Linda Crain, 70, of Cresco, Iowa died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home in Cresco, Iowa. Linda June Schutte was born June 13, 1947 in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin to Rueben and Marjorie (Ralston) Schutte. She grew up on her family’s farm in rural Castalia, Iowa. Linda graduated from South Winneshiek High School.
Linda was united in marriage to Merlin Crain on July 28, 1965 in West Union, Iowa. To this union four children were born. For most of Linda’s life she was the homemaker for her family. After her children were grown Linda worked several different jobs.
Linda enjoyed shopping, fishing, sewing, gardening and canning. She was born again and baptized by the Holy Spirit on March 27, 1986 and enjoyed studying and reading her bible. She also enjoyed her walks with Merlin and their dog “Buddy”. Her passion was spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her children: Janetta (Bobbey) Butler of Louisiana, Missouri, Sandra Crain of Readlyn, Michelle (Arland) Sears of Decorah and Michael (Kathy Stepan) Crain of Fort Atkinson; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Kathy (Lyle) Tollefson, Dean Schutte and Marsha (Roger) Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles “Chuck” Schutte, and great-granddaughter, Jayden Lynn Crain.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa and one hour before services at the funeral home on Friday.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa with Joel Portman as the Officiant.
Burial will follow Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural West Union, Iowa.
Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.