Virgil Raymond Lindberg, age 86 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
Born May 19, 1926 on a farm near Bucklin, Missouri, he was the son of Hjalmar A. and Inez A. (Thiele) Lindberg. On July 20, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri, he married Eula M. Duffield who preceded him in death in 1996.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Cecil Lindberg; and three sisters, Ruby Brown, Alice Belfield, and Esther Francisco.
Surviving are three sisters, Evelyn Falls of La Plata, Missouri, Pearl Miller of Bucklin, Missouri, and Eva Mae Switzer of California, Missouri; one brother, Hjalmar Lindberg of Albia, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Virgil was a graduate of Bucklin High School. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years. While living in Ft. Madison, Iowa he was an active member and a long time R.A. leader of the Ft. Madison Baptist Church. Virgil moved to La Plata, Missouri in 2001. He was a member of Friends For La Plata Preservation and the First Baptist Church where he had served as deacon.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor David Gottman. Organist will be Josephine Lindberg. Musical selections will be “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross”
Entombment will be in the Community Mausoleum in La Plata, Missouri. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Jack Falls, Kenny Falls, Gary Belfield, Birney Belfield, Leroy Miller, Brian Lindberg, Dr. Bruce Lindberg, Dr. Brent Lindberg, and Richard Burns.
Visitation will be Friday, November 16, 2012 with the family receiving friends from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Travis Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of La Plata, Missouri or to the Community Mausoleum of La Plata, Missouri. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549