US Marine Corps

Charles Lindberg

July 17, 1930 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 90)

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Charles W. Lindberg of Poplar Bluff passed away at the age of 90 on January 16, 2021 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Charles was born July 17, 1930 in Craig, Nebraska to Walfrid and Berniece Lindberg.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Kirkley) Lindberg, whom he married April 17, 1982.  Survived by a son William (Heidi) Lindberg of South Carolina, one daughter: Kristen (Daron) Lazalier, three grandchildren:  Amanda of California, Charley (Allyson) Lindberg of Cape Girardeau, Brandy (Brandon) Simmons of Mascouthah, IL, two step-grandchildren: George and Katina of California, and several great and great-great grandchildren 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son: John Charles and wife Debra Lindberg, a brother: John Byron and wife Lois Lindberg, and a sister: Bonnie and husband E.C. Brown.

He joined the Marines Nov. 18, 1947 and retired Dec. 31, 1967.  He then served 10 years in the reserves. 

He went to work for the McDonald’s Corp. working his way up from crew member to management positions and other positions in the corporation until buying his own McDonald’s. 

He came to Poplar Bluff in 1978 to build the McDonalds Restaurant that everyone said was too far out of town at that time.  He retired from McDonald’s in 1989.  Then he went back to work at the Turkey Trot Lounge and later the Strawberry Hill Antiques until retiring again in 1999.

He enjoyed his retirement the last 20 years by being outside planting all kinds of bushes, trees and roses.  He enjoyed selling Hot Wheels and going to the sale barn.  He was always happy and had a good outlook on life.  He always said every day in Southeast Missouri is a good day, some better than others, even when two trees fell on him and his truck on W Hwy. 

Due to the circumstances of COVID, there will be a graveside service and viewing only.  This will take place Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11AM at Kinsey Cemetery off V Hwy near Harviell, MO  There will be full military rites.  There will be no minister present but the family asks anyone there to share some memories to honor Charles’ life. 

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to charity of your choice. 

The family does request masks be worn.   Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff is in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
January 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home
844 Cedar St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


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