Mike Lindquist

Aug 8, 2019
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Services are 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Heartland Vineyard Church, 3211 Titan Trail, Waterloo



Visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, August 12 at Locke Funeral Home


Garden of Memories Cemetery with military rites by Waterloo AMVETS Post 19, Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, and Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.


Memorials may be directed to Retrieving Freedom, Inc., 1152 230th St., Waverly, 50677, provides training to service dogs for Veterans.


Mike Lindquist, 73, of Waterloo, died at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

He was born July 11, 1946, in Waterloo, son of Herschel L. and Rosalyn E. Green Lindquist and graduated from East High School in 1964.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War (1965-1968).

He married Vicky Poulin and they later divorced. Mike was united in marriage to Barbara Jo Sharp October 23, 1999, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua.

Mike worked at the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier newspaper until becoming self-employed as an antiques buyer and seller. At one point, he had 27 antique garages all over the country. Mike designed the interior of Huckleberry’s Restaurant with his antiques.

Mike joined Heartland Vineyard Church in 1998 and was proud to be an active member of it. He was also a member of Waterloo AMVETS Post #19.

Mike’s flea market travels took him across the United States! From Minnesota to Texas and Colorado to Florida. He was known as “Iowa Mike” by his many friends and fellow flea marketers from not only the U.S. but from around the world. He traded his antiques and wares with them all. From African baskets to artifacts from the Far East. Anything unusual caught his eye and trust us, he had an abundance of artifacts!

Who travels from Waterloo to Belize and back to Waterloo in a 1985 Volkswagon Vanagon! Mike did! A journey to remember!

He was definitely a traveling man and, at times, hard to pin down and locate. If you have ever seen a trailer packed so unbelievably high and tied down with a crap-ton of rope, traveling down the road (or broke down on the side of it), that was Iowa Mike. Some described it as a work of art and took pictures in disbelief that it was even possible. Never dull moments!

Mike had friendships from every walk of life, as his heart was so big, most people felt loved in his presence. He was very generous with whatever he could give from his heart to whatever treasure he could give to a friend or stranger and to know Mike was to love him.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sharp Lindquist, Waterloo; 2 sons, Bradley Michael Lindquist, Waterloo and James Buster Lindquist, both of Waterloo; a daughter, Michele (Tim) Peters, of Waterloo; 4 granddaughters, Kaitlyn Scarlett Werner, Shelby Lee Werner, Alivia Michele Lindquist, and Krystal North; 4 great-grandchildren: Anjolique, Daniel Jr., Lilianna and David Mendoza; a brother, Tim (Linda) Lindquist, of Jesup; 2 sisters, Linda Mishler of La Porte City and Pamela Jakobsen of Oviedo, FL; and his beloved dog, Princess.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jeff Lindquist.

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  1. Chris Vent | Aug 17, 2019


    I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Know that you  are loved by many and you are not alone in your sorrow.  Please reach out if you need anything or need to talk. 

    Blessings and Love,


  2. Larry and Mary Gerry | Aug 14, 2019

     Barb and Family.  So sorry to hear the news.  He was a good friend and we loved it when you guys came to visit in Florida.   He was one of a kind and will be missed.



  3. Jude Hansell | Aug 12, 2019

    You're gonna be missed Mike. Condolences to the family. He was an awesome man. 

    Jude Wyant Hansel

  4. Nancy Bowman | Aug 11, 2019

    I knew Mike in the 60's when a group off us would get together during a weekend day for some interesting adventure. Mike had a cute little red M.G. so along with a 55 T Bird, Austin Healy and other muscle cars from the 50's and 60's, our little group had a lot of fun traveling to parks and towns nearby Waterloo.  Mike always had a twinkle in his eye, a little smile of mischief and a head full of blonde hair. Everyone knew with Mike around there would not be a dull moment. Time went by and the guys went off to Vietnam. Many guys changed after that nightmare; but, Mike seemed just the same the few times I saw him after that war. Not even Vietnam could take his spirit and love of life. Yes, Mike lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. Unforgettable. 


