Robert D. Lindholm

Robert D. Lindholm

IRON MOUNTAIN — Robert D. Lindholm, 79, of Iron Mountain, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at his camp in Ralph.

He was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Niagara, Wis, son of the late Lenard and Helen “Ellen” Lindholm. Bob graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1958 and was a lifelong resident of the area.

On July 1, 1961, he married his best friend and the love of his life, Patricia Hyland at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Bob was a member of the UBCJA Local 1510 carpenters union and was employed as a union carpenter with Champion Inc. for 20 years. He then started his own business, R.D. Lindholm Builder with his son Bob, which they operated for several years until his retirement in 2003.

Bob was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church and the Elks Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, ice-fishing and spending time at his camp and cottage. He also enjoyed spending winters in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More than anything, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family. He truly felt blessed with his children and grandchildren and bestowed his wisdom on them.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Patricia; a son, Robert J. (Betty) Lindholm of Iron Mountain; a daughter, Ann Marie (Robert) Rahoi of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Thomas (Renee) Lindholm of Quinnesec, Eric Lindholm of Mendota Heights, Minn., David Rahoi of Washington DC and Whitney Rahoi (fiancée Ryan) of Pittsburgh; two great-grandchildren, Caterina and Elijah; three brothers, Leonard Lindholm of Kingsford, Roger (Kathy) Lindholm of Kingsford and Neil (Terry) Lindholm of Port Edwards, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister; Joan Snowdon and his godson, David Linn.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate.

Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Bob Lindholm online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.