Bruce Murray Lindahl

June 21, 1919December 21, 2014

Age 95 Of Maplewood Retired St. Paul Teacher WWII Army Air Corps Veteran ’40-’45

Passed away on December 21, 2014. Taught at Farnsworth & Cleveland Junior High. Served 3 terms in the State Legislature from 1964 to 1970. Long-Term Labor Activist for the teacher’s union; Vice President of AFL-CIO; and Member of Ramsey County Hospital Board. Preceded in death by Wife, Constance (in 2005); Brother, James Lindahl; & Sister, Jean Franz. Survived by 3 Daughters: Laurie Lindahl, Mary Hennessy (Kevin) & Marcia Lindahl; 5 Grandchildren: Andrew Lindahl Hestness, Alex Maupin Hennessy, Robyn Lindahl DeMars, Grace Louise Hennessy & Amelia Marie Kohn; Great-Granddaughters, Jade Sky & Autumn Grace Hennessy; Sister, Lois Kern of Loveland, Colorado. Memorial Gathering from 2–4 PM on Saturday, January 3 at Wulff Funeral Home, 1485 White Bear Ave., St. Paul. Private Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials to: Serpent Lake Association Lake Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 580, Deerwood, MN 56444.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bruce Murray Lindahl

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January 5, 2015

Mary and family,
My condolences on the passing of your father.
I had the good fortune of having your father as my 6th grade teacher at Farnsworth in 1963.Everyone remembers where they were when Pres. Kennedy was assisinated
I was in your father's classroom when he informed use in a calm manner of the trajedy.He was one of my favorite teachers.
God bless,
Jeff Nelson

Al Oertwig

January 3, 2015

Bruce will be remembered as a much appreciated leader in the community especially on the East Side.

January 3, 2015

I was surprised to see Bruce in the paper. I'm 69 years young and had Bruce for a teacher in sixth grade at Farnsworth.
He was a kind man. He lived a long life.
God bless him

Steve from Elk River

Bonnie Hughes

December 29, 2014

What I enjoyed most about Bruce was his sense of humor and his delight at Connie's quick and sharp wit. But what I loved most was his kindness.

Laurie, Mary, Marcia, I am so sorry for your loss.

Chris (Schaal) and Dan Drassal

December 28, 2014

Mary, Marcia, Laurie and families, We were saddened to hear of your loss of your father's presence. But, his legacy will definitely live on, as it already does through you three beautiful daughters. I remember his as being so kind, gentle, smart, funny, and loved being involved in the community, and good math teacher! It was an honor to know him (and your mother), the little that I did. I expect that they are dancing together now as they say to each other, "Job well done!" You have great loving family roots, and they will always be part of you. Our condolences during this time of sadness for you.

December 26, 2014

Marcia and family - my thoughts are with you as you say good-bye to Bruce. I have very fond memories of him at the gatherings yours and out families had. Those memories will keep him with you always. Meg Kohn

Lori Nichols

December 26, 2014

Marcia, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.

mary wood

December 25, 2014

Lindahl family, Sorry to hear the passing of your dad, He was so good to the neighborhood kids. May you find peace in his passing, PS iam sure him and Dickey are playing music, Take care Mary wood

Richard Kramer

December 24, 2014

Bruce Lindahl - a prince of the Eastside. Much love.

Diane and Randall Smith

December 24, 2014

Bruce will be remembered with affection for his fine mind and generous heart. He fed a cast of thousands, french fries and grilled cheese sandwiches every Sunday night. May God hold him in his loving arms as his girls have throughout his life. The end of an era has folded its wings with eternal grace.

Love, Mr. and Mrs. J. Randall Smith
[Diane and Randall]