Roger D. Lindberg
Former EGF Business Man Dies in Australia Roger D. Lindberg, former farmer and local businessman, died at Margaret River, West Australia. He passed away on September 4 at the age of 84 years at a nursing facility near his home farm on the Blackwood River near Augusta, West Australia.
Roger and his family moved to Australia in 1968 where he purchased undeveloped land and began a cow-calf operation and later added a blue gum tree plantation.
He was born at Thief River Falls, Minnesota on February 4, 1935, son of Edgar R. and Alice (Amundson) Lindberg and grew to manhood on his grandfather’s farm (Christian Amundson farm north of East Grand Forks). He attended rural school District 152, was baptized and confirmed at the Grand Marais Lutheran Church (Bethany), and graduated from East Grand Forks Central High School in 1952. Roger attended the universities of North Dakota, Colorado and graduated from the University of Minnesota where he majored in agricultural business. He was also an outstanding gymnast and competed at the NCAA level.
Roger was an enterprising entrepreneur, having begun the Listen and Learn Record Company in 1956 while still at the University. Then, while engaged in farming operations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Arizona, he started the Lindberg Potato Company in 1962, and after moving to Australia in 1968, he founded the Lindberg Cattle Company on his 8,000 acre station near Augusta, West Australia.
He married Louella Quammen at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul Minnesota in 1959. They became the parents of four children – Gary, Susan, David, and Steven. In the course of time they were gifted with 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Lindberg was a committed Christian and was very involved in his Church. He served in many capacities, including worship leader and lay preacher.
A celebration of Roger’s life was led by Pastor Paul Prentis, his sons Gary and Steven, his brother, Rev. Dr. Duane Lindberg, and his children and grandchildren. His body is buried at the Karridale Cemetery near his farm on the Blackwood River, West Australia.