Eric M. Lindquist, 37

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eric M. Lindquist, 37, of Shakopee, Minn., formerly of Austin, Minn., and Madelia, Minn., died in an ice fishing accident.



Born in Austin. 1994 graduate of New Ulm High School and 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University — Mankato. Long-haul trucker for past eight years, mostly with Swift Trans., of Phoenix, Ariz. He enjoyed snowmobiling, ATVs, skiing, fishing, boating, and hiking. As a youth he excelled in basketball, baseball, tennis and track. He also played football and soccer. Survived by mother, Joan Lindquist, of Grand Forks, N.D.; father, Bruce Lindquist, of Shakopee; grandmothers, Arlene Lindquist, of St. Louis Park, Minn.; Esther Vandervort, of Crookston, Minn.; uncles and aunts, Ken (Patty) Lindquist, of Crystal, Minn.; and Arlo (Hanna) Lindquist, of Corcoran, Minn.; Wayne and Sandy Vandervort, both of Crookston; cousins and friends.

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