In Memory of

Phyllis Margaret Lindgren

October 29, 1929 - December 27, 2021
From: Meriden, IA

 Phyllis M. Lindgren was born October 29, 1929 in Aurelia, IA to Conrad and Helena (Peterson) Engdahl. She left this world on December 27, 2021. Phyllis attended Aurelia schools and graduated in 1947. She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith. She was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in 1947.

 After graduating from high school, she worked for A&O Chevrolet Company in Cherokee as a bookkeeper. She was united in marriage to Harry Lindgren on March 30th 1950. They farmed near Meriden, IA for 40 years.

 Phyllis kept busy raising 4 daughters, doing interior painting and wallpapering for clients, doing planting and harvesting with Harry. She also was the custodian at CML Telephone Company for 15 years.

 She enjoyed her card clubs and Tripoli friends, along with getting together for coffee.

 Phyllis enjoyed fishing with Harry, and attending her grandkids and great-grandkids school and sporting events. She loved to bake for anybody’s birthday.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, her husband Harry, and her brothers and sisters.

 Phyllis is survived by her four daughters, Connie (Dave) Ladwig, Pat (Dennis) Augustine, Karen (Bob) Ferris, and Diane (Brad) Phipps; also 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa.
Pastor Jane Johnston
Don Tisthammer
Brett Ladwig
Matt Ladwig
Adam Phipps
Ryan Ferris
Mike Augustine
Gabe Augustine
Dayn Simonsen

Honorary Bearers
Kristin Cedar
Sarah Augustine
Jill Simonsen
Jessica Kannegieter
Samantha Phipps
Jenna Sievers
Along with her great-grandchildren
Public visitation with family present will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"Old Rugged Cross"

"You are the Reason" by Aubrey

Congregational Hymns
"It is Well With My Soul"
"Hymn of Promise"

"How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" by Diane

"Saturday Night Waltz"
Meriden Cemetery
Meriden, Iowa


Friday, January 7, 2022 at 3:57 PM
“Connie, Pat, Karen, Diane & your families,
So sorry to see Aunt Phyllis leave you & us!
We loved her dearly.
I can picture her now telling “Lena jokes” to Betty White!
Sad to see the whole generation is now gone,
But happy together again!
Phyllis & Harry
Kenneth & Lois Jean
Albert & Leona
Edwin & Hetty
- Nancy & Tom Jarratt
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
So very sorry for your loss! Loosing a parent is so very difficult. Your mom is having a wonderful reunion with your dad in heaven :)”
- Cyndy Wiley-Gay
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Always called Phyllis "my favorite neighbor". We had so many good visits. She'll be missed.
Jeanne & Don ”
- Jeanne Blackstone
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Kim Whittaker
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“We were so sad to hear that Phyllis passed away. So many wonderful memories come to mind - she always had a joke that ended with her giggling, coffee with her and Mom as well as card games. I’m so glad we got to visit with her this fall. She will always have a special place in our hearts. ❤️”
- Cathy Irvine
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“I remember going to Phyllis and Harry's home when I was a child. She will be missed. Thoughts and and prayers from the Mann family ”
- Lisa Mann Cline
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“So sorry to all… Grandpa P was a grand lady. I met her through my son-in-law Mike and his parents Pat & Dennis Augustine. She was a fun lady to be around and her smile was contagious….. I think she really had an ability to make others feel good, her positiveness was contagious. Heaven got a new angel but then the Lord and his Son knew that… What a great long life she had on the farm where she loved and helped her four daughters grow. Harry has his soulmate back in eternity, rest high on that mountain or should I say farm in heaven!”
- David Odell
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Karen and Bob, We are sadden to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you in the days ahead. We pray that the memories you shared will bring peace in the days ahead.”
- Kevin & Susan Pritchard
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“S sorry! Thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Mary (Chase) Maher
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Your mom was such a special lady and will be missed by many. ”
- Corrine Lundell
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Love you forever Aunt Phil”
- Jody Pagel
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Pat and family, Linda and I were so sorry to hear the news about your mom. We are very happy that we got to meet her. It is a shame that we didn't make the casino with her. I hope she is pulling the arm on a machine as we speak. We know the memories that all of you have will carry you for many years to come. You are all in our thoughts. ”
- Steven D Casady
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Sorry for your loss. She was my folks neighbor for many years .
- Roger Olson
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a fun hardworking woman. I also remember her whistle and her laugh. She joins Harry. Al and Leona and our parents Clifford and Margaret. They will be dancing and playing cards. Linda Ferrin Lair”
- Linda (Ferrin) Lair
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Prayers for family of Phyllis ”
- Bonnie Hasenwinkel
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“Sorry for your loss. I know words cannot give you the comfort you crave but we have good memories!
Love, Karen”
- Karen Taylor
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing... I always enjoy visiting with her... She was a very nice lady”
- GLENDA G Schleef
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“Pat, we know you have worried and cared for a very long time, but know too that the loss of your mother is still very deep and hurtful and that we are never really prepared to give them back to our Lord. Please know we, like so many others, will be keeping you and your loved ones in our hearts and prayers. Cherished memories and the fact that she enjoyed a long and happy life will surely be a comfort to all of you as time passes.”
- Herb and Anne Surom
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to the families of Phyllis, may she rest in peace. ”
- Duane Mummert
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“I am so sorry to hear Phyllis passed, she was one sweet lady
- Barbara June Evans
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“To the family of Phyllis Lindgren! I extend my sincere sympathies. I have so many fond memories of your Mom, her whistle and her sense of humor. I am sure she is attending a GREAT Family reunion up in Heaven! That Engdahl Clan was pretty darned special!!! Sincerely, Luci Ferrin”
- Luci Ferrin
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Phyllis was a great friend and companion to my mom while she was alive. I always got a laugh when talking to her. She will be greatly missed. ”
- Paul J Bush
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