Note: Salem Special, Salem, SD January 16, 1997 Funeral services for Maurice A. Lindbloom were held January 13, 1997 in the Canistota United Church, Canistota, SD. Burial was in the Canistota Cemetery. Rev. Roy Caudill officiated at the service. Military rites were provided by the Canistota merican Legion. Pallbearers were Mark Zerfas, Todd Magnuson, Chris Feterl, Marshal Fueston, Jozie Lindbloom, Tony Sandner, Lisa Zerfas, Amy Olinger, Michele Magnuson, Mary Beth Feterl, Kimberly Fueston, Sadina Sandner, and Julia Lindbloom. Maurice A. Lindbloom was born May 11, 1912 in Nekoma, Illinois, to Charles Arthur and Celia (Carlson) Lindbloom. When he was two he moved with his family to the Canistota, SD area. He grew up and attended country school there. He was married to Mildred Reeter at Canistota on September 29, 1935. He served 4 years of active duty with the US Army during W.W.II. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and served on the front line in Germany, Belgium, Sicily, and other countries. He received the American Theatre Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star. He received his honorable discharge on February 1, 1946. Following his discharge he attended and graduated from Sioux City Barber College and began barbering in Canistota on January 1, 1947. He continued until November 9, 1996 when ill health forced him to retire after 50 years. His wife died August 17, 1989. Maurice was an active member of the Canistota American Legion Post for over 50 years, was a past commander and had served in various other offices. He had served as the president of the Canistota Cemetery Association and for many years was the caretaker and sexton. He was a past Mayor and city council member in Canistota, was a member of the United Church of Canistota, the Lions Club and the Canistota Businessman's Association. He passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 1997 in the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls. He had reached the age of 84 years, 7 months and 26 days. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mary Ann and her husband Lee Feterl of Salem, SD; Marlys and her husband Harlan Domeyer of Canistota, SD; one son, Marty and his wife Renae Lindbloom of Canistota, SD; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Lorraine and husband Revere Monroe of Scottsdale, Arizona; Fern Steinhoff of Canistota, SD; Geraldine and husband Bob Gable of Gardnerville, Nevada; many friends and loyal customers; and a special friend, Tony Sandner. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mildred, 2 brothers, Clarence and Floyd and one sister Lenore Janisch.
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