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Eric Howard Lindquist

May 19, 1937May 13, 2019
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Eric Howard Lindquist, 81, Fort Myers, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019. Eric was born on May 19, 1937, in Salisbury, Maryland, to the late Swend and Jessie Lindquist.

Eric was a pioneer/historian of the Punta Rassa, Iona/McGregor area for 81 years. He was a proud merchant marine in 1979, captaining the Columbian Star. Eric was a career commercial fisherman, shrimper, a member of a Organized Fisherman of Florida, and former member of the Fort Myers Moose lodge.

Eric was a loving father and grandfather that will be greatly missed by his children, Cindy Bethune, Vicky Lindquist, Jimmy Lindquist, Mike (Margaret) Linquist, Karen (Brett Turetzkin) Bechtol Lindquist; grandchildren, Terry (Brian) Kemp, Eric (Melissa) Mitch, Jeannie (Mike) Thompson, Vanessa Mitch, Destrey (Karissah)Lindquist, Ashley Carby, Mikey (Alex) Lindquist, Tyler Turetzkin, Blaze Lindquist, Sierra Lindquist, Jonathan (Angela) Ledbetter, and Gabby (Tony) Weaver; great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kira, Haylee, Ry'la, Ethan, Natalie, Railey, Cylas, Tegan, Easton, Harper, Bryce, Jackson, William, Lilly, Jeffrey, and Aiden; siblings, Harold Lindquist, Gerald Lindquist, Joyce (Wilbur) Capps, Jons Lindquist, and Bea Tyson, brother-in-law David (Thelma) Hamilton, and many of his fisherman family and friends.

He was preceded by his beloved wife, Lavinia Irene Lindquist, grandson, Jimmy Ray Lindquist, and brother, Ted Lindquist.

Family and friends are welcome at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples, Memorial Gardens on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:00 with Pastor Billy Cass officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Lavinia immediately following funeral services.

In honor of Eric, please come casual.

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Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019

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