Mary M. Linde, 77, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Funeral services for Mary M. Linde, age 77, of Albert Lea will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14,

at Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. Rev. John Henriksen will officiate. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

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Mary died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Mary M. Linde was born May 17, 1927, to Alex and Helen (Kantaris) Garufis in Mason City, Iowa. On Feb. 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Paul Bull. The couple had three children: Alex, Linda, and Mark.

Following Paul’s death, Mary married Robert Linde on Sept. 18, 1965, in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She enjoyed cooking and camping but especially loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; son, Mark and wife Karen Bull; daughter, Linda Bull; grandsons: Brad and special friend Beth Smith, and Matt and his fiancee Kellie Jensen; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Bull, all of Mason City, Iowa; brother, Nick and wife Janet Garufis of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sister-in-law, Arlene Zielske of Albert Lea; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dean and Mavis Linde of

Pinehurst, Texas; and nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Alex; first husband, Paul; and sister, Katherene.