Linda Klocek, 68, Alden

Published 3:01 pm Saturday, June 16, 2012

Linda Josephine Klocek, 68, of Alden, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Clarks, Neb. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Casmir Catholic Church in Wells. The Rev. Thomas Niehaus will officiate and burial will be in St. Casmir Cemetery in Wells. Visitation will be held today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Klocek

Linda was born Dec. 15, 1943, in Shelby, Neb., the daughter of William and Barbara (Wurtz) Kohl. She was a Clarks High School graduate. She married Hubert Klocek on May 1, 1965, at St. Casmir in Wells. She attended school in Minneapolis to become an X-ray lab technician. She worked at the Wells Hospital, Club 90 in Alden as a waitress, as a nurse assistant in Thorne Crest of Albert Lea, and was an assistant cook at Alden Conger Schools until retirement. Linda was a member of the Alden American Legion Auxiliary, the Lions Club and the Red Hats. She volunteered at the Alden Food Shelf and helped with senior dining. She was a very giving person and would do anything to help someone in need. She loved gardening, canning and feeding her birds.

Linda is survived by her son Kent Klocek of Kiester; daughter Robin (Troy) Olson of Byron; sister Arlyce Kohl of Clarks, Neb.; Nephew Sean (Tina) Kohl of Texas and his children Vaughn and Griffin; nephew Eric Kohl of Maryland. She is also survived by many in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hubert, her brother William Kohl Jr. and his wife Bonnie; and by a daughter in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the ALS Association or to the donor’s choice.