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Edward Arthur Lindstrom

July 19, 1961 ~ May 3, 2018 (age 56)
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Edward Arthur Lindstrom, 56 of Chandler, Arizona passed away on May 3, 2018.  Ed was born on July 19th, 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona to parents Giles and Ilona Lindstrom. Ed is survived by his son Zane Lindstrom, stepson Scott Fike (wife Daphne), stepdaughter Erica Felker (husband Sam), parents Giles and Ilona Lindstrom, brother Jim Lindstrom, and sister Lorna Rischmueller. Ed was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, after she died from cancer on November 15th, 2017.  He married his loving wife Barb on June 8th, 2002, marking the beginning of a wonderful marriage. Ed and Barb were inseparable, and spent much of their time embarrassing their three kids with “dad jokes”, as well as the even more embarrassing “Barb jokes”. They loved going on trips together and spending time at their cabin in Strawberry,  AZ. Ed was loved by his family and friends, and will be remembered most for his generous nature, fun spirit, and unique attire (typically a combination of camouflage crocs with socks, and brightly colored basketball shorts). When family or friends would need help, Ed would always be the first one to get there, and the last one to leave. He was involved in countless charity groups throughout his life, and met many of his friends through his willingness to help with any project or task. Ed’s family can attest to his kindness and charitability, because a significant portion of their belongings were likely given to them by Ed (since he would always buy ten of anything that he liked). Spontaneous giving was something characteristic of Ed. He loved to surprise his friends and family with lunch and gifts as often as possible.  Ed was a proud graduate of Arizona State University. He was the purchasing manager at Microchip, working there for 29 years. He was loved by many at the company and he was always concerned about the well-being of his coworkers. He maintained a multitude of long-term friendships through Microchip and their affiliates.  Ed’s hobbies included working on his cabin, working on cars and motorcycles, hiking, road trips, church groups, helping others, and spending time with loved ones. From the time he was young, he loved repairing and improving things. He always had a couple of project vehicles that he was fixing up and he would have had more if Barb would've allowed. Ed, being a big kid himself, loved hanging out with the kids in the family. He would often take them to the park, on hikes, or to his favorite store, Bass Pro Shops, to buy them camouflage clothing to wear in the city. To the rest of the family’s disappointment, “Uncle / Grandpa Ed” was undeniably every kid’s favorite.  Ed was loved immensely, and his life will be remembered fondly by those who knew him.  A Celebration of Ed's life will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Compass Christian Church, 1825 South Alma School Road, Chandler, Arizona.  Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.

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