Laura M. Lind
August 20, 1933 – July 9, 2018
Laura Mary Cappella Lind died peacefully at home with her husband Gussie by her side. Laura was born August 20, 1933 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, daughter of Victor and Norma Poluzzi Cappella.
She was the oldest of six children. She is survived by 2 brothers Paul(Francine) Cappella, David(Pennie) Cappella, and 3 sisters Pauline (Bill) Sullivan, Cecelia (Charlie) Hanrahan and Barbara (Louie) Hanrahan.
On January 11, 1953, she married Gustaf Ragnar Lind, Jr. and moved to Saraland. (65 years) She has 5 children, Laura Ann Caffey (Pat) Eight Mile, Gus Lind lll (Teri) Pine Mountain, GA, Ginny Schuelke (Rich), Howard Lake, MN, Cecelia Fulmer (Greg) Saraland, AL, Vicky Gunn (Jay) Summerdale, AL. 17 grandchildren (Isaac Johannesmann, Austin, Caleb, and Gus (Meg)Darnell, Rawley, Russell, Reid and Ragnar Lind, John (Melissa), and Andrew Schuelke, Zach (Haley) Fulmer, Madison (David) Williams, Haleigh and Dillon Fulmer, Kelley, Grady and Mary Katherine Gunn and 3 great grandchildren (Taylor, James and Frances June).
Laura was a homemaker and active in her community. She was a lifelong member of the Woman’s Club of Saraland, serving at the local, state and district levels. She was a member of the Saraland Library Board and was instrumental in building the current library. She served as chief clerk for the Saraland Polls for 57 years. She worked tirelessly on White Way Lighting, and supported the Mobile School for the Deaf and Blind and the Red Barn. In 1985, she was named Saraland Citizen of the Year.
She was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Chickasaw. She served on the Parish Council, was chair of Catholic Charities and Burse Club. She was a secretary for St. Thomas Catholic School working closely with the Sinsinawa Dominic Sisters.
Her faith was unshakeable and she loved serving her God, family, friends and her community. Having a cup of tea was her pleasure with all those who entered her doors. She was an inspiration and mentor throughout her lifetime and will be truly missed by family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund in memory of Laura Lind. 251 North Craft Hwy, Chickasaw, AL 36611
Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home, Saraland, on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Chickasaw, AL., with the Very Reverend Fr. William P. Saucier officiating. Interment will follow in Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile, AL.
- Paul (Francine) Cappella, Brother
- David (Pennie) Cappella, Brother
- Pauline (Bill) Sullivan, Sister
- Cecelia Charlie) Hanrahan, Sister
- Barbara (Louie) Hanrahan, Sister
- Gustaf Ragnar Lind, Jr., Husband
- Laura Ann (Pat) Caffey, Daughter
- Gus (Teri) Lind III, Son
- Ginny (Rich) Schuelke, Daughter
- Cecelia (Greg) Fulmer, Daughter
- Vicky (Jay) Gunn, Daughter
- 17 grandchildren (Isaac Johannesmann, Austin, Caleb, and Gus (Meg)Darnell, Rawley, Russell, Reid and Ragnar Lind, John (Melissa), and Andrew Schuelke, Zach (Haley) Fulmer, Madison (David) Williams, Haleigh and Dillon Fulmer, Kelley, Grady and Mary Katherine Gunn and 3 great grandchildren (Taylor, James and Frances June).
- Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 14, 2018
Laura M. Lind
Patricia Donaghey Vallée
July 16, 2018
Dear Ceil and Ginny,
So very sorry for your loss! I have wonderful memories of your mother from high school . She always, always had a kind word for me, but more importantly, was so proud of both of you. I will keep you and your families in My prayers!
Mike & Karen Schuelke
July 11, 2018
We enjoyed having Gus and Laura at a few of our family reunions and their delicious Southern food . They were gracious hosts when we visited them on our way to Mississippi in April. So glad we got to see Laura one last time. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
July 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Laura was always a good friend to my mother and I know she will be missed. Laura and Gus traveled all the way to Ohio to attend mine and my sisters weddings.
Lisa Vincent (Carney)
Ella (Williams) Darnell
July 9, 2018
Mrs. Lind was a pillar of Saraland. My most vivid memory is when I would ride my bike over to the Lind’s to play. We would get in a canoe (no life jackets) and paddle up and down the creek playing Christopher Columbus! Mrs. Lind would sit outside at the picnic table and check everyone’s ears and whatever. She cooked Brussels sprouts one time and I loved them! I had never had them. She also made omelets which I had never had! I know we drove her crazy growing up, but it sure was fun to go their house😍