The seventh child of Reverend EH Lindquist and Esther Nyberg Lindquist, he spent his childhood wherever his father pastored, including Seattle, Wa. and Kingsburg, Ca. He graduated from Ballard High School in Seattle and attended Fresno State College.
In 1940, Stan married Ingrid Walden from Kingsburg. Thereafter, he taught at John Muir Elementary School in Fresno, worked as a USDA fruit inspector, and then served as a Combat Army Medic in World War II. In Germany, when he went to aid a fellow soldier, a mine explosion shattered both legs and irreparably damaged his right eye; injuries earning him the Purple Heart. After a year of rehabilitation, he attended University of Chicago, completing a Ph.D. in psychology in 1950, while also teaching at Trinity Bible College. When he returned to Fresno, he joined the new Psychology Department at Fresno State College. He served there as a professor, and many years as Department Chairperson, until retiring in 1990.
Dr. Lindquist took a sabbatical from 1961 to 1962, residing in Paris, France with his wife and sons. While traveling, he noticed missionaries and pastors experiencing struggles in their cross-cultural ministry. Back in Fresno, he established Link Care Center in 1965, which has provided Christian oriented counseling and psychotherapy to over 5,000 pastors, missionaries, and families. In addition to developing Link Care, university teaching, and counseling in private practice, Dr. Lindquist was a dedicated leader and lifelong member of Evangelical Free Church, Fresno. He exhibited a passion for wood turning and created beautiful bowls and vases. His extensive travels included Africa and Russia in his late eighties. He wrote five books and his memoirs, finishing his last work months before he passed away in 2013.