Harold R. ‘Roy’ Lindeberg

Harold R. “Roy” Lindeberg, 81, of Parsons passed away the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1940, to Harold V. and Ruby Mae (Best) Lindeberg in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. As a small child, he moved with his family to Oswego, where he attended Oswego Westside Grade School and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1959. Following high school, Roy earned an associate’s degree from Labette Community College.

From 1960 to 1963, Roy served in the United States Army in Germany. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1983. During his tours of duty, he served in Vietnam, Diego Garcia, Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa, as well as several places in the United States. Following his retirement from the military, Roy worked in law enforcement. Over the years, he worked as a deputy for the Burlington Police Department, as a dispatcher for Labette County sheriff and the city of Altamont and as the assistant chief of police in Humboldt until he had to take disability retirement. For several years, he was also a truck driver for Ajax in Oswego and B.C. in Parsons.

He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion Post 102 in Erie. 

On Nov. 10, 1981, Roy married Joy (Cramer) Paulson in Parsons. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2011.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy A. Lindeberg of Parsons; two stepsons, Mike Paulson and his wife, Diane, of Rockford, Illinois, and Russ Paulson and his wife, LeAnne, of Beloit, Wisconsin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Veronica Street of Coweta, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy; his parents; his son, Bryan Lindeberg; and a brother-in-law, Edward Street.

The service with military honors by Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service begins at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Oswego Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Kindred Hospice or Brown-Bishop Post 704, VFW. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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