Professor Emeritus David Lindberg, 1939-2012

January 2, 2013 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

David S. Lindberg, professor emeritus at Elmhurst College and former chair of the political science department, passed away on December 29, 2012. He was 73.


Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Bethel United Church of Christ in Elmhurst.

Professor Lindberg taught political science at Elmhurst College from 1967 to 2007, and served as chair of the political science department from 1998 to 2006. He also was a faculty advisor to pre-law students, as well as for the Progressive Political Students group and the Mock Trial Team. In 2002, he won the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

“He brought to the political science department dedication and expertise in political philosophy and law, commitment to his students and their development as citizens and human beings, and a cheerful, gentle and agreeable spirit,” said Alzada Tipton, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

He also was an active member of the Elmhurst community, serving on the Elmhurst Community Unit District 205 School Board for 16 years and as a Little League manager for 16 years. He was a member of Bethel United Church of Christ for 35 years.

Professor Lindberg is survived by his wife, Ardathe; two sons, Eric (Sunita) and Jonathan; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Elmhurst College for the Mock Trial Team are appreciated. To make your gift, please visit this secure website (select “Other” for type of donation and specify “Lindberg Mock Trial Fund”) or call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (630) 617-6424. Gifts also may be mailed to Elmhurst College, Attn: Office of Development, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

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