Linda Waldemar, 65, Albert Lea

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The celebration of life for Linda Rae Waldemar will be at 2 p.m. Friday,  at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Richard Spande will officiate. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the service at Bonnerup Funeral Service.


Linda Waldemar passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. She was 65 years old.

Linda was born on June 2, 1947, to Chester and Valborg (Olson) Qualley. She was baptized and confirmed in the Grace Lutheran Church and graduated from Albert Lea High School. In 1964 she married Jerry Waldemar and together they had three children. She held various jobs in Albert Lea, but most recently was in reception at Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Linda enjoyed photography, her Minnesota Twins and Vikings, dancing, reading, camping and watching the birds. She was a joyful spirit with a positive attitude who held her family and friends near and dear to her heart.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Dale Qualley.

Linda is survived by her loving companion, Jim Brown of Ellendale; former husband, Jerry Waldemar of Sunray, Texas; children: Ross (April) Waldemar of Sunray, Kelly (Tom) Cavalco of Wabasha and Heidi (Matt) Moore of Sunray; grandchildren: Justin (Tiffany Carlson) Herrera of Albert Lea, Katelyn Cavalco of Wabasha, Jordyn Cavalco of Wabasha, Skyler Goolsby of Sunray Colter Goolsby of Sunray and Sunny Moore of Sunray; great-granddaughter Maddi Herrera of Albert Lea; brother Gerald (Judy) Qualley of Owatonna; nieces and nephews; andspecial cousin, Doris (Kraig) Smeby.

Special thanks to Good Samaritan Society, Albert Lea Hospice, and especially to Maribeth Walton, for their compassion and care.