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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Linda Holland

  • Linda Holland, 90, of Mason City, Iowa, formerly of St. James, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City, Iowa.


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  •     Linda Holland, 90, of Mason City, Iowa, formerly of St. James, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City, Iowa.
        Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Odin with Reverend Carla Reierson officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Odin.
        Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and will continue for one hour prior to the services at the church.
        Malinda Eleanor Alma Nibbe, the youngest of nine children, was born to William and Amanda (Jasper) Nibbe on the family farm near Darfur, Minnesota. She grew up and attended rural school near Darfur. She graduated from Butterfield High School.
        On September 23, 1943 she was united in marriage to Alfred Holland in Darfur. The couple made their home on the family farm near Butterfield where they raised their family. She lived on the farm until Alfred’s death in 1983, when she moved to St. James where she did babysitting for many years. In 2007 she moved to Mason City, Iowa to be closer to her family.
        Linda enjoyed playing cards, watching the Twins and participating in family celebrations. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their dogs.
        Survivors include her children, Barb Lauen and her husband Harry Lundis of Emmons, MN, Bob (Shirley) Holland of Woodbury, MN and Paula (Peter) Halverson of Ventura, IA; sister, Esther Jacobson of St. James, MN; grandchildren, Tracy (Marc) Erickson of Emmons, MN, Sherri Lauen of Minneapolis, MN, Andrew (Heather) Lauen of Lake Mills, IA, Andrea (Russell) Turner of Atlanta, GA, Heather Holland and her husband Darren Fagan of Atlanta, GA, Matthew Halverson of Longmont, CO, Amanda Halverson of St. Paul, MN and Brittany (Rudy) Chihak of Orlando, FL; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley (Andrew) Yost, Amber Erickson, Matthew Erickson, Autumn Lauen, Summer Lauen, Davis Snider, Lindsey Turner and Holland Fagan; great-great-grandson, Trey Yost; many nieces, nephews; and special friends, Phil, Cris, Veronica, Cristian and Mattie Maher of Milwaukee, WI.
        Linda was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Andrew; great-grandson, McCale; and seven brothers and sisters.
        Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.
        Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James, MN. You may send the family condolences online at http://www.sturmfh.com.

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