Chris Lindroth

Born in Fond du Lac, WI on February 16, 1960

Departed on May 7, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Chris Lindroth, age 58 of Hendersonville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 7, 2018. Chris is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Karen, sons, Alex and Erik Lindroth, brother, Scott Lindroth (Katayoun), parents, Edwin and Sylvia (Bilenko) Lindroth, and nephew, Aram. Chris is also survived by his dog, Tango, along with many extended family and friends.

Chris was born on February 16, 1960 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He attended Beloit College and received his MBA from the University of Chicago. He met his wife Karen while in Chicago then moved to Atlanta, where their sons, Alex and Erik were born. Chris and his family then moved to Ohio and finally settled in Tennessee upon retirement. He was Executive Vice President of Sales with Cardinal Health for over 15 years. Chris played basketball in college and was an avid golfer. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Cavaliers and recently, the Nashville Predators. Chris enjoyed traveling and scuba diving with his family to Costa Rica and the Cayman Islands. He recently attended Yoga classes, and, with his son Erik, began crafting beer. Chris was also known for rattling off movie quotes and could recite the script of “Caddyshack” from memory. He was a kind, generous man and an obsessive planner. Chris developed a strong faith and was curious, always asking questions to better understand Christianity. Chris will be dearly missed by his family, their “superhero”, and by all those that knew him.

A Celebration of Life service for Chris will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Friday, May 11th at 12:00PM. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00AM until the hour of the service.

A Celebration of Life service will also be held for Chris at Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Sreetsboro Road in Hudson, Ohio, 44236, on Saturday, June 2, at 11:00AM, with a luncheon to follow at the church. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, June 1 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Truly Reaching You 587 Baird Street, Akron, OH 44311 or The First Tee of Cleveland 3841 Washington Park Blvd, Newburgh Heights, OH 44105.

27 Comments to Chris Lindroth

  1. JAMES MONROE
    May 9, 2018 12:56 pm

    SO VERY SAD TO HERE OF THE PASSING OF CHRIS ,I HAVE NOT KNOWN CHRIS AND KAREN VERY LONG , BUT THEY BOTH WERE SO FRIENDLY TO ME WHEN I MOVED IN BESIDE THEM . I WILL MISS SEEING CHRIS WORKING ON HIS YARD EACH DAY , AND HIM OFFERING TO HELP ON WHAT EVER I WAS DOING. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO KAREN AND THERE TWO SONS.

  2. Pete
    May 10, 2018 9:47 am

    This is so very sad. Chris was my first boss in Atlanta and a good friend. We shared many good times at work and on the golf course. I am grateful to Chris for the support that he showed me in and out of work. My deepest condolences to Karen and the kids.

  3. Gina De Angeils
    May 10, 2018 10:44 am

    I am so very sad to hear about the passing of Chris. I am so sorry Karen & Boys, Aunt Syl, Uncle Ed, Scott & family. He sounded like a wonderful person.

    I know we were not close later as adults but as a child I have a few memories to share….

    Quotes for movies…yes! The one I remember the most was with the movie Blazing Saddles…he made so many funny
    quotes from that movie!

    My sister and brother would play Pie in your Face with Scott & Chris with shaving cream…what a blast!

    And lastly his basketball in college what a ride to see him play.

    RIP CHRIS

  4. Wendy Gagnon
    May 10, 2018 10:47 am

    Chris was not just a business associate but a friend. Always talked of his family, love for sports and was always caring and professional not to mention full of laughter and life. His presence will be missed by all, not just those that interacted daily. My prayers are with his family that you may find comfort in your memories and know that others too have wonderful memories of Chris.

  5. Angela Higham
    May 10, 2018 11:54 am

    Karen: My heartfelt sympathies go out to you, your boys, and the rest of the Lindroth family.

    I had the pleasure of assisting Chris at Cardinal Health, and I must say that our interactions were always memorable. You could always count on Chris to keep it real and provide you with his daily dose of Chris Lindroth quirkiness to make your day just a little more interesting.

    Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. The world has lost one terrific man, but the heavens have gained one amazing angel. I will miss you Chris. Much love. xxoo

  6. Paula tucker
    May 10, 2018 5:55 pm

    Dear Lindroth family,

    I am so saddened by the tragic news of Chris passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    I worked with Chris at cardinal health and had much respect for him. He will be missed by everyone. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful video of his life.

  7. Kristi
    May 10, 2018 9:12 pm

    To the Lindroth Family,

    I am completely shocked and heartbroken for your loss. I couldn’t even imagine what you must be going through. Chris was my VP for 5 years at Cardinal Health and he was hilariously brilliant.

    He was someone you strived to impress and keep up with, since he walked a stellar 1 minute mile around the building. He was an incredible leader and always made you think outside the box while working for him. He touched a great deal of people in Cardinal and he will be missed very much.

    I will be praying for you and your whole family as you work through this heartache. Again, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

  8. David Godsell
    May 10, 2018 11:07 pm

    Dear Karen, Alex and Erik,
    In my mind and memory, Chris will always be one of the really good guys I have been fortunate to know in this world, and I truly mean that. Words can’t describe the absolute shock I felt when Darren told me on phone what had happened. Please know that we, Jeremy, Darren, Marie and myself, are grieving and thinking about you. Your photo celebration of Chris as a boy, man, husband, dad and friend is fabulous, as it captured so many wonderful qualities of him.
    Life’s journey took our families in different directions after we left Hudson, but routed in memories are the wonderful times and, the fun we had there, as our families grew up. A couple of little examples that jump to mind of Chris are,1) I used to rib Chris a bit about his Indian Guides leather vest apparel and his badge count, that he sported in the Hudson parade each year, as the dutiful father. But he never flinched, there he was out there in multiple parades, the proud as punch dad – and I always thought that was very cool. 2) Chris and Alex got into rockets for a while, those high powered things that I think aught to be illegal. Well Chris and Alex, fired one of these off at the park, it had only climbed skyward to about 30 feet, then took a sharp right turn and rocketed through the neighborhood right at the roof line. After we picked ourselves up from the ground laughing so much at the visual of this, we had to walk around numerous houses & yards, among other things to make sure we hadn’t set a house on fire. Chris, all the while, was preparing himself to face down a potentially angry homeowner, as he had to get his expensive rocket back. Sometimes you can’t take the boy out of the man, and Chris on many occasions, fit that bill to a T.
    Celebrate his life, and please know the Godsell family is there with you in support, spirit and thought. We will all collectively miss him dearly.
    Fondly, David, also on behalf of Jeremy, Darren, & Marie

    • Sharon Friedman
      May 11, 2018 1:17 pm

      Dear Marie and David. I loved your story. It did bring back my recollection of introducing Marie and,Karen and warms my heart that you all had become close friends. I am praying that Chris’ memory shall be for a blessing. Warmest regards at this most tragic time. Sharon Friedman

    • karne
      May 25, 2018 4:00 pm

      Thanks David. Those were great memories. Be well my friend.

  9. Stacy Kipfer
    May 11, 2018 6:54 am

    I’ve worked with Chris for 12 years at Edgepark. He pushed all of his sales team and challenged us to new levels. I have so many wonderful memories over the years and wanted to share a few:
    – he always had the best Halloween costumes
    – he would choose candy over food
    – he would go to the gym, even if he forgot his workout clothes
    – he knew every movie line…his go to if we still had a chance at a sale, “so you’re saying there’s a chance”
    – every year at Valentine’s Day a heart shaped meatloaf was on the dinner table
    – he traveled with me to Portland and our hotel was near an REI store. As soon as he saw it, his eyes lit up like a kid in a candy store. He told me not to worry, he’s be in the store for the remainder of the night.
    – in college a professor rattled off a series of numbers and asked his students to repeat them. Only 2 people in the class were able to do so, him being one of them. When asked how he did it, he said easy…I associated each number with a football player.
    – My favorite was that Chris became a Christian several years ago. We had the opportunity to share our faith with each other. I’m so thankful that Chris made that choice. Through all the grief, I’m comforted to know he is in heaven.

