January 14, 1944 - March 20, 2022
John O. “Jack” Lindstrom, 78, of Marion, Iowa, is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior. He passed away peacefully Sunday, March 20, 2022, at his home after a recent cancer diagnosis. A visitation will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, 5338 Johnson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church, officiated by Pastor Jay Jentink. Burial will take place at Linwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids is assisting the family. Jack was born January 14, 1944, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Roy and Ruth (Odell) Lindstrom. The family moved to the Anamosa/Olin area in 1956. He graduated from Olin Consolidated High School in 1962. After graduation he became employed at Collins Radio for a short time, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1964 – 1966, being honorably discharged; he then resumed his employment at Collins Radio. It was there he met and later married the love his life, Susan “Susie” Welbourne of Cedar Rapids. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage this coming November. Jack began a 44-year career in the automobile business, beginning as a salesman at First Avenue Plymouth in Cedar Rapids in 1969. He then joined Bruce McGrath Pontiac in Cedar Rapids in 1976 for several years as their new car manager. He joined Allen Motor Company in 1985, working multiple management positions until 2001. He purchased, owned, and operated Lexington Motor Company in Marion until he sold it and semi-retired in 2013, working part-time for the new owner. He was known for his integrity throughout the years and knew many of his customers personally, many becoming friends. Jack embraced life and lived it in every way with family and friends. He and Susie hosting many events at their home, traveling many places, either with family or friends in the car or on their motorcycle. One of his and Susie’s favorite things was riding through the Rocky Mountains on their motorcycle. He liked his old cars and with Susie along, drove their ’62 Chevy on many cruises and Hot Rod Power tours throughout the country. Jack actively participated in motorsport competitions and competed in AMA (American Motorcyclist Association), NHRA (National Hot Rod Association), and IHRA (International Hot Rod Association) sanctioned events for over 30 years. He loved his Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, and had more than a passing interest in music. Beyond that and most deeply, he loved his Lord Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He loved his wife and children to the maximum. He and Susie were longtime members of Calvary Baptist Church. He loved singing in the choir and actively serving on various committees and boards. He was a founding member of the long-running “Garage Ministry” in the Cedar Rapids area. Jack is survived by his wife, Susie; son, Mike Lindstrom of Marion; daughter, Tina (Mike) White of Cedar Rapids; unofficial adopted son, Ricardo Etienne (Nattacha) of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Ally Lindstrom of North Carolina, Danielle Lindstrom of Florida, Bayley (Erik) Wagner of Minnesota, Logan Kea of Minnesota, and Grace Kea of Cedar Rapids; two step-grandchildren, Jake and Sydney White of Cedar Rapids; two great-grandsons, Josh and Kenny; twin sisters, Jean McNamara of Marion, and JoAnn (Ron) Janssen of Guttenberg, Iowa; cousins, Ron (Rita) Johnson of North Liberty, Iowa, Tobi Myers of Florida; several nieces and nephews; and many very close and longtime personal friends. We cherished all of these people. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Maxine and Doug Welbourne; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Rose Welbourne; and brother-in-law, Jerry McNamara. Memorials may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church, 5338 Johnson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404.
John O. “Jack” Lindstrom, 78, of Marion, Iowa, is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior. He passed away peacefully Sunday, March 20, 2022, at his home after a recent cancer diagnosis. A visitation will be held from 9 –... View Obituary & Service Information
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