Loving husband, father, brother and friend, S. Mylo Lindgren of Seattle, Wash., died peacefully on March 25, 2013.
He was born in Minot on June 14, 1919, to Swan Magnus Lindgren and Mabel Claudiana Johnson Lindgren, where he was one of seven children. Mylo graduated from Minot Senior High School in 1937.
He worked for the Civil Service in Washington, D.C., before entering the Army at the outbreak of World War II. He served at Camp Wheeler, Ga., for three years, then attended Signal Corps OCS and was assigned as a second lieutenant to the Signal Training Center at Camp Crowder, Mo. He was discharged with the rank of first lieutenant.
In the fall of 1945, Mylo was home on leave to go pheasant hunting and he met the love of his life, Jean D. Boden. They were married on Sept. 8, 1946, and moved to Seattle, where they each attended the University of Washington. Mylo graduated in 1947 with an accounting degree, became a CPA in 1948 and joined Boeing Co. as an internal auditor. Later he set up the Boeing corporate tax office. He remained a tax executive until retirement in 1981.
Mylo's interests and activities included: serving as president of the Boeing Employees Credit Union; president of the Certified Public Accountants Toastmasters organization; president of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and president of the Wedgwood Community Club. Mylo was active in local politics and served as a delegate to various King County and Washington GOP conventions.
Mylo is survived by: his sister, Doris Mae Bailey; his daughters, Nancy (Charlie) Hartness and Laurie (Rob) Duyker; son, John Lindgren; daughters, Sara (Ty) Graham and Katie (Ron) Robertson; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mylo was preceded in death by his five sisters; his wife, Jean; and one granddaughter.
Mylo will be remembered for his love of family, enthusiasm for bridge, music, gardening, woodworking, photography, various collections and his mastery of making fruit leather and applesauce. We miss him.
Memorial gifts: May be sent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in honor of Jean Boden Lindgren and Karina Jean Robertson. People are invited to view photos and sign the online memorial book at (www.evergreen-washelli.com).
Graveside service: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 10 a.m., at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign the register on Wednesday, May 15, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
A memorial service was held May 8, 2013, at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Seattle.
(Local arrangements by Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot)