Donald A. Lindquist

September 28, 1924January 9, 2019

Donald A. Lindquist passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019 in Covington, LA at age 94 from complications of pneumonia. Don was a lifelong resident of New Orleans until moving to Christwood Retirement Community in 2005. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Gorton Lindquist; his children, Christine Smith, Kitty Partridge (Scott), Donald Lindquist (Kristi), and Mary Frances Rosamond (Jimmy); his grandchildren, Michelle Hickey, Allison Regan (Tim), Christopher Partridge (Ashley), Carolyn McCord (Brandon), Sean Partridge, Karli Lindquist, Kate Rosamond, and Claire Rosamond; his great grandchildren, William Andrade, Catherine Andrade, and Evelyn Regan; and his brother, Thomas Condon. He was predeceased by his parents, Owen Lindquist and Anne Grimes Lindquist Condon. Don and Fran shared a wonderful life together. They loved traveling, playing bridge with friends, spending time with family, and dancing. Don was a passionate fisherman and gardener. Don earned a BS at the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York and an LLB and JD at Loyola University in New Orleans. In 1953, he joined the New Orleans law firm of Chaffe McCall, L.L.P., where he loved practicing admiralty law his entire career. Don served as a navigator in the Merchant Marine during World War II in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. As a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, he was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict. While stationed at the Norfolk, Virginia Naval Station, he met fellow officer and future wife, Fran. He continued serving in the Naval Reserve as a JAG officer, retiring with the rank of Commander. Don was a member of numerous professional and social associations, including the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute, the Maritime Law Association, the Bienville Club, Metairie Country Club, and several Carnival organizations. Don lived every day to the fullest, had an infectious laugh and a great sense of fun, and brought joy to all those around him. We wish to thank his many friends for their love and support, including the entire staff at Christwood. A Mass will be held at Lake Lawn Funeral Home at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019, with visitation commencing at 11:30 am. Interment will be private. There will be a celebration of his life at Christwood at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Christwood Foundation, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA 70433, the Ochsner Radiation Transportation Fund, 1514 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121, or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Mass Saturday, January 19, 2019

Donald A. Lindquist

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Stephen NELSON

January 19, 2019

Will always remember Uncle Donald taking me turtle hunting in City Park in late 50's. Many good memories gone with the wind...

T Semien

January 14, 2019

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your family. The Bible calls God the source of life Acts 17:24,25 so have faith that God is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died so be assured that you will see your loved one again. God sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthians 15:26 and I pray he gives you comfort in your time of need. There have been eight instances in the Bible of humans young, old, male, and female who God brought back to life on earth John 11:39-44 and he yearns to bring back your loved one who are in his memory Job 14:14,15. I pray that God of comfort gives you strength and the ability to endure during this time and that you rely on him when you feel weak. In Jesus name I pray Amen