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Gerald E. LindquistMarch 7, 1925 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 92)
Gerald E. Lindquist, 92, of Grand Rapids, passed away on April 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; two daughters, Nancy (Eugene) Liedel and Susan Lindquist; step-daughter, Cynthia (Donald) Brown; step-son, Paul Williamson and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Constance and his parents.
Gerald graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1943, attended Kenyon College, and graduated from the actuarial mathematics program at the University of Michigan. He had been the Actuary of the Michigan Insurance Department; Actuary and Benefits Manager for United Airlines; Executive Vice President of a life insurance company; and senior consultant for three national benefits firms.
Gerald had long been interested in the preservation of the Lake Michigan dunes and shorelands. With his late wife, Constance, and the Late Harold Hartger, the trio donated 60 acres on the North Shore of Grand Haven to the Nature Conservancy, which dunelands later became the Kitchel/Lindquist/Hartger Dunes Preserve.
He was a life member of the Nature Conservancy, the second chairman of the Lake Michigan Federation, and a chairman of the Michigan Shorelands Advisory Council. He had been a longtime member of the Racquet Club of Chicago and the university Club of Grand Rapids.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday April 18th at 1pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1025 Three Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, with Father Michael Fedewa officiating. The family will greet friends on Monday from 4 to 6pm at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday from 12 to 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the Kitchel/Lindquist/Hartger Dunes Preservation Fund, 1 South Harbor Dr. Grand Haven, MI 49417.