Roselynn Lindstrom

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died June 2, 2008

Roselynn Mary Lindstrom, age 66, of 3867 14.5 Road, Escanaba, passed away Monday June 2, 2008 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Roselynn was born March 24, 1942 in Escanaba, MI to Ted and Norine (Barth) Lindstrom. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and enjoyed teaching and helping students. She began her teaching career as a student teacher in Escanaba and later she taught at the Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nevada and in the math department at the TMCC, a community college in Reno, Nevada.

Roselynn is survived by:
Daughter: Colleen (Shawn Allen) Lindstrom of Sparks, Nevada
Mother: Norine McGee of Escanaba
Sister: Nancy (Alan

2 Tributes for “Roselynn Lindstrom

    I taught at Bishop Manogue with Rose for many years in the Eighties. Even after I left we remained friends, meeting for lunch periodically, a tradition we started when we taught together. I am honored to have known Rose and was awed by her knowledge of math and dedication as a teacher. She truly touched the future. So many of her former students are in leadership positions in Reno and in the State of Nevada. I will miss her.
    Carol Stranford
    Reno, NV

    Dear Colleen and family,

    My name is Denise DeLozier Chavez. I am a former student of Ms Lindstrom. She was a wonderful teacher and a great role model. I graduated from Manogue in 1974. She was moderator of the Pep Club when I was a student and I loved working with her. I was president of that organization my senior year and she helped me become a good leader. She taught me to have confidence in my ideas and not be afraid to voice opinion. I concidered her to be an unforgetable influence in my life.

    Please accept my sincere condolences. I know that she will be missed, but God has a special place in heaven for her.

    Yours in Sorrow.

    Denise A Chavez
    Reno, NV

    We remember with gratitude Roselynn’s generosity in taking our daughter Kelley under her wing at Monogue which went beyond the subject of mathematics. We remember visiting in her home and meeting both her mother and Colleen. We lost track these past few years but wanted her family to know how much we thought of her

    Fr. Jim and Bunny Jeffery
    Reno, NV

    I was so find of “Miss Lindstrom” from Manogue and her wonderful service in Sodality. A truely wonderful woman and a huge loss to many. I send my condolences. With Love,

    Maureen Egan
    Reno, NV

    I would like to thank everyone who also touched my sister Roses’ life. She absolutely loved to teach, dedicating many hours to her students & correcting homework. She always went above and beyond for anyone who needed her.

    I am her youngest sister, who lives in Escanaba – I was very blessed to have had her back here & what wonderful fun memories we made inspite of that horrible disease.

    We buried her today – hey, she can enjoy the ultimate vacation spot & get much needed R & R.

    Thanks to all her friends here & Reno.
    God Bless you all.

    Nancy & Al ” Rick ” Gilbert
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Nancy, Colleen & Norine,

    I was sad to hear of Rose’s passing. It’s hard to lose someone as close as a sister, mother/aunt and daughter. I’m sure that Rose will be missed by those family and friends, faculty and students that knew her well.

    May you, Colleen, your Mother and Grandmother be a sorce of comfort to each other now.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. And may God give all of you his peace through these difficult days.

    Nancy Carlson
    Gladstone, MI

    I was honored to have Rose Lindstrom as my teacher at Bishop Manogue for both geometry and pre-calculus and as moderator of our Sodality group. She was the rare teacher who was always kind, always available outside of class, and always looking out for the good of her students in and out of class. I bet the number of college recommendation letters she wrote for her students numbers in the thousands and that she never said no to anyone who asked her to do so!

    She taught me and all nine of my brothers and sisters during her years at Manogue. All of us have very fond memories of her and pray that she rests in peace.

    God Bless,
    Anne Glenn Bydalek
    Reno, NV

    Hi Colleen- The Cobb family wants to send our condolences to you on the death of your mother. I have very fond memories of “Ms. Lindstrom” from my geometry classes. I also remember how dedicated she was to the Sodality group and to the National Honor Society. She really made an impression on many students and she will be greatly missed. Take care during this difficult time. Our thoughts will be with you and your family.

    Jennifer Cobb Hall
    Sacramento, CA

    Miss Lindstrom was my algebra/geometry teacher at Manogue High School (1973-1977). In addition, she ran the Sodality club and I was very involved with that. During college I worked at the Holy Child Day Home where her daughter, Colleen, attended. She helped to get my out of my shy shell when I joined her in selling craft items at home parties. We stayed in touch over these many years. Miss L., Father Chuck Durante, Lydia Bonaldi Aberasturi and I had many dinners where we would catch each other up on our activities. Miss. L was always supportive of me. I am truly appreciative and grateful for the opportunity to know her. I send my sincere condolences to her family. My thoughts and sympathies go out to you all over the miles.

