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Joanne Linder, 1933-2019

Funeral services for Joanne Linder, a former Albert Lea resident, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Joanne Linder

Joanne passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Lenexa, Kansas. She was 86.

She was born to Helen and Lester Bugher on Jan. 8, 1933, in Omaha, Nebraska. Joanne attended St. Marys Nursing School, where she became a nurse. She spent her entire life helping others. Joanne worked at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea for many years. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church of Albert Lea, where she was always active.

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Peter Linder.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Syrvalin; husband, David; and grandsons Carter and Sawyer of Williamsburg, Virginia; as well as her son, Peter, his wife, Rhonda, and grandchildren Peyton, Avery and Owen of Chanhassen.

Peter and Joanne retired to Mountain Home, Arkansas, where they lived until moving to Gardner, Kansas, in 2009. She always enjoyed gardening, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. Joanne was very active where she lived, sharing various activities with the residents around her.

The Linder family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff at Delmar Gardens in Lenexa for taking care of Joanne for the past several years.