In loving memory of Elizabeth Lindberg: 1919-2022


Elizabeth Lindberg was born March 3, 1919 in Astoria, Oregon, the fifth of nine children born to John and Anna Ek. She died on February 5, 2022, at the age of 102, in Battle Ground, Washington, after gradually losing her health.

Elizabeth grew up in Mist, Oregon until she was 15. Although facing many adversities, the children were nurtured with love and taught living Christianity from an early age. It was a joy when they moved to Portland in 1934, as they could attend services and visit other Christians in the Brush Prairie area at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. That year, she and her brother, Leonard, attended Confirmation School, the valuable teachings leaving lifelong memories and strengthening their faith.

Elizabeth graduated from high school in Portland. In 1938, she married Lee Tombleson. They had two children: Anna Louise and Kenneth Leroy. She later married Sven Lindberg, in 1953, who died 10 years later. She trained as a nurse and worked in healthcare for the rest of her life. Elizabeth helped raise many adopted children and stepchildren. Her kind heart and sacrifice touched many lives.

Surviving Elizabeth is her son Ken Lindberg; Anne’s children, Jill, Dave and Mike Schindler; and Ken’s children, Tracy, Tammy, Michael, Kelly, Jacob, Rita and Donald; and her daughter-in-law Becky Lindberg.

She was predeceased by her daughter Anne Schindler, her parents and all of her siblings Ellen, Gertrude, Anne, Rachael, Leonard, Walter, Ruth and Louise.

Elizabeth’s funeral was held on February 11, 2022 at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Brush Prairie, with incarceration in Elim Cemetery.


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