Linda Jean Larson

Linda Jean Larson

Linda was born November 18, 1952 to Sam and Barb Giddings in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Anoka High School in 1970 and later earned a certificate for welding at Pine Technical College in 1980.
Linda had four children in her first marriage and was always busy on their hobby farm in Cambridge, MN. She loved animals and had many including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, goats, horses, and an arctic fox at one time. No animal was turned away, so when her kids wanted to bring in salamanders, turtles, mice, hamsters, parakeets, or fish, she helped them do that. She was a stay at home mom until all her children were in school and was very active in 4-H with them. She had several jobs but eventually started working at Hoffman/Pentair and worked there for 31 years.
Linda married Jerry Larson in 1988. They began their adventures together on horses going for many trail rides together. After she began her battle with breast cancer in 1999 they then began 4-wheeling, motorcycling, and collecting/showing their “Old Reds” tractors as it was easier for her. Together they went on many road trips across the United States and Canada in search for these tractors. Linda took great pride in her flower gardens, spending countless hours tending to them. She loved to bake and share her delicious treats with family and friends. She loved feeding and watching the birds, but had a special fondness for the cardinals. After many years of fighting courageously, Linda passed away at her home peacefully with Jerry and her family by her side on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the age of 64. One of her final wishes was to get a last ride on her Harley. Jerry will be taking her on that last ride to the cemetery.
Linda is survived by her husband Jerry Larson of Rush City; her children Jennifer (Scott) Wolf of Rush City, Shawn (Brad) Johnson of Cambridge, Justin (Karina) Heath of Braham, and Shannah (Jake) Jones of Ogilvie; grandchildren Jordon (Shane) Stromberg, Joshua Johnson, Braxton, Benjamin, and Broderick Wolf, Josey and Jacey Jones, Maiah and Makenna Heath; great-grandchildren Leon, Landry, and Asher Stromberg; siblings Sue (Jim) Ploog, Wayne (Sherri) Giddings, Chuck (Tina) Giddings, Kelly (Dan) Moore; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Sam and Barbara Giddings; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Florence Larson.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Linda’s life will be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 3 at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City. A private family interment will take place at the West Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Francis.
TOGETHER WE WILL RIDE AGAIN
ON HEAVEN’S ROADS
ON HORSES, HARLEYS, AND OLD REDS.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City – Olson Chapel
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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