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Earl J. Lingor

August 11, 1926 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 94)


Earl J. Lingor, 94, of Spring Hill, FL, and formerly Aberdeen, SD, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at his home in Florida.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2021 at Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, Aberdeen, with Fr. Mark Axtmann officiating.

Burial with military rights will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Aberdeen. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at

Earl was born on August 11, 1926, to Adam and Josephine (Daschel) Lingor in Aberdeen, SD. He was one of nine children. He attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School.

Following graduation, Earl enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Nashville during WWII. He met General Douglas MacArthur while General MacArthur and his staff were being transported to several locations.

After he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, he returned to Aberdeen. He married Ann Goldade on December 4, 1948. They raised a daughter, Gloria, and later, a grandson, Greg.

Earl worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, owned The Westerner Drive-Inn with his wife, and worked at several other jobs. He secured a position with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as Acting Manager. He was then promoted to Contracting Officer. After retirement from the BIA, he worked with his wife at Mercury Cleaners. Earl and Ann also owned a farm where they grew crops and had milking cows. While in South Dakota, his past-times included hunting and fishing.

In 1991, Earl and Ann moved to Spring Hill, Florida. He enjoyed helping family and friends with home improvement projects. 

Earl was a devout Roman Catholic and attended St. Mary’s Parish in Aberdeen and St. Frances Cabrini in Spring Hill. 

In 2008, Ann passed away, just short of 60 years of marriage. Earl married Margaret Purdy in 2010. They enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Marge; daughter, Gloria (Don) Hayenga; grandsons: Greg (Kim) Hanson, Kelly (Dodi) Walter, and Kristopher (Eliza) Walter; many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Marvin Hovland and Jim (Charlene) Goldade, and sisters-in-law: Frances Lingor, Caroline Jangula, and Helen Hubbard.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Ann; brothers: Bob (Mary), Clem (Gertie), George (Joyce), Dan (Esther), Paul (Jean), and Jerome (Frances); sisters, Marie (Marvin) Hovland and Ruth Lingor, and granddaughter, Kimberlie Brown.

To send flowers to Earl's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
May 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Schriver s Memorial Mortuary

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