Official Obituary of

Charlotte Lee Sandstrom Lindgren

October 26, 1942 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Charlotte Lee Sandstrom Lindgren Obituary

Charlotte Lee Sandstrom Lindgren, 81, Lifetime resident of Toivola, passed away peacefully and comfortably holding her son's hand, in the penthouse suite of Essentia Hospital Duluth.

Char was born October 26, 1942, to Olaf and Martha (Sorvari) Sandstrom in Hibbing MN.

Char attended Toivola Elementary and Toivola Meadowlands High School. 1960. Valedictorian. She also was a Dental Hygienist Graduate of the University of MN Dental Clinics, 1963., and she was a Nursing graduate of Eveleth Vo Tech in 1986….

November 1968, Char was blessed with a son, Michael.

Char married United States Naval Chief, Stanley Dennis Lindgren, on August 31, 1974 in Barbers Point Hawaii. Oct 26, 1975, Char and Dennis were blessed with the birth of their one son, Charles Alex. Charlie was an Angel sent from God to touch us for a short time. Charlie was taken to Valhalla on August 28, 1984. Dennis also had two other sons, Allen and Tom. Dennis, too, was taken at the young age of 62, June 9,1999.

January 6, 2003, Charlotte found love again and married Dr. Dale Wain, retired Superintendent and former graduate of Toivola Meadowlands High School. They met in high school and dated briefly. They Reunited and lived in Toivola, Casa Grande, Hibbing, Ft. Myers, and Meadowlands.

Char worked as a Dental Hygienist in Minneapolis, a bookkeeper on the Range, a caregiver for her son, a manager of the Toivola General store, a nurse in Buhl, Duluth, and Meadowlands. She was also CEO, Stockholder, Administrator, and DON while she was resident at The Hummingbird in Meadowlands. She runs a tight ship.

Char was a proud Toivola Finn. She was quiet and soft-spoken, as is her son and granddaughter Steph. She loved to Travel, play cards, visit with her sister, family, and friends. She was a diehard MN sports fan, swore at the Twins and the Vikings regularly in Finn, in her quiet soft-spoken voice. She argued politics with her son and cherished every moment with her grandkids and great grand kids. Casey could do no wrong. She was a member of the Toivola Lutheran Church, Kral Matha VFW Auxiliary, Toivola Township and Toivola Baseball,

Char was preceded in death by her son Charles, husband Dennis, and brother Hartley.

Char is survived by Husband Dale and her sister / best friend Barb, Hibbing MN. She is also survived by her son Michael & Julie Lindgren, Toivola, Grand Daughter Stephanie Lindgren, Eveleth, Casey & Christy Lindgren Toivola, Great Grand kids, Finn, Olivia, and Lydia. Also, Allen Lindgren, Arlee, MT and Tomas Lindgren Family, Albuquerque, NM.

Kiitos to the Sandstrom, Sorvari, Lindgren, Warnygora, Peterson, Watson, Wain, Juhl Family, and Aldrete Familia, Mexicali MX.  La familia primero. Standing ovation to the loving, caring and compassionate team at The Hummingbird. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great care you gave mom. Thank you, Steph Walters, CNP. You are a Team Captain. Thank You Meadowlands EMS, St Louis County EW Team, Dr A and the whole Essentia Team. God Bless you all.

Funeral will be held on St Urho’s day, Saturday, March 16, 2024, 11 am at the Toivola Lutheran Church. Pastor Larry Anderson will be officiating. Visitation and luncheon will be held at the Meadowlands Community Center in Meadowlands from 1-4. For the family out of state, there will be a recording of the service available Monday, March 18 on YouTube. Search Toivola Hope Lutheran Church, Toivola MN.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be her cousins, Gary Sandstrom, FL, Carol Sandstrom, WI, Sandra Sorvari, MN, Brian Beebee, GA, Linda Gale Thrall, VA and Faye Maki, MN.

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Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Toivola Lutheran Church
10672 Arkola Road
Toivola, MN 55765

Luncheon and Fellowship
March 16, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Meadowlands Community Center
7758 Western Avenue
Meadowlands, MN 55765


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