    His sales floor was quiet on Tuesday. His presence was felt everywhere in our building. He will be greatly missed as we all grieve his loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Lindroth family during this time.

  10. Steve Cornelius
    May 11, 2018 10:29 am

    The Atlanta branch opening of McMaster-Carr was a lot of work in 1989 and 1990, but it would have been a lot harder if Chris had not been a part of it. He was a terrific person and a lot of fun to be around. The world is a sadder place with his passing. My condolences and prayers to his family.

  11. Chris Castrigano
    May 11, 2018 12:38 pm

    Karen,

    Jeanie, myself and our boys our so saddened to hear about this tragic news for YOU, Alex and Eric . What a great person Chris was and what a smile he always had whenever we would see him over the years in Hudson.
    Just an amazingly positive person with a great sense of hummer. I’ll always remember the Indian guide trips, playing basketball with him, going to games when the kids younger and just seeing him around the neighborhood riding his bike or walking the dog with you .

    Our thoughts and prayers our with you and I’m sure will be will be extended at CCC this weekend from everyone that both of you touched over the years with service and faith.

    With love,

    Chris, Jeanie, Michael , Jack and Christopher

    Castrigano

  12. Aunt Ginny
    May 11, 2018 2:10 pm

    My nephew. I baptized him when I was 12. He is so missed. Whenever we got together or talked on the phone, after long periods of time, it was like I just saw him yesterday. We would talk for the longest time. Always laughing and so enthusiastic. There was only one Chris. He was one-of-a-kind. RIP Chris. You’re in my heart forever.

  13. Dana and Dean Hoover
    May 11, 2018 5:40 pm

    Karen – Dean and I and the kids were so sad to hear of this tragedy. Chris was just a wonderful man and loving husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the boys.

  14. Karen Popilock
    May 11, 2018 6:04 pm

    Dear Lindroth Family,
    I/we were so saddened to hear of Chris’ passing.
    Our family extends our deepest sympathy and we will be praying for all of you.
    In our hearts,
    The Popilock’s

  15. Shi Hecht
    May 11, 2018 9:22 pm

    I can’t begin to even describe how sorry I am for his family. I worked with Chris for 8 years at Edgepark. I have so many stories of Chris but this one may be my favorite.

    He used to power walk by me every day and fill his shaker with water from the sink instead of the drinking fountain. I found this odd so one day I stopped him dead in his tracks and said “Hey Chris! I have to know…why do you use sink water?” Chris (completely taken by surprise that I would even asked something like that) replies “WELL -if you MUST know, this water isn’t AS COLD as the water from the bubbler (yes-he said bubbler, maybe a Wisconsin thing) and that helps my protein powder dissolve better.” I instantly felt his struggle as I too have delt with clumpy shakes due to cold water. I suggested he tried heating it up sometime because then it taste like hot chocolate! We laughed together for a bit until he said “why would you even notice such thing?” (With his arms flared up and this huge grin on his face) I said “Chris, that’s why you pay me, I ask the hard questions”

    Chris was a leader, a top performer and a mountain mover. If you knew him, then you were just a better person by association. He had the ability to get the very best out of everyone…May his family find peace, they/we lost an amazing, full of life and vibrant person way too soon. If anyone deserved a long retirement, it was that man.

  16. Brad
    May 11, 2018 10:34 pm

    Dear Karen, Alex and Erik,
    Our deepest and sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
    We’ll always remember Chris…especially the great memories of our time as Dakota tribesmen…pals forever Chris…

  17. The Keatings
    May 12, 2018 12:18 am

    Our hearts just break for you. While watching this video, it comes to mind how Chris always put so much thought into family vacations. What a blessing that you made all those memories together while you could! Our prayers are with you, Karen, Alex and Erik, and with all your family. We yearn to see you here in Hudson next month. Praying always for you to have the strength and courage just to take the next step and get through, one day at a time.

