Colleen Sue Lindberg

colleen lindberg

October 16, 1943 ~ June 11, 2023

Born in: Elgin, Illinois
Resided in: Formerly of Greenville, Illinois

Colleen Sue Lindberg, 79, of Roanoke, IN, formerly of Greenville IL, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne, IN.

Colleen was born October 16, 1943, in Elgin, the daughter of Marion and Dolores Margaret (Cole) Attig. She graduated high school in Chicago and went on to Northern Illinois University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education.  White attending NIU, Colleen met the love of her life, Carl Robert Lindberg.  They were married August 15, 1964, in Bartlett, and they enjoyed over 57 years of marriage.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 2022.

Colleen worked as a teacher and librarian both in Illinois and New York.  She and Bob relocated to the Greenville area from Chicagoland and lived out their last 35 years together.  Colleen was the head librarian for Graham Correctional Center for nearly 20 years, starting in 1988. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir.  Colleen was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and she was an avid reader.  Colleen was also proud of her library degree that she earned from Greenville College.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Sheila Attig.

Colleen is survived by her children, Sara J. (Jeffrey) Lauer of Roanoke, IN and Keith Robert (Kristy) Lindberg of Edwardsville; brother, James Hancock of Eugene, OR; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Assalley-Young Funeral Home, 118 E. College Ave, Greenville, IL 62246.

Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m. On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 512 S. Prairie St, Greenville, IL 62246, with Rev. Jeffrey E. Stone as celebrant.

Interment will follow the mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 512 W. Prairie St, Greenville, IL 62246, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Visitation: June 19, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Assalley-Young Funeral Home
118 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246

Funeral Ceremony: June 20, 2023 11:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
512 S. Prairie Street
Greenville, IL 62246

Interment: June 20, 2023 12:15 pm

St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery (Greenville)


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Colleen Sue Lindberg 's name.

St. Lawrence Catholic Church

512 W. Prairie St.
Greenville, IL

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

PO Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD

Memories Timeline


  1. Light a CandleDear friend, Colleen…caring for you in your final chapter of life was such an honor for me. You literally made me laugh daily with your humor and witt. Many shed tears at work because you are so much to all of us. Until we meet again dear…thank you for the laughs and memories.
    Love, Cyndi🙏💖
    Prayers for Sarah and all the family.

    • Light a CandleThank you Cyndi for your ministry and service to my mom. She loved you also, I know. Sending healing love and prayers to all the gifted care she received from you and all at Coventry.

      • Thank you Marilyn. I loved reading this. I miss her so much. She was a friend to me and made me laugh so much. 💖

      • Sarah I have been thinking of you. I was sick sorry I was out if commission a couple days here. Please know I am praying for all of you and again, I am forever thankful I knew the beautiful and so funny miss Colleen🙏💖

        • Thank you again Cyndi. She will be watching you grow in strength and purpose in your career, of that I am sure. She cared about all the nurses there. I do think she empathized with all the work everyone did there. She talked about all of you as colleagues and was often talking with me about Asia and her CNA classes and anyone who was getting out of line and driving the nurses and NPs crazy.
          Know that she is watching you (especially if a sarcastic line comes to mind)!
          Love, Sara

    • Light a CandleThank you so much Orianne. My mom would have loved meeting you. She was a great listener and loved to laugh. Much like you.

  2. Light a CandleCindi, in the first note above, has captured our friend of many years, her wit and sardonic sense of humor, which she used routinely on my husband, Cliff. We enjoyed her hospitality for many years in their own Cafe Lindberg at their home in Wisconsin. As my husband says, she may have lost her sense of balance but she never lost her sense of humor. We miss them both, Coleen and her husband Bob Lindberg. God bless them both.
    Marilyn Cleland
    Cliff Cleland

    • Light a CandleThank you so much Marilyn and Cliff. So true about the humor. Until the very last day she kept laughing which is why I dearly love this photo.

      • Light a CandleThere was so much more. Life-long friends, we raised our children together, sharing our griefs and hopes and joys. Colleen was totally accepting of whatever stories one needed to share. While she used her humor to respond, she also listened deeply, sometimes quietly knitting. She offered unconditional friendship. — Marilyn

      • Light a CandleThere was more. We went csmping tigether, we cooked together, we sat by the fire together, but, more importantly, we raised our children together. With Colleen and Bob we shared our hopes and griefs and joys. While she often used humor to respond, she also simply listened as she heard your stories, sometimesquietly knitting. She and Bob offered unqualified friendship. They are not to be replaced.

    • Thank you Marilyn. I loved reading this. I miss her so much. She was a friend to me and made me laugh so much. 💖

  3. Light a CandleSince college years we valued Colleen’s
    Keen, sly, and often to the point sense of humor.
    Both Colleen and Bob offered us a strong, sustaining friendship for more than 50 years.

    • Light a CandleThank you so much Bob and Ginny! What a blessing mom was for all of us…and just think how happy she is now in heaven. I still see her in my mind putting her book down to say hello to you at the cabin,
      The pain is over, she is now at home,

    • Thank you Sarah. Your compassion and kindness is appreciated (and everyone’s) more than you know

  4. Light a CandleI was so lucky that my parents and yours, and Marilyn and Cliff were all great friends for so many years.
    This way I got to know your mom, Colleen. She was always very nice to me. As I grew up, I came to appreciate her sophisticated sense of humor. I remember her playing solitare up in Wisconsin. She always showed me and my family hospitality. She always shared food, and made sure everybody ate. I will really miss that. When I think about our summer place, I will always have happy memories of our families and your mom.

    • Light a CandleThank you Erika. It was an idyllic childhood thanks you all of our parents and the kindness and hospitality they taught us all. I am grateful thinking of the laughs and good times we all had there, together.

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