EREK C. LINDBERG
December 5, 1942 – July 31, 2019
VASSALBORO - Erek Charles Lindberg passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019 following several months of illness with his loving wife Helen by his side. He was the youngest of four children. He was born Dec 5, 1942 in Boston MA and at the age of 10 moved to Waterville Maine upon meeting Leslie and Berle Ward, who took him into their home and raised him. He graduated from Erskine Academy in 1960. His fondest childhood memories were living with “Gramp” and Berle on the small farm in Vassalboro. Erek was a pipefitter by trade. While working at Statler Tissue in 1977 he received massive back trauma which ended his career. After numerous surgeries and years of “rehabilitation”, (aka Freddie’s Garage) he was back on his feet. With his two best friends of fifty years by his side, Bill (William) Pullen and Jessie Ackers of Vassalboro, Erek enjoyed building and riding dune buggies on weekends with their wives by their side, (He may not have liked much but he did like that). He also enjoyed riding his Harley with his wife in tow and the wind blowing through his nonexistent hair. He and Helen visited many states with their Hog friends. We’re going to miss you Erek, but we will meet again. Erek is predeceased by his daughter Janice (Jan Jan Shitpoke) Pelotte of Vassalboro, his “favorite sister in law” Linda MacKenzie also of Vassalboro and his brother Charles of Florida. He leaves behind his wife Helen of 36 years, granddaughters Courtney and Rebecca Pelotte, a stepson Rob Starratt and a stepdaughter Carrie Starratt, also 6 grandchildren and 4 great granddaughters. He also leaves his two sisters, Barbara Shadrick and Ginger Dellasandro both of North Carolina. Erek’s family would like to convey their thanks to the Doctors and staff of 1 West at The Harold Alfond for Health, it is clear to observe that when Healthcare is a calling, and not just a career, one shines. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, August 24 at 11:00 AM at Village Cemetery on Cemetery Street in Vassalboro. A gathering will follow at the United Methodist Church, Rt 32 in Vassalboro. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Redington Funeral Home, please visit www.redingtonfuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences with Erek’s family.
EREK C. LINDBERG
Svea ( Ginger) Dellasandro
August 8, 2019
Erek is my little brother. At a very early age we 4 children were separated . 4,6,8,10 years old , Erek being the youngest.
I have some very early photo's and memories... I always loved you dear brother ...It was a shame our parents robbed us of growing up together and even different states.
Maybe when we get to heaven we can experence what it is like having a loving mom and dad and we can grow - up all over again
Together. I love you. RIP