Merrinell Lindstedt died March 8. She was 79.

Mrs. Lindstedt was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Yankton, S.D., to Robert and Christie Merrigan. She graduated from Vernon Grade School in 1947 and from Jefferson High School in 1951. After graduation, she worked for Pacific NW Bell. She married Norman in 1951, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2009.  She is survived by brothers, Larry and Rob Merrigan; sons, Brad (Kim), Eric (Lisa); daughters, Norvella Koelling, Judy Burlingame (Brett), Kristi Donahue (Mac), Sally Sheffield; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Polish Church.