Linda Kelly, 73, of St. Olaf, Iowa formerly of McGregor, Iowa died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Linda Lou was born December 29, 1944 to Lloyd Robert and Dorothy Anna (Kautman) Meana in McGregor, Iowa. She graduated from McGregor High School.
Linda was united in marriage with Roger LeRoy Kelly on August 8, 1964 at St. Pius Catholic Church – Cherry Mound near Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Nine children were born to this union. Linda farmed with her husband and also worked at MPC in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and White Springs Supper Club in McGregor, Iowa.
Linda enjoyed camping and fishing most weekends when her kids were growing up. The time spent at the campgrounds bring back fond memories. She was an avid euchre player and you would find cards in her hands at many family functions. She loved her Sunday night bingo. She also enjoyed sneaking to the casino and lunch with her family members on the boat. But most of all, Linda enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her children, Kim Kelly of Dubuque, Iowa, Cheryl (Brian) Rodenberg of McGregor, Iowa and their children, Allison (Kevin) Hoffman and Blake Rodenberg, Bonnie (Rodney Cook, fiance’) Kelly of McGregor, Iowa and her children, Robert (Sara) Wiemerslage and their children Harrison and Thea, and Danielle (Dustin) Becwar and their children Lilly and Connor, Frank (Sara) Kelly of St. Olaf, Iowa and their children, Austin (Alycia), Neil, Ben and Elliot Kelly, Bill Kelly of St. Olaf, Iowa, Christopher Kelly of St. Olaf, Iowa, Bekki Kelly of St. Olaf, Iowa and her children Autumn and Brooklyn Kelly; Sarah (Marvin) Kelly-Walters of McGregor, Iowa and their son, Cole Kelly; three step-daughters, Amanda (Travis) Garlow, Kristin and Kellie Walters; her siblings, Patsy (Adrian) Kinley, Rita Graham, Jim Meana and Sharon “Sis” (Michael) Strnad; siblings-in-law, Mary (Joe) Kruse-Emerson and Joan (Don) Ewing and niece, Sue Tinkham, who is like a sister.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Roger on December 10, 1982; daughter, Lisa Ann Kelly; her parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Meana; and her siblings, Betty Tinkham, John Meana, Shirley Meana, Donald Meana, Joan Kinley, Jerry Meana and Ruth Ann Meyer.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a 6:30 pm Scripture Service on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor. Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church on Thursday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, McGregor, Iowa with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant.
Burial will be held at St. Pius Cemetery in Harpers Ferry, Iowa.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements