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In Memoriam: D.C. Lind

Donald C. (D.C.) Lind III, 46, died on September 7 in Van Buren, Arkansas of an apparent heart attack.

He was the son of Don C. Lind, former owner of Mid-South Dredging Company in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

D.C. worked for Mid-South Dredging Company (then named Midwest Dredging Company) starting as a young teenager, and advanced to vice president and project manager. When the company went out of business in 1998, he started a construction company, building commercial and residential buildings.

“D.C.’s first love was always dredging,” said his father Don, but he went into construction to be near his family.
Don Lind reported that the small St. Luke Lutheran Church in Fort Smith was overflowing for the funeral, and that 550 people signed in at the funeral home the night before.

Mr. Lind is survived by his wife Paula, children Jessica Ann, 17, and D.C. Lind IV, 12; father and stepmother Don C. and Julianne Lind, brothers Eric and Kurt, a sister Jennifer, and two step brothers Jeff and Jason Moore.

Donations may be made in Mr. Lind’s name to College Fund for Children, Paula Lind Special Account, c/o BancorpSouth, 1222 Rogers Ave., P.O. Box 47, Ft. Smith, AR 72902, Acct. 1119416350; and Building Fund, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, 5401 Free Ferry Road; Ft. Smith, AR 72903.

Editor's Note: My staff and I extend our deepest sympathy to D.C.’s family for their sad loss. I first met him 24 years ago, and have the greatest respect and admiration for him, for his father Don, and for the entire Lind family. I hope our readers who have kept their back issues will read the article about one of the dredging projects he managed, on the Savannah River in 1994, in our November/December 1994 issue. Anyone wishing a copy can request one by calling the IDR editorial office. Judith Powers.

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