Dr. Jack Lind – InForum

Dr. Jack Lind - InForum

Jackson William Lind passed away quietly in his sleep on Saturday, August 6th in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Jack was born on April 29th, 1936 to Vivian Henry “Jack” and Vera Lind in Bertha, MN. He grew up in Aneta, ND where he attended high school with his two sisters (Pat and Marilyn). Jack was a talented athlete who participated in every sport and developed a love for running that stayed with him his entire life. He was very fond of his hometown and enjoyed going back to spend time hunting in the countryside and always looked forward to attending the annual Aneta Turkey BBQ, a tradition that began when his father first helped organize the event in 1961.

After high school, Jack went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota Medical School and Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston, NC. He completed his residency at Charles T. Miller Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Jack spent 25 years as a family practice physician. He served as the Chemical Dependency Director at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo and was the Advisor to the Board for The Center Rehab facility for 20 years.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jack decided to return to college at the University of North Dakota in 1989 to pursue his passion for psychiatry, earning his degree in 1992. As a licensed psychiatrist, he opened EcuNet Mental Health Services. He was one of the founding partners of Psychiatric Medicine Associates and a board member of Prairie Psychiatric Center. Throughout his career as a psychiatrist, Jack served as a consultant to a number of treatment centers in Fargo and was a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Department of Neurosciences. After a 52-year career in the medical field, Jack finally determined it was time to retire. He cared deeply for his patients and enjoyed the fulfillment he received from helping others.

Jack’s love for adventure stemmed from a young age when he and three friends from high school decided to buy an airplane and learn how to fly. He often reminisced about his many hunting trips with friends and rides on his Harley Davidson to Sturgis. Many memories also included the good times he shared when visiting his sister Pat Solberg’s family’s mountain retreat in Cook City, MT.


Jack and his wife Bonnie always enjoyed exploring new destinations with their close group of neighbors from South Fargo. When they moved to the lake, they took up golfing, water skiing, and spent many evenings on boat rides or around the bon fire with family and close friends from Big McDonald. One of Jack’s favorite pastimes was watching his grandchildren play on the beach and try new water activities on the lake.

Jack leaves behind Bonnie, his wife of 41 years and their three children, son Christopher (Crystal) Lind of Lisbon, ND; daughter, Stephanie (Brent) Hodgson of Argusville, ND; sound, Jacob (Megan) Lind of Fargo; and three children by previous marriage, daughter, Stephanie (Dan) Zinck of Fargo; sound, Jack (Karen) Lind of Fargo; and son, Leif Lind of Fargo; son-in-law, Bob Bliss of Minneapolis, MN; sisters, Pat Solberg of Fargo and Marilyn Short of Aneta, ND; sisters-in-law, Connie Drescher of Conger, MN and Alane Selland of Bismarck, ND. He also leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Vera Lind; daughter, Valerie Bliss; great-granddaughter, Taylor Bliss; niece, Dawn Short; nephew, Bradley Brosseau; grandnephew, Peter Griffin; brothers-in-law, Wayne Solberg, Wayne Short, Ron Drescher, and Rick Arenstein; and sister-in-law Carol Arenstein.

Memorial Service: 11:00am, Thursday, August 11, 2022 at First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home website.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.hansonrunsvold.com

Arrangements entrusted to Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home – Fargo, ND


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