Obituary: Jon H Lindquist

A good # of family & friends wanted to see or at least read the obituary for my uncle here's the copy.

Jon H. Lindquist
Bolivar - Jon H. Lindquist, 74, of 7830 State Route 417 West, passed away Thursday (Sept 5, 2013) at home following a lengthy illness. 

Born August 12, 1939, he was the son of Henry & Ellen Haines Lindquist. He married the former Susan Hall, who survives, on September 1st 1962, in Bolivar.

Jon was a graduate of the Bolivar Central School, class of 1957. From 1957 to 1962, he was employed by the former Worthington Co, Wellsville; and from 1962-1964, was employed by the former CE AirPreheater Co, in Wellsville. In 1964, Jon started his career with the Bolivar Central School in the transportation department where he was employed until 2004. From 1977-2004 he was the supervisor of transportation. In addition, Jon owned and operated Lindquist Cub Cadet Sales & Service, Bolivar, for the last 45 years. 

He attended Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, and was a life member and former cheif of the Bolivar Fire Department. He was also a life member of the Southwestern Fireman's Association. He was active in area stock car racing, at area tracks including Angelica, Olean, Smethport, and Bradford, PA. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and his beloved New York Yankees. 

Jon loved spending time with his family and was always lending a hand to those in need.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mary Ellen (Bill) Heitzenrater of Jacksonville, Fla, Kristin (Jerry) Johnson of Olean, SueAnn (Joshua) Torrey of Spencerport; 8 grandchildren; his father Henry Lindquist of Bolivar; two sisters, Nancy Lindquist of Bolivar, and Amy (George) Baker of Springtown, Texas; a brother Andy (Mary) Lindquist of Cuba, and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jon C. Lindquist in 1986; his mother Ellen Lindquist in 2002; and a sister LouAnn Lindquist in 1960.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm Sunday (9/8/13) at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc, Bolivar. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday (Sept 9, 2013) in the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee. The Rev. Clint Pearsall will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorials may be made to the Bolivar Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 460 Main Street, Bolivar NY 14715 or to Heritage Aflame Ministries, 198 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY 14715


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