Christopher C. Lindquist

Christopher C. Lindquist, 57, of Hettinger, ND passed away at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger on Sunday, February 15, 2015.


Christopher C. Lindquist, 57, of Hettinger, ND passed away at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger on Sunday, February 15, 2015.

The Celebration and Remembrance of his life will be Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hettinger Lutheran Church.  Rev. Kathleen Dettmann will officiate.  Visitation will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Gathering of Friends and Family at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger, ND.

Christopher C. Lindquist was born on December 13, 1957 in Hettinger, North Dakota to Wilfred and Ava (Carter) Lindquist.  He was a baptized and confirmed member of the Hettinger Lutheran Church.  He attended grade school and high school at Hettinger, ND, graduating in 1977.  During high school he was involved in many activities, including football and wrestling.  After many years of hard work and determination, he achieved his goal of winning the State Heavyweight Wrestling Championship at the North Dakota Class B Tournament his Senior year.

To further his education, Chris attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  Upon completion of his studies in business management – upholstery, he worked in Regent, ND with Chuck’s Upholstery, customizing vans.  In 1980 he started his own business, C.C. Upholstery, in his home town of Hettinger.  In 1983, Chris began working as a Deputy Sheriff for Adams County which he continued for three years until he returned to his upholstery business.  He continued operating his business until 2014, when due to health circumstances he was unable.  Chris was a talented upholsterer, and many times he would sew his business card inside a piece of furniture to “sign” his work.

From a very early age, Chris spent many of his summers working for his brothers at Air Dakota Flite.  He did ground crop spraying a few years, and up until just recent years he worked as their chemical man, loading the airplanes with fuel and chemicals for their aerial crop spraying business.

Chris loved motorcycles.  He was especially proud of his Harley Davidson.  While working in Regent, he was a member of the Road Rangers Motorcycle Club.  He spoke fondly of his friends and the rides they went on and was overjoyed when some of the original members along with newer members came to visit him at his shop during the summer of 2014.

Shortly after Chris started his business in Hettinger, he became a volunteer member of the Hettinger Fire Department.  He was a member of this organization for many years.

In December, 1982, Chris was united in marriage to Terri Braaten at the Hettinger Lutheran Church.  Chris and Terri made their home in Hettinger and began their life together in a marriage that would last over 32 years.  They were blessed with two daughters, Ginger and Jodi.  Chris was a wonderful husband and father who was active in caring for his children.  As a self-employed business owner, Chris was able to dedicate much of his time to his girls.  He was their personal “chauffeur”, giving them daily rides to and from school, piano lessons, tae kwon do, swimming lessons, friends’ houses, etc.  These are great memories they will always cherish.  His daughters’ education was important to him.  He would tell them, “I don’t care what you get a college degree in.  It can be “Advanced Pencil Sharpening”, but you will get a degree”.  Ginger graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Jodi received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree.  He was extremely proud of his girls.

Chris was an avid hunter.  He enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting.  Pheasant hunting was especially entertaining for him as he always enjoyed watching his dogs search for birds.  Chris will be remembered for his love of animals and his many hunting dogs.  In later years he had a special bond with his cat, Buddy.

Chris was loved by his family and numerous friends and will be missed forever.

Keeping him in their fondest memories are his wife, Terri Lindquist of Hettinger, ND; two daughters, Ginger (Chris) Dragoo and Jodi Lindquist of Hettinger, ND; two granddaughters:  Layla and Madison Dragoo; three brothers¸Jay B. (Carol) Lindquist, Carter (Sue) Lindquist, Charles (Diana) Lindquist, all of Hettinger; two sisters, Margaret (Jerry) Pederson of Mesa, AZ and Susan (Clarence) Archibald of Hettinger; mother-in-law, Hazel Braaten of Hettinger, ND; three sisters-in-law, Paulette (Jerry) Deibert of Bowman, ND, Dava (Dennis) Rustan of New England, ND, Roxanne Snow and fiancé Brian Acers of Brookings, SD; two brothers-in-law, Wade (Lisa) Braaten of Leavenworth, KS and Kyle Braaten of Dickinson, ND and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Lindquist; mother and step-father, Ava and Gordon Hersrud; and father-in-law, Alvin Braaten.

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