Linda Sue Schroeder, 60, WykoffPublished 10:24am Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Linda Sue Schroeder, 60, passed away unexpectedly at her home in rural Wykoff, Minn., on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
Linda was born Aug. 19, 1952, in Austin, Minn., the daughter of Thomas and Marian (Snell) Lerum. She was a graduate of Austin High School and then attended Austin Community College. She married Gary Schroeder on April 19, 1975, in Austin. The couple made their home in rural Wykoff. She worked for the Mayo Clinic in the emergency room at St. Marys Hospital as an admissions secretary for 40 years. She retired Dec. 18, 2012.
Linda was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff where she sang in the church choir and was active in their circles. She enjoyed sports, especially the Vikings and Twins, going to plays, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Joseph (Jody) Schroeder of Oronoco; one daughter, Sarah (Bryan) Konisiewicz of Rockville, Md.; her four beautiful grandchildren, Grace, Thomas, Raylee and James; her parents, Marian and Thomas Lerum of Austin; two sisters, Paula (Melvin) Davis of Bagley, Minn., Pam ( Don) Naatz of Waltham, Minn.; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary on Dec. 10, 2005.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert V. Stohlmann and the Rev. Peter J. Sestak co-officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in the Fillmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday and at the church on Friday an hour before the service. The family prefers memorials be given to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Fillmore Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.