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LINDEN, Mary T. 1920-2011


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 2/22/2023 at 15:51:46

Mary Theresa Linden
(April 11, 1920 - December 31, 2011)

Northwood Anchor, Northwood, Iowa, Wed., Jan 4, 2012, p.9
Mary Theresa Linden, 91, of Northwood, formerly of Joliet, Ill., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood. A memorial Mass for Mary was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minong, Wis., with the Rev. James Kinney officiating. Inurnment was held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Minong, Wis. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, June 9, at the church. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Mr. Robert Linden, 128 East North St., Manly, IA 50456, and they will be given to the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, in her memory. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 E. Spring St., Manly, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Theresa (Lesh) Linden, was born on April 11, 1920, the daughter of Albert and Emily (Hibler) Lesh. She was united in marriage to Harry "Swede" Linden, Jr. on Aug. 16, 1937, at Crown Point, Ind. Harry preceded her in death in February 1989. Mary worked at the Joliet Ammunition/TNT plant during World War II, and at Sickles in Joliet, Illinois. Mary and Harry retired to Minong, Wis., in 1978. Mary resided in Minong, Wis., until June of 1994, moving to Joliet, Ill., until December of 1996, when she returned to Minong, Wis., moving to Manly, Iowa, in October of 2000. Mary became a resident of the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa, on April 30, 2007, and resided there until her death on Dec. 31, 2011. The staff and residents became Mary's extended family for the wonderful care she received by the many super caring staff. Mary enjoyed cooking, baking, her family, playing pool, music, especially polka and the staff dancing with her during the days of music time at the Lutheran Retirement Home, fishing, bingo, activities at the Minong Senior Center, doing crafts, and ceramics. Mary was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Manly, Iowa, and also of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minong, Wis. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary at New Lenox, Ill., and the American Legion Post 465 of Minong, Wisconsin. Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Sandra "Mitzi" (Larry) Weber of Sussex, Wis., Phyllis (Ray) Love of Punta Gorda, Fla., Robert (Beverly) Linden of Manly, Iowa, and Lawrence (Kathy) Linden of Minong, Wis.; 10 grandchildren, David (Mary Jo) Weber, Steven (Jill) Weber, Christine Daniel, Marc Van Oudt, Michael Oudt, Carolyn (George) Goeders, Robert Linden Jr., Emily, Molly, and Samantha Linden; 10 great-grandchildren, Lisa Fournace, Elizabeth Weber, Ray and Eric Compos, Andrew and Sarah Daniel, Mac Van Oudt, Valerie (Matt) Abrams, Chelsea and David Linden; two great-great grandchildren, Connor Haberman, and Bryck M. Abrams; two sisters, Frances Altiery and Rose Slimak of Joliet, Ill.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many other extended family members and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Emily Lesh; husband, Harry E. Linden Jr., brothers Victor, Stanley, and Edward Lesh; sisters, Olga Andros, and Katie Brethorst; and a great-grandson, David Amarine.


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