Wynn Lee “Pooh Bear” Lindquist 38, a proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in Arlee, MT. He was born November 1, 1982 to Steven Lindquist and Leslie McClure in Whitefish, MT, Wynn was the 2nd of 5 children. He was raised in the Ronan and Dixon area. Following his schooling at Ronan School District, he explored multiple employment opportunities including heating and air conditioning, highway construction, trees sales in California, and Jore Enterprises. In November of 2005, Wynn married Stephanie Thomas and they had 3 children, Kordell, Kyree, and Alexa. In 2007 he met Bethany Kosola. They were married June 27, 2010 and had their son, Gaige.
Wynn will be lovingly remembered by his humorous outlook on life. Those around him shared many laughs with his jokes he cracked and the pranks he played. He will forever be remembered by his selfless acts of being more concerned with the needs and wishes of others, than his own. His siblings could always count on him for everything they needed.
Wynn was passionate about many things in life, but his main passion was his children. He enjoyed his time with his children and family members, which included supporting and cheering them on in their multiple sports they played, trips to Missoula specifically for Burger King sandwiches, and luxurious hobo dinners on the tailgate after a successful deer hunt.
You could always find him outdoors bugling in the big bulls or catching trout in his favorite fishing holes. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing, you could find him setting up camp at Blue Bay where he would be doing more fishing, catching crawdads, swimming, and sharing scary campfire stories with his children. He was adamant that bigfoot was real and when he wasn’t listening to stories on the bigfoot channels you could find him tapping the screen and hoping to win big in his online casino games.
Wynn was preceded in his death by Verona Young (Grandmother,) Chuckie “Uncle Buck” McClure, and Gary Hanson (Uncle)
Surviving Wynn are his children, Kordell, Kyree, Alexa and Gaige. Parents; Leslie McClure of Pablo, Steven Lindquist (Charlene) of Arlee. Maternal Grandmother Marge Blixt of Pablo. Sisters; Valen Lindquist, Dillion Lindquist, Keffany Goody (John) and Bobbi Harris. Brothers; Trestin Lindquist, Dannon Lindquist, Bradyn Lindquist, Tyrin Lindquist, Steven Sheeler, Jason Bierman (Sally) and Josh Johnson. Wynn was especially close to his nephews Taigen Lindquist and Dannon Douglas, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 11 A.M on Thursday December 17, 2020 at The Lake Funeral Home. The service will be live streamed for family and friends. The link will be here on Wynn's webpage.