Age 77 of Cambridge, born in Crookston, died May 6. The funeral will be May 12 in Bemidji.

Ann Marie (Schipper) Lindberg, age 77, of Cambridge, MN died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN following a determined fight against cancer.

Ann was born on February 18, 1935 at Crookston, MN to Henry and Mabel (Doyea) Schipper.  She grew up near Leonard, MN and graduated high school at Clearbrook, MN.  Ann married Kermit Lindberg on August 11, 1953 and resided in Fargo, ND, Park Rapids, MN, then lived in Monticello, MN for 23 years before moving to Maple Grove, MN and for the past year at Cambridge, MN.

Mrs. Lindberg worked for 18 years as a medical technologist at Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking for family and friends, casino games, music and dancing.

Ann Lindberg was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kermit; sisters, Jeanette and Mildred; brothers, Robert and Richard; and two infant brothers.  She is survived by children, Gary (Joyce) of Flemingsburg, KY, Steven (Teresa) of Brook Park, MN, Danny (Cathy) of Brooklyn Park, MN, Julie (Greg) Wheeler of North Chicago, IL, and Renae (Craig) Hammond of Stanchfield, MN; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 12th at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Bemidji with Father Don Braukmann as Celebrant.  Lynn Maltais will serve as cantor and Margaret DeMers as pianist.  A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, May 11th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jennifer Crouse, Elizabeth Lindberg, Amanda Lindberg Aganga, Carrie, Laura and Allison Lindberg.  Pallbearers are Andrew, Eric, and Evan Lindberg, Ben and Nick Hammond.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Victory Cemetery in Shevlin.