Marilyn  Lindgren
Marilyn Lindgren

December 9, 1925 - October 31, 2022
Born in Aplington, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Marilyn L. Lindgren, 96, of West Des Moines, passed away peacefully October 31, 2022, surrounded by family.

Memorial Services will be held Monday, November 28, 2022, at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2900 49th Street, Des Moines. The family will greet friends at 10:30 a.m. until the service begins at 11:30 a.m., with a luncheon following. A private interment will be at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Marilyn was born December 9, 1925, in Aplington, Iowa, the daughter of C. Robert and Mildred (Gerhardt) Stockdale.

After graduating from Aplington High School, she was enrolled at Iowa State University, where she earned a BA in Education. While at a school dance, she met a charming Architectural Engineering student named Arthur. Marilyn and Arthur were married in 1948 and shared 62 loving years together.

She took her first teaching position at a school in St. Mary’s, Iowa, and later taught home economics at Weeks Junior High in Des Moines, until her retirement in 1987.

Marilyn and Arthur were active members of Immanuel United Methodist Church, thoroughly enjoyed traveling and took various missionary trips with their church. Marilyn attended Herb Club and Women’s Club, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Marilyn is survived by her children Eric (Cari) Lindgren, and Laurie (Steve) Navin; grandchildren Alina, Lindsay, Dustin, Jenna, Katie, Mallory, Jessica, Becky and Zackery, and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur; her parents; her brothers Robert, Eugene and Ronald.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank her many friends and caregivers at Edgewater.





Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900-49th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, November 28, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900-49th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, November 28, 2022
11:30 AM


Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900 49th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310