  5. kathy dunsmoor | Aug 11, 2019


    We are so sorry about Mike's passing. He was such a sweet and loving man.   He had so much enthusiasm.   We are here for you anytime day or night.   He is already missed by many.   Love to you and all of the family.   Everyone is in our prayers.

    Kathy and Mark

  6. Kathy Dunsmoor | Aug 11, 2019


    We are so sorry and are here for you at anytime of the day or night.  He was such a sweet and nice guy.   I always loved his enthusiasm.   Love to all of your family. 

    Kathy and Mark

  7. Mary Bramon | Aug 10, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss. He will remain in my heart forever. Good times..........
  8. Linda Hinzie | Aug 10, 2019
    Dear Barb, I ditto what everyone else has said. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. Like Alex has already said, I pray for the peace of Jesus Christ to fill you at this time. I know you gave him your all and cared for him so much. That's who you are. I love you Barb, and if you ever need anything I'm here for you! I pray you will get thru this sad time with peace n grace. And know he's in the arms of Jesus and you'll get to see him again. That's our joy n hope in Jesus! Love, Linda H.
  9. Jodi bradleyL | Aug 10, 2019

    saddened to hear the passing of mike.friends since the 70's, i have a lot of different memories.condolences to family .. my friendf brad, so sorry. ur dad 1 cool  dude.♥️ Jodi bradley



  10. Becky Hall-Fencl | Aug 09, 2019

    Doogie, Im so sorry to hear about your dad. Love prayers and healing to you and your family. 

  11. James Hoffa | Aug 09, 2019


    So glad to have known Mike. Glad you could have a lot of good years together. I know you will miss the fun you had with him. Will be keeping you in our prays.

    Love Jim and Mary Hoffa

  12. Joe and Nena Trumbley | Aug 09, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to family.
  13. Linda McFadden-Schuler | Aug 09, 2019

    Barb:   You may not remember me, but I have met you a few times before you and Mike married. I have known Mike since approx 1960; he was always a good friend even when years would pass in between spending time together. My son (Matt) and his son Brad had a friendship for a while also. Strangely, he popped into my mind a couple of days ago and I wondered where he was and how he was. (I am in process of healing from a cancer surgery two weeks ago --I did not know that Mike was ill, of course, being out of touch for quite some time). I cried when I read, just a few minutes ago, that Mike has died. Mike was interesting and lovable. My heart goes out to you and to your family, Mike's family. [Sorry, I won't be at the funeral due to my own need to heal at home.] Love to you, Brad, and all. --Linda McFadden-Schuler

  14. RIck Donohue | Aug 09, 2019

     So sad to hear of Mike's passing.  He was an outstanding person and was willing to help any one in need.  Having known him since the mid "70's", I had a lot of fun time with him and I will keep the many things he gave me over those years.  He was a person that would give you the "shirt off his back", even if you did not know that you needed the shirt.  I will never forget him and the time that I got to spend with him here on earth and will wait to see him in heaven.  RIP Mike


  15. Violette tyler | Aug 08, 2019
    Doogie  I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing thoughts and prayers to your family cherish the memories.
  16. Patty Dennis | Aug 08, 2019
    Barb and family- So sorry for your loss.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. 
  17. Alex Connelly | Aug 08, 2019


    So dearly saddened by the loss of your amazing husband. He will absolutely be missed! So cool to read about his passions for travel and antiques - what a beautiful tribute :) I saw in small moments the way you cared for him in his illness and know he was so honored by your kindness and patience. I’m praying that the Father would feel so near to you in these moments (He always is) and bless you and surround you with the love and care of so many who love you and loved Mike. In the days to come Im asking for divine love to flood into your life like never before and for the sweet peace that comes from knowing that on calvary Jesus defeated death forever, to bring unending hope and strength to trust in Him even in your pain. (Like in Rev 21:4!!) You are so loved and never alone! 

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