  18. Janie See
    May 12, 2018 12:30 pm

    Oh Karen, I am so sorry. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sending love your way

  19. Kristen Hatchett
    May 13, 2018 9:53 am

    Karen and family,

    We were so shocked to hear of Chris’s passing. Please know that we are sending you prayers of strength and peace.

    Daniel and Kristen Hatchett

  20. Dave & Pam Rosati
    May 13, 2018 11:53 am

    We’re so very sorry and sad. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Lindroth family.

  21. Vicki Brower
    May 13, 2018 12:05 pm

    Dear Karen, Alex and Eric.
    Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. The video is a great tribute to the many family memories you have to keep forever. You are in my prayers. May God comfort you all in this time of deep grief.

  22. Bruce
    May 13, 2018 7:40 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Chris with McMaster-Carr, in the budding Aurora,Ohio facility. All of the posts resonate with me as he was smart, poised and fun. He not only dropped Caddy Shack lines in a work environment, but did so while making a cogent business point. 58 years is much too short but he had such a positive impact on countless folks in that time. I had the pleasure of golfing with him for a few rounds. He didn’t brag around the office, but his swing was as silky smooth as any PGA tour pro. We’ll miss him, but he made those that worked with him stronger.

  23. Betsy and Jeffrey Sartori
    May 14, 2018 10:48 pm

    My husband Jeffrey and I had the honor of joining a small faith group with Chris and Katen a few years ago. It was a delight to get to know them over the course of the year in which our group met. Chris was a positive, encouraging force and was inquisitive and engaging — always ready to learn. When our family moved from one home to another, Chris, our new friend, spent the day along with other friends moving boxes. We are both so grateful Chris met the Lord and that Christ’s righteousness will now cover Chris!

  24. Mike Valtier
    May 15, 2018 2:30 am

    I love the Lord, I love Third Day, and “Your Love Oh Lord” is one of my favorite songs. Thank you for the video.

    I was hired with Edgepark/Cardinal five years ago when they opened up the sales office in CA. I was part of the Diabetes group then. Part of my training was at the Twinsburg, OH office. That was when I first met Chris. He was excited to meet me and my fellow colleague from the CA office. We would both would periodically cross paths. Either him, coming out to CA or me going out to OH. For the last three years, I have been on our HCP/Ostomy division, with my team and manager being directly underneath his management. So when we did cross paths, he knew exactly what and how I was doing business wise. With all of my encounters with Chris, he ALWAYS made me feel welcomed and valued.

    My last trip to OH was for our National Sales meeting. I was then on the new NPWT team and Chris had sat in on our initial team meeting. As we were doing a “meet and greet” exercise, from a distance I heard Chris say his favorite band is Third Day. I was thrilled to hear one of my executives is a fellow believer. AND he Iikes Third Day. Later on that day we talked about Third Day and our testimonies.

    I last saw him in December right before his retirement, as he came out to CA for the Kaiser contract meeting. I congratulated him for his service and leadership and wished him a great retirement.

    I was recently promoted to a management position, back on our ostomy division. When the announcement was made, I received a surprisingly congratulatory email from Chris. With his retirement, I didn’t think I would hear from him again. About the same time Third Day announced their “Farewell” tour and announced city and dates. We exchanged a few emails involving my promotion and of course….Third Day.

    Chris will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are for his family. As a fellow believer, I know it is not good bye, but a “see you later” as I know we will see each other again, this time in the presence of our loving Father in His kingdom.

  25. Lisa Cellura
    May 23, 2018 10:25 am

    I had worked with Chris the entire 15 years he was tgere. During my first week with the company, we celebrated Halloween. I can into work and saw this man dressed as a snake charmer. Complete with basket and snake. Alsi loved Chris as a Geisha girl. Such a fun person. Imy deepest sympathies to you all. May God comfort you and may you find joy in all of your wonderful memories.

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