Ernest Duane Lind, 68, of Sherwood Forest, Aitkin and formerly of Hamel/Corcoran, MN passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.
He was born August 9, 1938 in Alvarado, Minnesota to Godfred and Edell (Bergren) Lind. Ernie grew up in Alvarado and later moved to Minneapolis. It was in Minneapolis that Ernie met Karen Erickson while drag racing each other on Broadway Avenue.
On January 24, 1958 he was united in marriage to Karen Erickson in Northfield, Iowa. The couple made their home on Broadway in Minneapolis and raised three children. The family moved to Eagle Lake in Crystal where they lived until 1962 and bought a home in Hamel in 1964 so they could have more room to board and raise horses. He was a member of the Hamel Trail Dusters Club and the children were very active in showing their horses while growing up.
Ernest worked at Walker Lumber and learned to enjoy carpentry work and then made a career of that, first building homes for several years and later building additions and decks. He thoroughly enjoyed carpentry work as well as showing horses, playing cards and throwing horseshoes.
He and Karen traveled for many years in their RV, during the summers since 1991 they lived at Sherwood Forest in Aitkin and spent winters in several places including Apache Junction, AZ, Alamo, TX and Florida. He enjoyed line dancing and was a member of the Trophy Gardens Line Dancers, and Horseshoe Club while in Alamo. During his travels he always found time to continue his carpentry work, building additions and decks for others. He was also a member of the carpenters union, enjoyed traveling and was a member of the RV club. He, just in the last couple of years was starting to enjoy his retirement. In July 2006 Ernie and Karen moved to Zimmerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Chuck Lind.
Ernie is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Karen of Zimmerman, daughter Jody and husband Tim Anderson of Cambridge, sons Randy and wife Cindy Lind of Cedar, Scott and wife Cindy K. Lind of Savage, seven grandchildren Nicholas Anderson, Angela (Brian) Seiberlich, Jeremy Anderson, Russell (Tiffany) Lind, Peter Lind, Rose Lind, and Kaitlind Anderson, two great grandchildren Blake and Chloe Seiberlich, brother-in-law Melvin (Karen) Erickson of Black River Falls, WI, sister-in-law Lois Plante of Osage, IA.
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