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Linda Horst

Linda Esther Horst, 83, passed away Feb. 9, 2010, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.

She was born Nov. 24, 1926 to Fredrick and Anna (Thielmann) Horst in Alvord, Iowa. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Linda worked as a seamstress for Wadena County. Through the years her interests were in gardening, reading, embroidery, collecting cans for the youth at her church, walking, and caring for her pet Toby. She lived in Wadena for most of her life and will be remembered as someone who truly cared for others.

Funeral services were held February 12, 2010 in the St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena, with the Rev. Stephen Meltzer officiating. Pallbearers were George Deiss, Jim Wynn, Allan Lynk, Larry Clark, Gary Condiff, and Larry Rogers. Interment was in the Wadena Cemetery in Wadena. Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (

Survivors include her sister, Lois Fearing of Menahga; nieces and nephews; and great nephews and nieces.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Fredrick in 1964 and Anna in 1995; and her sister, Betty in 2007.