    Carol Galantuomini
    Reno, MI

    I just want to say thank you for loving my Auntie. The many wonderful thoghts and memorys you share I no she was blessed to have you as students and friends. Thanks again for such wonderful words through this hard time. May God bless you.

    Escanaba, MI

    Rose Lindstrom was a very caring and generous person. She was a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed class with her as well as following her lead in Sodality. She will be missed.

    Erin Lockwood Madsen
    Las Vegas, NV

    We are very saddened to hear of Rose’s passing. We considered her one of our family members. We lived across the street from one another for over 12 years. She is also one of the main reasons my boys attened Bishop Manogue High School in Reno. We will miss her very much. She is finally free and with God. Our love and prayers go out to the family, especially Norine and Colleen.

    The DeWeese Family: Mark, Julie, Darren, Glenn and Sean
    Reno, NV

    Miss Lindstrom was a warm, caring teacher. She made Manogue the special place that it was and still is. She touched many students’ lives and will be missed.

    Dina Barry
    Reno, NV

    Dear Colleen,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mother and always admired her calm nature when dealing with students.Again both Erin and I are so sorry.Some day soon the sun will shine again. Hope to hear from you . All our love and prayers are with you.

    Caroline and Erin Flanagan
    Reno, NV

    Miss Lindstrom will be remembered as one of the best high school teachers many were lucky enough to have. She was dedicated to the Bishop Manogue family in such a way that she left a lasting impression on her students. She will be missed by many.

    Bret and Theresa Shirley – BMHS Class of 1984
    Sparks, NV

    Miss Lindstrom was a wonderful teacher. She taught me Geometry at BMCHS. She also taught Pre-Calculus. I met me wife at BMCHS. I recall that Colleen used to come to class on occasion. We graduated in 1984.

    She was a great lady, a great Catholic, and a great teacher. She will be missed, but remembered fondly.

    David and Johanna Bell
    Reno, NV

    Colleen and family,

    My heartfelt condolences go to you all on the loss of your mother. Rose was one of my closest and dearest friends from Manogue. I remember the last time I saw her, visiting with her in Sparks. I will forever cherish our lunch meetings with the Manogue ladies that we had for more than 20 years. May God bless you all and comfort you in this difficult time.

    Michele Modolo-Parks
    Reno, NV

    Miss Lindstrom was a phenomal teacher, role model and support for me throughout all four years at Manogue. I feel very lucky to have had her as a teacher, and a part of my high school experience. I imagine the impact of her work and life goes beyond what we can all appreciate. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and condolences to the family. Best- Kathleen (Bergin) Owens Manogue ’92

    Kathleen Bergin Owens
    Seattle, WA

    Miss Lindstrom was one of my favorite teachers, and became one of my favorite people, as I grew older. I am so sad to hear of her passing, and will treasure the memory of the many hours spent in her company, both in the classroom and out. There are too many memories to put here. She was truly one of the most kind and gracious people I have ever been priviledged to know.

    Lydia Thornton
    Raritan, NJ

    Rose was one of my dearest friends. I was truly blessed to have known her the last forty years. She waws a valued member of our parish family at Holy Cross. I will be honored to do her service on Thurwsday in Escanaba.

    Father George Wolf
    Sparks, NV


    We are thinking of you at this sad time.. love all your little critters at the animal shelter … and Adrienne & Becky too!! Keep your chin up..And god bless you and your family!

    Adrienne Niemi
    Escanaba, MI

    This is quite late, but thanks a million to everyone who posted these comments ~ it’s wonderful to see what an impact she had on her friends, family and students.

    You are all so right about her being a terrific role model. I’ll forever be appreciative for the way she raised me, fostering an independent & strong work ethic, with a never-give-up attitude. While (like most teens) I didn’t fully understand how important this would be to my future, I’ve grown to realize what an amazing impact her parenting has had in all aspects of my life. I go into each day feeling like there is no project I can’t tackle!

    As summer approaches, I know she will be with me in spirit every time I visit one of her favorite places – Lake Tahoe. Beach days and trips to lake-front cafes always bring back some of the brightest memories. She is missed dearly and will forever be loved.

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