Norman E. Lindholm, age 87, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on February 28, 2023 at Avita Health in Ontario surrounded by family. He was born on August 17, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Ernest and Nora (Borror) Lindholm.
After graduating Asbury College in Kentucky and SMU in Dallas Texas, Norm pastored in Goddard, Kansas and LaRue, Ohio, before coming to Willard to open the LK restaurant in 1968.
He was the former owner of Lindy’s Dairy Land in downtown Willard and Hallmark Expressions, working at Missler’s IGA in his retirement years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and served the church for many years. He was also a former member of the Willard Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.
An avid cyclist, walker and traveler, he never was still for long, biking through the rural roads of Huron County, walking the streets of Willard and traveling the US and the world with his late wife, Lou.
He is survived by his children; Teresa Damiani of Hinckley, Ohio, Denise Gallion (Erik) of Berlin, Ohio and Tim Lindholm (Brenda) of Spring, Texas, grandchildren; Alex Kimble of Indianapolis, Indiana, Marcy Bowen of Orville, Ohio, Ethan Lindholm of Spring, Texas and great granddaughters; Skylar and Alexas of Orville, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Norman is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Luella “Lou” Lindholm who passed away on June 9, 2018; and his seven siblings, Alfred Lindholm, John Lindholm, Howard Lindholm, Leonard Lindholm, Lindy Hurd, Anne Severns and Chuck Lindholm.
Family and friends can gather on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. An additional calling hour will also be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 108 Maple Street, Willard. The funeral service will immediately follow beginning at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or WHS Boosters for Athletics, Academics & Music, c/o Secor Funeral Home, 202 West Maple Street, Willard, Ohio 44890. Condolences can be made to Norman’s family on line by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth Maldonado - Mar 14, 2023
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you peace and comfort all the days ahead . ❤️🙏🏽
Crystal Fabela-Escalera - Mar 14, 2023
I’m so sorry for your loss. Norm gave me my first “real” job at Lindsey’s . Anytime I would see him in town he would stop and see what my goals were and if I was achieving them. Such a great man. He will be missed.
Pamela (Magers) Awwiller - Mar 14, 2023
I was so sorry to hear of Norms passing. Many find memories growing up of him and Lou at Grace, Lindys and Hallmark! Lots of trips just down the block from mom and dad's growing up. My parents had nothing but wonderful things to say about the Lindholm family. They're all together in heaven, talkin' 'bout the good ole days....I'm sure! Our sincerest condolences.
Donna Kousma - Mar 13, 2023
Norm was such a kind soul. I enjoyed getting a warm smile or wave. I life well lived. 💕🙏🏻
Jackie Williams - Mar 12, 2023
Oh I am so very sorry for your loss. Norm was such a sweet wonderful man. Worked with him for years at IGA, then cleaned his house. He was loved by many people.
Justin Estill - Mar 11, 2023
Denise, Marcy, Sky, Lexi, Teresa, and all. So very sorry for your loss. The kids and I will be thinking of you all.
Carol Hafner Niedermeier - Mar 11, 2023
To Mr. Lindholm's family: My condolences on the loss of your father. He was such a friendly man, always the nicest smile and a kind word whenever I ran into him.
Carol Hostetler - Mar 7, 2023
Norm never knew a stranger and always had a smile and a "Hello" Blessing to his family.
Loretta Majoy - Mar 7, 2023
My deepest condolences for Norm's family...I have known this sweet man for several years and will miss him very much.
Wendy Ayres Daniel - Mar 7, 2023
Teresa, Denise, Tim and families, so many memories when I think of Norm and Lou. Lindy's, Calico Crafts, Hallmark, Church, and Sunday School Class.... I think I may have even babysat a time or two for you kids. Such a kind man who will be missed by many. Sending caring thoughts and prayers that memories will be a comfort to all of you.
Jim and Marlene Henry - Mar 7, 2023
We will always remember Lou and Norm as a wonderful loving couple. I never saw him without a friendly greeting and of course, his great smile. He will be missed by all who knew him in Willard. We extend our sympathy to each of you, his children.
