R. Brent Lindholm, 79
R. “Brent” Lindholm, 79, of Blackfoot, peacefully passed away Nov. 9, 2013, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls.
Brent was born January 11, 1934, in Iona to Ross Lindholm and Reva Jenkins Lindholm. He grew up and attended schools in Iona and graduated from Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls.
On Oct. 21, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Verla Field, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They made their home in Osgood, Wapello, and Blackfoot. To this union were born five children, Kirk, Paul, Terri, Jean, and Marie. Brent worked as a truck driver, hauling gas, grain, sugar beets, and potatoes. He also worked in construction. Verla passed away Aug. 15, 1996.
Brent was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and handed out service folders at church. He enjoyed reading, playing sports, leather tooling, aircraft, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Brent always said, “Every day is a good day. Some days are just a little better than others.”
Brent is survived by sons Kirk (Nancy) Lindholm and Paul (Patti) Lindholm, both of of Blackfoot; and daughters Terri Lindholm of Blackfoot, Jean (Perry) Petersen of Sacramento, Calif.; and Marie (Brock) VanOrden of Idaho Falls; sisters Elaine (J. D.) Ritchie of Rigby; LaRue (Ralph) Jones of Alexander City, Ala.; Annie (Michael) Wiederstein of Tulsa, Okla.; 16 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildrenHe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Verla, and a brother, Neal Lindholm.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Blackfoot LDS Rose 3rd Ward, 403 North 150 West, Blackfoot. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday prior to the services, both at the church. Burial will be in the Blackfoot-Groveland Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.