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“I am so sorry for your lose. My prayers is with all of you and sending God's blessing to all. It is always hard for us to be left without a loved...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Ann Lobaugh - Ottumwa, IA

“H.A., Family and Friends - We're sorry to hear of Josephine's passing. Through decades it has been inspiring to follow your travels from Northern MO...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Don and Irene Hart - Woodstock, GA

“So sorry for your loss - you're all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Christine Flanigan Williams

“Brian & Family We are so sorry t hear of the loss of your Mother. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Kinney - Lancaster, MO

“Mr. Lindberg and family, so sprry to hear of Mrs. Lindberg's passing. She was a great lady! Thoughts and prayers are with all of you! ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Velma (Reed) Furlin - newton, IA

“Josephine was a great lady, so friendly & passionate. Loved helping others. My thoughts & prayers to all of her family. Wilma Templer ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Wilma Templer - Albia, IA

“So very sorry for the loss of your wife & mother. She was a sweet lady & I loved being a Master Gardener with her. Sending you blessings and peace. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: NELL GATES - Centerville, IA

“Josephine always greeted Sharon and I joyfully when we met at BCI functions. H.A.and she served Christ faithfully for many years in Iowa. We rejoice...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: John and Sharon Shaull - IA

“Sorry to hear of your loss. She will be missed by many. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Naomi Braun - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Diana Cain - Ottumwa, IA

“Drs. Bruce, Brent ,Chad, Cory, and your family, Our thoughts and prayers that you will know the presence of our faithful Lord is with you at this...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Alan and Kay Park

“H.A, Brian, Jolette, Bruce, Brent and the whole family, So very sorry for your loss. I share your heartache and pray you will feel God's presence...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Janice A. H. Barnes & Jean Hulsey - MO

“Mr. Lindberg, Brian and all of your family. So sorry for your loss. Hjalmer, I remember when you and Josephine came to Albia to teach. Larry and...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Larry & Phyllis Whitson - Albia, IA

“Hjalmer and family, So sorry to hear of your loss of Josephine. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We've all lost a...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Colette Kenworthy Mason - Ottumwa, IA

“Dear Lindberg Family, My thoughts are with you as you mourn the lost of your wife, mother,and grandmother. I have childhoid memories of spending time...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Rhonda Rae Kness - Norwalk, IA

“We were among the many who benefited in our education from what both Mr. And Mrs. Lindberg gave to our community through their caring hearts. Our...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Ron & Delores Matthews - Ames

“THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE LINDBERG FAMILY ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: ED MCGINN - QUINCY, IL - FRIEND

“Please know that we are praying for you all, Lindberg family.... ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Hannam Cosgrove - Albia, IA

“So sorry to hear of Josephine's passing. I got to know her & Hjalmer when they helped chaperon a few band trips a few years back. Wonderful people....Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Sherri Peterson

“Hjalmer and family, sorry for your loss. Mom always enjoyed it when Josephine read to the residents at the Care Center. Mom said she made it...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Whitson - Albia, IA

“Dear Mr. Lindberg, Brian and families, I really didn't know Mrs. Lindberg but I have great memories of building homecoming floats in the Lindberg...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Caudill McDonnell - IA

“So very sorry. We are grateful that we were able to connect again after so many years. Know that many are praying for you and your family. Perry...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Diana Newquist Parson - Ottumwa, IA

“Such a sweet lady. She and her husband gave me a ride about a month ago when my tire blew outside of Albia. So sorry for your loss.... ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Mindy - Ottumwa, IA - Friend

“Hjalmer and family, We are so sorry to hear of Josephine's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time....Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Cynthia Halbmaier - Albia, IA

“RIP Josephine...you have been there for so many of your friends, acquaintances, and family. Now I take this time to offer prayers and love to your...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Kate Brock - Albia, IA - Friend

“Hjalmer and family...I'm so sorry for your loss of Josephine. During this difficult time, I will keep you in my thoughts and send prayers asking God...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Jean Lozano

“Mr. Lindberg, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Josephine, but I know she must have been very special. I'll keep you in my thoughts. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy Lucas Slofkosky - Knoxville, IA


Emma Josephine (Kittle) Lindberg 82, of Albia, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 21, 2015 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.

Josephine was born November 19, 1933 to Edward Roy and Esther May (Erickson) Kittle at their home in rural Scotland County, near Gorin, Missouri. She attended country school through 8th grade, and graduated from High School in Memphis, Missouri, class of 1951. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Kirksville State Teacher's College in 1955. She was an elementary school teacher in Missouri and Iowa for several years. On August 24, 1956 she married Hjalmer Lindberg at the First Baptist Church in Kirksville, Missouri. They celebrated their 59th anniversary and were blessed with five children, ten grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Josephine was a charter member of the First Baptist Church in Albia where she played the piano and took pride in keeping the inside of the church building clean and presentable for many years. She enjoyed helping her husband in the insurance business and gardening, especially giving the extra produce they raised to family and friends. She looked forward to regularly reading the news to residents of the care facilities in Albia since 1993. She was always ready to help her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whenever possible, in any way she could.

She is survived by her husband Hjalmer; one daughter, Jolette (Don) Boyer of Chillicothe, Missouri; three sons, Brian (Barbara) Lindberg, of Unionville, IA., Dr. Bruce (Deena) Lindberg of Ottumwa, IA., and Dr. Brent (Belinda) Lindberg of Bloomfield, IA; nine grandchildren, Megan (Andrew) Wilson, Abbey (Ben) Feller, Dr. Chad Lindberg, Dr. Cory (Holly) Lindberg, Randa (Joe) Austin, Erin (Brad) Fields, Jessica (Logan) Johnson and Camden and Crew Lindberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Esther; a daughter, Colette Gaye Lindberg and granddaughter, Brooklyn Nicole Lindberg

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Albia, with Pastor Matthew Risting officiating. Burial will follow services at the Oak View Cemetery in Albia.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Albia.

A memorial has been established in her name to the Gideon's International, the First Baptist Church in Albia or the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.