|Remembering Alfred Lindem|
Alfred C. Lindem, retired special projects manager, Computer Center, died July 27, after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Lindem was born April 20, 1932 in Grand Forks. He graduated from North Dakota State University in 1954 and began active service as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In December of the same year, he married Constance Clair Anderson in Hillsboro, N.D. During his naval career, he served in many venues including Kodiak, Alaska, where his son Alfred C. Lindem (Acee) was born in 1957.
In 1958, he left active service amd returned to Bygland, Minn., to take over the family farm. During the late 50s and early 1960s, he started working winters in data processing at a local Grand Forks bank and found he had a passion for solving problems with computers.
In 1968, he left farming and began a 25-year information technology career at the University of North Dakota where he also received his master's degree in applied statistics. During his time at UND, he rose to the position of director of academic programming, taught several statistics courses, and helped many graduate students with the statistical analysis for their master's thesis and doctoral dissertations.
In Bygland and Grand Forks, Landem was active in the Bygland Lutheran Church. He retired in 1994 and moved to Carol Stream, Ill., in 1997 to be closer to his daughter Katherine.
Landem is survived by Connie, his beloved wife of more than 53 years; daughter Katherine Dalmia of Carol Stream, Ill., son-in-law Manoj Dalmia and grandson Kashev Falmia; son Acee Lindem of Cary, N.C., daughter-in-law Shelley Lindem, and granddaughter Sophie Lindem.
Funeral services were held in Carol Stream, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation (www.livestrong.org).