Long-time Osseo Lion to lead this year’s Osseo Lions Roar Parade!
Lion Larry Lindquist has been very active in every aspect of the Lions for his 37 (and counting) years of membership. He is always happy to volunteer at events and has served in more roles than you can count within the Osseo Lions Club, the District, and Lions International as a whole! He has served in these roles with grace, thoroughness, humility, and impact.
Lion Larry received an International Leadership Medal in 2010, went into the (MD5M) Lions Hall of Fame in 2018, and is a Melvin Jones Fellowship Recipient and a Helen Keller Award Recipient.
Lindquist embodies what “giving back” and serving as a Lion should be! He is one of those people who is not only willing to be involved and help but is so welcoming and kind you have no hesitation in asking him to do so. Serving as the Osseo Lions Club’s Secretary for many years, he has seen countless new Presidents through their term(s) and helped them – from running meetings to providing Club history to explaining best practices, etc. While the Lions are so grateful for the time and energy he puts into volunteering at our various events, he truly stands out as an extraordinary Lion because of his eagerness and willingness to respond to the needs and questions of his fellow Lions and to serve the community as a whole.
In his personal life, Lindquist married the love of his life, Rosella, in 1960. They were blessed with 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
He worked at Eaton Corporation in Eden Prairie for 28 years, retiring in 1996 as Materials Manager. Along with volunteering with the Lions, Lindquist is active at his church, serving on various committees and councils. Outside of his volunteer efforts, Lindquist enjoys fishing when he can and feels fortunate to have been added to a group of 6 men who fished for over 25 years in the Border Waters in Northern Minnesota. 3 guys named Jim and 3 named Larry!
When asked to be Grand Marshal, Lindquist said, “I’m honored to have been selected as Grand Marshal. I have found that volunteering is such a rewarding experience. You will find that you reap a greater award, personally, than the people you help. And, through it, I have been so fortunate to have made so many great friends that have become like family.”
Lindquist is like family to many as well, and the Lions are proud to have him as this year’s parade Grand Marshal!