Carl Waldemar Lindholm, 93, of Oakville, WA was born Feb. 17, 1926 to Henning “Henry” and Alpha (Conn) Lindholm in Cedarville, WA. He passed away on June 16, 2019 at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia WA.
Carl enjoyed hunting, flying in his Cesna, camping, military Jeeps, playing guitar and making hunting knives. His 2 trips to Alaska were often part of his conversations as well as hunting stories. He was an NRA member and avid supporter of the 2nd amendment. Carl owned and operated Carl’s repair for over 40 years, building custom rifles and gunsmithing. He was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing the Bible. Carl married Nellie Sellers on Nov. 27, 1948 in Chehalis, WA. They purchased their home in Oakville in 1955 and resided there until their passing. They celebrated their 70th anniversary last Nov.
Carl was a great provider for his family. He worked in the woods as a scaler, ran donkey and did whatever he could at the Lankner Mill. Carl retired after 27 years from the Oakville School District where he was a custodian, bus driver, and maintenance man. The kids loved him sharing his Jaw Breaker Candies with them. Carl was a Gray’s Harbor County Reserve Deputy Sheriff for 20 years, a firefighter, EMT, and fire chief during his 35 years with the Oakville Vol. Fire Dept. Carl was the one who started the aid crew for the dept. He served many years as a city councilman and was also Mayor. Carl served in Germany and France during WWII with the 39th Infantry 9th Division.
Carl is survived by sons, Richard A (Jean) Lindholm and Steven C Lindholm; daughter, Judith Lindholm-Dahl (Brian); five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie; infant son, Carl Leroy; brothers, Richard C and Edwin E, sisters, Evelyn Abbott, Retha Austin and Lilla Obrist; granddaughter Christina Towns; and several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held at on Sat., June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakville Cemetery with Jeff Holman Officiating.
Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to GHFD #1 equipment fund or another charity of your choice.