Thresher Base

United States Submarine Veterans


Mrs. Vivian (Dabruzzi) Lindstrom

Family Member Guest Speaker


Vivian (Dabruzzi) Lindstrom is the daughter of Samuel J. Dabruzzi ETN2 Reactor Control Operator USS Thresher (SSN593).


After graduating from high school in Hastings, MN, Vivian (Viv) first began an education in Accounting and then decided to stay home with her children working part time jobs so she could be more available to her children. Her oldest child, a son, had special needs and challenges and needed the extra attention.


In 2005, after going back to college, she graduated from Inver Hills College in Inver Grove Heights, MN (AS Accounting) with major coursework also attending Metropolitan State University in St Paul, MN. She attained the Dean’s List several semesters. Viv currently works as an Accountant in the Multi-Family housing industry in St Paul, MN working with Market Rate, Affordable, and Commercial housing.


Having grown up in the midst of the ski resort industry, Viv skied competitively in MN, WI, and CO until she was 19, ending her racing years with a first place title nationwide at Copper Mountain in Colorado in February 1979. Viv still enjoys skiing as well as hunting, bowling, running, and music. Her favorite past times are; short road trips with her husband in their 1931 Model A and spending time with her grandchildren.


Viv is actively involved in church activities at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Glenwood City, WI where she is council member, a vocal soloist, hand bells, and is currently learning guitar to lead worship instrumentally as well as vocally.


Viv lives in Glenwood City, WI with her husband Craig. Her son, Tim, just completed his Computer Networking degree and is currently searching for employment in St Paul MN. Her older daughter, Christine, is working towards her paralegal degree and lives with her fiancé and their 2 children in Glenwood City, WI. An August 2014 wedding is being planned. Viv’s younger daughter, Jenny, works in Customer Service and is considering a degree in Hospitality. She lives in Red Wing, MN. Her stepson Jon works in Business Management and her stepson Jim works in the Criminal Justice system as an officer. Both stepsons reside in MN.












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