Jeffrey C. Lindberg
June 2, 1967-Jan. 7, 2017
Jeffrey Curtis Lindberg, 49, of Anchor Point, died at his place of residence, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
Jeff was born in Duluth Minn., on June 2, 1967. He was adopted by Marilyn and Curtis Lindberg, and was raised on a farm in Forest Lake, Minn., along with his sister Tami. He graduated from Forest Lake High School in Minnesota.
Jeff visited Alaska many times before making Alaska his home in 1996. He lived and worked as an auto mechanic in Anchorage and Eagle River before coming to the Homer and Anchor Point area. He once said that when he came over the Baycrest Hill and saw the awesome view and majesty, “This is where I will die.” He also was never afraid of death, saying, “There is only One who decides when it is our time.”
Jeff quickly acclimated to the Alaska lifestyle, and became an enthusiastic and intense outdoorsman. He loved anything to do with guns, including shooting, collecting, reloading and reading about them. He also loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed planning and building a small cabin, as he would say, “My man cave.” He did some guiding and commercial fishing in his time. He was considered a “Jack of all trades.”
Jeff worked for Thurmond’s Auto in Anchor Point for years before starting Jeff’s Motor-Head Shed, also of Anchor Point.
Jeff was admired and very well liked by those of the Homer and Anchor Point area, as well as by friends living elsewhere. Some thoughts and comments by those that loved Jeff include:
“Jeff always thought of others, would take the shirt off his back for you,” said Jim and Eileen K. of Minnesota.
“Jeff was a true Alaskan who could handle any situation that came his way and was a great friend,” saind Eric Z. of New York.
“Hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and had a big heart,” said Erin A. of New York.
“Jeff always treated me with respect and had a smile on his face when he greeted me. Always asked how I was doing first, before going on about something possibly bothering him. Always kept his word to me,” said Alan W. of Alaska.
“Jeff loved the outdoors and spending time at the cabin with the people who were close to him,” said Carolin K. of New York.
“Jeff was a joy to know, a sweet, kind soul, patient and kind hearted. He would take time when we needed his help. As a trained mechanic, he was a central member of our small community of Anchor Point. Jeff was also an avid hunter and fisherman and he shared his knowledge and pleasure of the sports with us,” said Leone and Doug M. of Alaska.
“Jeff had a great demeanor about him. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. I will never forget our halibut fishing memories! He will be missed by many!” said Brian B. of New York.
“Jeff loved the outdoors, and was very caring,” said Karen Z. of New York.
“Jeff was one of a kind, he always made time for those who needed him. As a mechanic and a friend, I can’t believe he is gone. My heart-felt sympathy to all. He will be greatly missed in this community,” said Nancy S. of Alaska.
“Jeff was free spirited, and fiercely independent. He was very kind and generous and would give the shirt off his back to someone who needed it. Life won’t be the same without him,” said Annette A. of New York.
“Jeff was like a third son to me, never got mad at me, even if I screwed up,” said Jim R. of Washington.
“Jeff never said anything bad about anyone, he was approachable, easy to talk to and very friendly. I could rely on him in an emergency, and trusted him,” said Ginny W. of Alaska.
“We got to know Jeff as a self- made man that was always ready to lend a hand both when we needed it and when we didn’t. Even though we only knew Jeff for a short while, he treated us like we’ve known him for years. We will both miss him,” said Sheila and Paul M. of Alaska
“Jeff was a great sportsman, avid hunter, fun storyteller and good friend. He will always be remembered around the campfire” John R. of Alaska
“Jeff lived a life he cherished. I am sure he would like to thank family, friends, neighbors, and work associates for being a part of his life and all it had to offer,” said Sheila L. of Louisana.
“Jeff was an all- around good guy, and I am glad, I got an opportunity to meet him,” said Sherry M. of Florida.
“Jeff treated me like a foster mother and I treated him like my own grandson. He was always willing to help me with anything I needed, I will miss him dearly,” said Vonita T. of Alaska.
“Jeff was a person who looked and found humor and the positives in life, instead of the negatives. He was a generous, spirited person, who was willing to help and reach out to others. He was respected and appreciated. The community is a lesser place without him,” said Tom and Ann G. of Alaska
“Jeff was a very kind man who always made one feel welcome. He went out of his way to be kind and courteous. He was a good soul, and I feel blessed that our paths crossed,” said Debbie C. of New York.
“Jeff was loved by many people in the community and a very special person,” said Joyce P. of Alaska.
“Jeff was a master mechanic along with being a man of many talents, he wore many hats. He was very good under pressure, more-so than many. His uncommon valor toward his friends will be sorely missed, along with his goofy sense of humor which many people loved. We will strive for perfection and settle for excellence, this is what he would have wanted for us, along with moving forward in the face of adversity and never giving up. I am sad and devastated by this tremendous loss,” said Brian W. of Alaska.
“Jeff respected my opinion and input as a woman in his shop. He was never judgmental, he listened to me. He will be greatly missed by both Tom and I,” said Fran and Tom K. of Alaska.
“We appreciated Jeff’s sense of humor, his directness, and his mechanical abilities. He was always there to lend a hand. He was our good Alaskan friend,” said Fawn and John A. of Washington.
“Having moved to Alaska from NY in 2001, and meeting Jeff, was the beginning of an adventure. I found him to be kind, considerate and slow to anger. He became a great part of my life and taught me the Alaskan lifestyle. He was a good teacher. He was always optimistic, and one of his favorite sayings was ‘No worries.’ reassuring me as well as others that all was going to be OK. He was resourceful, and could make something out of nothing. I always felt safe with him nearby. I believe that we don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross our paths for a reason. Jeff came into all of our lives to teach us lessons and guide us. I know I am who I am today because of Jeff, I also know that because I knew him, I have been changed for the better. He may be gone from my sight, but never gone from my heart,” said Christine B. of Alaska.
Jeff is preceded in death by his son. Nicholas Lindberg.
Jeff is survived by his daughter, Samantha Lindberg, of Minnesota; his father, Curtis Lindberg, and mother, Marilyn Lindberg, of Arizona; his sister, Tami (Lindberg) Biegert of Minnesota; his uncle, Steven Sell, of Minnesota; and Christine Barratt, his friend/companion/significant other, of Alaska.
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure,” his family said.
There will be no memorial services at this time. A Celebration of Life is planned for later this summer, with the time and place to be announced.
Memorial donations are graciously accepted at Alaska USA F.C.U, P.O. Box 196613 Anchorage, Alaska, 99519-6613 .
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home and Cremation services. Please sign his online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.