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Cheryl "Charlie" Diane Lindgren
March 29, 1948 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Cheryl “Charlie” Diane Lindgren of Caputa SD, passed away on Wednesday November 29, 2023.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday December 16, 2023, from 11AM to 3PM, at the New Underwood
Charlie was born to Carol and Selma (Thompson) Galbreth on March 29, 1948, and was the
youngest of three siblings. While growing up on a ranch just south of Reeder, ND they attended a
country school which was not too far from the ranch where Selma was the teacher. Charlie graduated
high school from Hettinger, ND in 1966. After graduation her adventures began. Horses often brought her soul a sense of peace and belonging – Charlie moved to CA and worked the stables at a show
After coming back to the Dakota’s, she met Steve in November of 1981 – it was love at first sight and she knew it. So, she tracked him down in Moorehead, MN. After a short engagement, they were married on May 25, 1982. She came into the marriage with her son Rob, and the following spring their daughter Lacey was born. Two years later they welcomed their son Seth.
Charlie’s life was filled with unexpected challenges – but one thing was for certain – Charlie’s will power and perseverance to overcome life’s obstacles with a smile on her face. In 1989, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer – with the love and support of her family she overcame the battle with cancer. A short while later, she lost her left arm in a workplace accident. But even with an extended stay at the hospital – she did not slow down and was often spotted helping encourage other patients in their own recovery. This is when she found she had a powerful gift of helping others and she later went on to become a beloved Counselor.
In 1992, Charlie and her family moved to the Black Hills Wild Game Ranch in Farmingdale, SD. Charlie worked hard to make the house a home and it was during this time at the Ranch that Charlie began her education to become a Counselor. In 1997 the family moved to Halstad, MN so Charlie could obtain her bachelor’s degree, her master’s degree followed in 2001. After graduation, Charlie moved to Douglas, WY to begin her career. She eventually moved her practice back to South Dakota. While Charlie particularly enjoyed working with our Military, she also helped those in marriages and trauma.
Charlie enjoyed living life to the fullest and this meant building a fantastic life with Steve. One of her greatest accomplishments was her family. Often found together on weekends filled with laughter and food. She enjoyed new adventures, seeing and learning new things. Watching her grandkids activities brought joy to her heart, she could often be spotted in the stands cheering them on. To know Charlie was to love her. She touched every life that crossed her path, never knew a stranger and was the most selfless individual – often giving more love than expected. Charlie was truly the gift that kept on giving. Her family could not be more proud of the legacy that she has left behind, knowing the lives that she helped heal, save and extend – she will live on.
Charlie is survived by her loving husband, Steve Lindgren of Caputa; her children Lacey (Kerry)
and their children Savie and Cruz Slaba of Box Elder; Seth (Jackie) Lindgren of Piedmont; Sibling : William
(Colleen) Galbreth of Hettinger; Father and Mother-in-Law Richard and Rose Lindgren of Moorhead; her
beloved toy aussie, Pete; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents CG (Pat) and Selma Galbreth; Brother Tom Galbreth; son Rob Whitehead; beloved friend Pat Tomlin.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.