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Linda Jean Kreller Gehrke Kreller

Linda Jean Kreller Gehrke Kreller


Linda Jean Kreller Gehrke Kreller, 62, of Staples, died Oct. 10, 2013, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

She was born July 3, 1951, in Minot, N.D., to George and Marjorie (Heglund) Kreller.

Linda started her elementary education at Omaha School for the Deaf in Omaha, Neb. Later her family moved to Pine River, Minn., and Linda continued her education at Faribault School for the Deaf in Faribault, Minn., where she graduated from high school.

Her interests/talents were many; she could sew, knit, crochet, cook and bake, to name a few. Her love of horses was at the top of the list.

Survivors include her former husband of more than 20 years, friend and confidant, David Gehrke Sr., Deerwood; three daughters, Sara (Douglas) Batt, Pillager, Sally (Brian) Oren, Ironton, and Cherry Gehrke; 10 grandchildren; mother, Marjorie Kreller; five brothers; five sisters; brothers- and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her father, George Kreller, and one son, David Gehrke Jr.

Linda will be forever loved and missed.

Visitation was at noon, Tuesday, October 15. The funeral was at 1 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby. The burial is Thursday, October 17 at 1 pm at Silver Brook Cemetery in Wrenshall, MN.