Former Wayland School Board member dies at 75

Francis G. Lindgren, age 75 of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Jan. 20, after a long illness.

Francis retired, after 30 years, from Spartan Stores, Inc. in Grand Rapids and went on after retirement to work for Nextel Corp. and G.O.D.C. in Wayland. A 1965 graduate of Wayland High School, he was a former member of the Wayland Board of Education.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betsy Lindgren; children Lori Eyer and Matthew (Amy) Lindgren; grandchildren Chase Eyer and Mackenzie, Brielle, Crue, and Ciera Lindgren; siblings Tom Lindgren, Joyce (Sam) Raymer, Bob (Judy) Lindgren, Dale Lindgren, and Larry Lindgren; in-laws Jan (Sonny) Frazier, Sue (Deane) Brunson, and Dan Buerge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Lindgren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals. 

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