Evert Oscar “Ev” Lindgren Jr., born July 20, 1936 to Shirley Lindgren (Warner) and Evert O. Lindgren in Springfield, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 13th at Baystate Medical Center due to complications from the Covid 19 virus. He resided for over 50 years in East Longmeadow until moving to the Loomis Lakeside Community at Reeds Landing in Springfield. Evert graduated from Tech Class of 1954 and Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering 1959 with an MS degree and was involved with the local Dartmouth Club for many years. He married Lucinda “Sam” Hodskins in 1962. Evert put his mechanical engineering skills to work at Alderman MacNeish until he opened his own business Lindgren and Tiboni and the founded Lindgren Associates, LLC in 1982. Lindgren Associates eventually became Lindgren and Sharples, P.C. Consulting Engineers in Springfield, MA. Ev could often be found late at night walking throughout the communities and completing street light studies in numerous Massachusetts towns. Evert was a member of The First Congregational Church in E.L. and served as Head Usher and Chair of minister search committees for many years. He found a wonderful sense of community in his congregation and formed lifelong friendships as a result. Evert also served the town of East Longmeadow over the years including the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission as well as serving as a Rotarian and Jaycee. He joined Brownstone Gardens Board of Directors in 1984 and served in that capacity for 36 years. Ev was a valued member of the Brownstone board due to his construction and engineering expertise and his family was happy to hear how much the board valued his opinion. Evert loved fast cars and in his early years had a beloved Porsche which he sold for Sam’s engagement ring. In his later years he found the joy of “racing” (finally off the local streets) his Audi A4 with the Audi Club of North America, Northeast at their performance driving events. Ev had the absolute elation of timing himself and perfecting his skills at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen and Mont-Tremblant. He eventually became an instructor for the Audi Club and loved sharing what he has learned. Evert was predeceased by his wife Lucinda “Sam” Lindgren of Longmeadow in 1986 and leaves his two “darling” daughters, Erika Lindgren of Waverly, Iowa, and Kirsten Lindgren of Holyoke; his sister, Susan W. Lindgren of East Longmeadow; and his longtime loving girlfriend, Irene Cross of Somers, CT. He also leaves his brother-in-law, Richard Hodskins of South Portland, ME; his niece, Kimberley Hodskins Long of Biddeford, ME; and Kim’s mother, Terry Fullam of Alfred, ME. He also leaves his beloved Brookhaven friends, too many to name here, but you know who you are, and his Loomis Community of friends and caregivers, most notably Janet, Bob and Dr. Nick. Ev loved sharing conversations and newspapers with this group and attending the men’s breakfasts on Friday mornings. He will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in East Longmeadow on Thursday May 21, 2020 at 1pm. Guidelines in MA prohibit more than 10 people at the graveside ceremony, but it is a reasonably large cemetery if respects wanted to be paid at a very safe distance with proper protective equipment. Due to the Corona Virus outbreak remembrance events will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to plant a dedicated tree and landscaping at Brownstone Gardens in the future. The Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center of Springfield is honored to be handling his arrangements.
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