Bernard Carl Lindberg

Died: Mon., May 4, 2020


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Bernard “Bernie” Lindberg, age 62, passed away Monday May 4, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

Bernie was born January 22, 1958 to Carl and La Donna (Keech) Lindberg in Madelia, MN.  He attended Mankato State University for a little over 2 years before his severe asthma forced him to stop attending.  He was majoring in political science.

He worked as a crossing guard on the corner of Byron and Pleasant streets, where he would hand out tootsie rolls and dumb dumb suckers.  Bernie worked part time for Blue Earth County Environmental services at the household hazardous waste facility, until his health forced him to early retirement.

Bernie is survived by his sister, Colleen Lindberg of Mankato; Cousin (honorary sister) Linda Bock, Florence Keech and family of Madelia, special cousin Chauntay and Zac Carlson and family of Lake Crystal; Marvin and Annie Keech and family, Arden and Peggy Keech and family of Madelia, cousin Bradly Keech of New York; honorary nephew, Martin and Liticia Douglas and family of Chaska; Best friends, Keith King and his mom Carol of Austin, MN, Vicar Paul Rider of Norwich, England.

He was preceded in death by his parents; much beloved grandmother, Mabel Keech; honorary big brother, Kurt Keech; cousin and honorary little brother, Tommy Keech; cousin Doug Keech; and all 15 aunts and uncles, including his namesake, Bernard C. Keech and his wife Rosemary of Madelia.

A celebration of Bernie will be at a later date at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Mankato at the corners of Broad St. and Warren St. when everyone can be safe.

Bernie lived his life to the Monty Python song “Look on the bright side of life”.

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Robert Tatro
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
To Bernie's family and friends,
May he rest in peace. We were friends at MSUM in the late 1970's. He was quite a character who I have not forgotten. His spirit will soar in heaven forever.
Bob Tatro (Cousin to the the Madelia Tatro clan.)

ANITA DITTRICH
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Bernie was an interesting and curious member of the Mankato Area Lifelong Learners. Whenever he asked a question - - and he did so regularly - - it was always a well-thought-through and appropriate question. Sorry to read about his passing.

Jyl Thompson
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Bernie ,I was a classmate of his when he attended school in Madelia. My sympathy and prayers to his family.

Sue Howard
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
So sorry to hear about Bernie's passing. I enjoyed viaiting with him at our Lifelong Learners' activities. He was always so cheerful. He was always so positive. He loved sharing jokes! He will be missed.

Mark Stone
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Sorry to hear of Bernies passing.
A true gentleman.

Rita G.
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Bernie will be missed, his smiling face and always had something funny to say. He kept my family and my sister's family save at street crossings for years (Jefferson Elementary). The kids loved him.


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