Graveside services held Sunday in Elgin


Graveside services held Sunday in Elgin

Linda J. Johnson, 66, of West Union, formerly of Elgin, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

A graveside memorial service was held Sunday, July 14, at the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, with the Rev. Chris Ebbers as the officiant.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, assisted the family with arrangements.

Born Feb. 18, 1947, in Postville, Linda was the daughter of Dale and Marie (Erhardt) DeSart. 

She graduated from Valley High School in 1965.

On Aug. 21, 1966, Linda and Ernie Johnson were united in marriage in Strawberry Point. They lived in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany, for a few years while Ernie was in the service.  They were later divorced.

Following the divorce Linda moved back to West Union, where she worked as a legal secretary for the Estes, Antes and Allbee Law Firm for 25 years until 2002, when disability forced her into retirement. 

Linda was a member of United Methodist Church in West Union, the Elgin Historical Society, and Patterson Cemetery. 

She enjoyed reading, cats, her computer, and joyriding on her scooter around West Union. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to visit friends. 

Linda’s parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristine (Jamie) Koenigs of Stacyville; four grandchildren, Colton (fiancée Amber Kern) Rader of Osage, Jordon Rader of Stacyville, Hayley (Nick) Pettey of Okinawa, Japan, and Bryn Koenigs of Stacyville; a great-grandson; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Linda’s name ma

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