made me smile every time! And how I would look over the little balcony and see them sitting on the couch side-by-side and him reading your mom her books and how they both took turns to sit down and tell me how they met and seeing how their wonderful love story turned out! Or tidying up the place and I would find random little notes and pomes all over the house for Joyce, melted my heart then and still does today! I would watch them two and think to myself, "I hope one day that I would have just an ounce of what they had in their relationship" I'm so sorry for your loss, you guys are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Jo Anne Hess Sundby

February 1, 2017

Our sympathy to Morris' entire family. Mom and dad (Darlene and Harry) always enjoyed when he and Joyce stopped in for a visit. May God comfort you with the knowledge that he is now in a wonderful place.