Saturday Memorial Service for Anne Lindquist

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FAIRFIELD, CT (February 27, 2006) – A Saturday afternoon memorial service will be conducted for former Covenant Executive Board member Anne Lindquist who died February 24 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Lindquist, 66, served as a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Executive Board from 2000 until 2005 and had most recently served as chair of the Communications Committee of the Executive Board.

Anne & Bob Lindquist The service will begin at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Turnpike in Fairfield, which is located about one mile from Lindquist’s home church, the Covenant Church of Easton. Covenant Pastor Craig Carlson will officiate.

She and her husband, Bob (accompanying photo), have long been recognized for their humanitarian efforts. After returning from a Sankofa Journey, Lindquist led the Covenant Church of Easton, where she attended, to participate in a recent Invitation to Racial Righteousness weekend. Lindquist would make phone calls to help organize the event, despite being in a hospital bed while receiving a chemotherapy treatment.

Another event planner and close friend, Adrienne Reedy, would ask Lindquist why she didn’t wait to get home from the hospital to make the calls. “I wanted to get it done today because I know tomorrow I’ll probably have a bad day,” Lindquist answered. Lindquist also led the establishment of a homeless shelter for families and the construction of a new community library.

She served six years on the Church Council at the Covenant Church of Easton, co-chaired the church’s Service Ministry that connects members of the congregation with opportunities for community service through organizations such as Alpha Community Services, served with Habitat for Humanity, and supported the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. To read more of her community involvement, please see the death notice published by The Connecticut Post at Anne Lindquist.

“Anne was a gentle and faithful servant of God, totally unselfish and humble,” said ECC President Glenn Palmberg when informed of her passing. “She had a servant spirit and a heart full of compassion, which led her to be involved in all kinds of ministries with persons in need. Anne was a strong person, who continued faithfully fulfilling her responsibilities as a member of the Executive Board even while she was living with cancer and its treatments. She had an incredibly strong faith and relationship with Christ, which became more and more apparent as she faced the end of life. She was highly regarded and loved by all who knew her, and she will be deeply missed.”

“Anne lived out the active, dependent, trusting and fruit-filled life of a disciple of Jesus Christ,” said Donn Engebretson, ECC executive vice president who served as Lindquist’s pastor at Easton Covenant Church from 1987-1993. “Anne is the model of the way that the living Christ can bring great transformation in this world through a person who is devoted to him. The fruit of Anne’s life is so abundant – ministries of compassion, ministries for youth, ministries of networking God’s people for accomplishing God’s heart in this world. We thank God for the ways in which we have seen Christ alive and active in our world, especially among the least and the last, through the life of Anne Lindquist.”

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Robert Craig Lindquist; four children: Ellen, Carl, Cindy and Kirsten; and three sisters, her brother and sister-in-law and their spouses.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anne Lindquist Memorial Fund in care of Alpha Community Services, 387 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, 06605; and to the Anne Lindquist Memorial Fund at the Covenant Church of Easton, 1 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT, 06612.

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