Linda Cline - Mar 6, 2023
Teresa, Denise and Eric, I don't believe I have an address for any of you any more but wanted to send my sincerest sympathy to you on the death of your father. You know how much I loved him and your mother and will miss their kindness and goodness.
Rick Reed - Mar 6, 2023
Sorry to hear about Norm passing away. Norm was always kind soul, and we had some great conversations in past years. A true community leader and just a nice guy. Prayers to the family.
Jeff Danhoff - Mar 5, 2023
Sorry to hear of Norms passing. He was a man of god and gentleman.
Bob Ayres - Mar 4, 2023
It was certainly sad to hear the news of Norm’s passing. Having sat next to him and talked with him this past Sunday afternoon, it was a shock to learn about this. Kind thoughts and prayers are going out for Norm and for his family. May God provide strength and comfort for the difficult days ahead, and fond memories for the years to come.
Nancy Tackett - Mar 3, 2023
Theresa, Denise, and Tim, Mary T. shared the sad news of your loss, last evening. You all are in my heart as you say goodbye to your sweet father, Norm. It just seems like yesterday we were hanging out at Lindy's and chatting with your mom and dad. Big hugs. May all the happy memories carry you through. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeanne Umphress - Mar 3, 2023
So sorry to hear of Norm's passing. Such a vibrant and well loved man will be missed.
Karl Pfaff - Mar 3, 2023
Norm always saw the bright side of life. When my wife passed away ,he wrote me the best letter I have ever received. I will miss his smile and his positivity. Karl Pfaff Grace UMC.
Lance and Cyndi Allcott - Mar 3, 2023
Our deepest sympathies to Norm’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Norm was an amazing man and excellent husband, father and grandfather. We love to hear all the stories our brother in law Tim and our Nephew Ethan tell us about Norm. Their faces light up with the biggest smiles I have ever seen! A faithful man, a strong man and a godly man. What an awesome heritage he left to his family. We look forward to seeing you in heaven. Love to the family, Lance and Cyndi Allcott (Tim’s Brother and Sister-in-Law and in Christ)
Susan Holmes Wiles Hellinger - Mar 3, 2023
Mr and Mrs Lindholm are an important part of Willard history. They dedicated their lives to their faith, family and the betterment of the Willard community. Always pleasant and kind. Their absence will be felt.
Linda Corbin - Mar 3, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss I meet him. through my sister Pedy prayers to
Peggy Holbrook - Mar 2, 2023
Prayers for all the family.. Loved hearing him talk of his many trips when he came for his Taxes.. Norm was a very nice guy..So glad I got to know him...
Yvonne Kearney - Mar 2, 2023
Theresa, Denise & Tim, your dad was a wonderful friend to me & my family. I saw him at the Norwalk Rec center a month or so ago. We had a great conversation! I'm so sorry to hear of his passing, but I know where he went. Praise Jesus!
Janene Reiderman - Mar 2, 2023
What a wonderful man Norm was. He hired me to work at Lindy's my freshman year of high school. The best summers of my life were in that dairy stand. His has impacted so many lives, in Willard. He will be remembered for many years to come. Rest in Peace Norm.
Linda Veletean - Mar 2, 2023
To Norms family you all have my deepest sympathy. He was such a pleasant man to be around and would stop at our home several times just to talk if we were outside. I’m sure he’s delighted to be with the love of his life because Lou was his life. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Newman & Darlene King - Mar 2, 2023
Norm was the nicest, kindest fellow you would want to know. Never heard an unkind word of him. He will be missed. Prayers to all the family. R.I.P.
Jeff and Linda Adams - Mar 2, 2023
So sorry to hear about Norm, he was great person, your in are Prayers. 🙏❤
Denis & Roberta Rapp - Mar 2, 2023
We are so sorry to hear about Norm. We always enjoyed seeing and talking to him. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. May GOD give you comfort. GOD BLESS.
Theresa Carter - Mar 2, 2023
I'm so sorry for your loss. Norm was a wonderful man, and I loved his wise, quiet presence in church and studies. He will be missed. missed.
Roger and Mary Harmon - Mar 2, 2023
So very sad to hear about Norm, he was such a nice man and I don believe he ever met a stranger he didn't like. Our son worked at Lindy's and many crafts were done with Lou. Prayers to his family.