Funeral services for Dr. Peter Lindberg will be on Saturday, October 8th at 11: 00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos.
A reception will follow. Memorial gifts will be directed to PCSANM.
This obituary was posted in Los Alamos Post on September 23 http://www.ladailypost.com/content/obituary-peter-j-lindberg-nov-23-1939-%E2%80%93-sept-13-2016
The church address is 2390 North Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544. A map of the location is HERE
We lost our dear Friend, Doctor, Teacher, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor Dr. Peter Lindberg, MD on Tuesday, September 13, at the University of New Mexico Hospital due to Esophageal Cancer and Complications
He was born in Springfield, Illinois. His father was a hospital administrator, his mother a school nurse. His father had a heart attack and died in front of Peter when he was 10, and this greatly impacted his career choice. He has an older brother. He went to Augustana Lutheran College in Rock Island/ Moline IL.
Dr. Lindberg graduated from University of Chicago Medical School in 1965. He completed his internal medicine residency at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital and his Hematology Fellowship at Rush Medical School in Chicago.
He was stationed with USAF in Clovis for 2 years (1968-1970) before moving back to Chicago in 1970. However, Mary and Peter had fallen in love with NM and moved to Los Alamos in 1972, where he began his practice. It is reported that he received payments in produce and Kachina dolls; and once they found a lamb tied to a tree. Dr. Lindberg found his passion in caring for men with prostate cancer in 1992, and since then has dedicated his career to this specialty. He commuted to Albuquerque since August 2014 to work at New Mexico Cancer Center.
He spoke at many PCSANM annual conferences, and at our regular support group meetings at least once a year. He wrote a quarterly article for the PCSANM Lifeline Newsletter since 2007. He treated or consulted many of our members.
He was an avid bicyclist and gardener, and sang in church choir for many years. He is survived by his wife Mary, and two daughters, Dr. Kirstin Lindberg, and her husband Tim Rennick of Ohio, and Kathy Lindberg, and her husband Shane Black of New York. He was 77 years young.
Please check the Albuquerque Journal, Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico website www.pcsanm.org or our Facebook page for Arrangements and Memorial information.
He was a member of these professional Associations: American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Peter Lindberg, MD was board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. He attended and presented at many of the Urological and Oncological group meetings, and is well known and respected by many doctors and national prostate groups. He had special expertise in 8 areas: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Cancer, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Hepatitis C, Leukemia, Urogenital Cancer (Genitourinary)
He will be missed by his many patients, colleagues, and friends. We express our deepest condolences to his family.
When mentioned to his wife Mary that he sometimes signed his Lifeline articles “ I’m just a humble country doctor”, Mary then told this story: this Peanuts cartoon came out in 1959, when Dr. Lindberg was in College. The first panel, Linus says to Charlie Brown, “When I get big, I’m going to be a humble little country doctor.” The second panel, “I’ll live in the city and every morning I’ll get up, climb into my sports car, and zoom into the country.” The third, “Then I’ll start healing people. I’ll heal everybody for miles around.” Finally, in the last panel, “I’ll be a world famous humble little country doctor.”
He loved it and it became his mantra.
To see the cartoon, go to http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1959/11/10
We are so grateful that he was our humble country doctor, writer, teacher, mentor, speaker, and friend. May God Bless.
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