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Linda M. Wead


Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Linda M. Wead



Linda M. Wead, age 64, longtime Preston, Minn. resident died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a lengthy illness.

Linda was born September 5, 1948, in Preston to Edwin and Evelyn (Weigand) Hovelson. She graduated from Preston High School in 1966.

She married Dennis Wead of Lanesboro, Minn. on April 18, 1969 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.

Linda had several talents and trades throughout her life. She worked for AT&T Telephone., Preston Care Center, Branding Iron, Eagle Bluff and Chics Pizza. She also owned the White Corner Cafe in Fountain, Minn.

Linda was also a local artisan. She made rag rugs, garden markers, watermelon pickles, whirlygigs, canned goods and best of all, her famous holiday baking.

Linda also admired hummingbirds, pansies and her garden. She also enjoyed watching Daniel O’Donnell on TV and listening to his music.

Her most enjoyable times were spent with her grandsons, family and close friends.

She is survived by her husband Dennis, her daughter Sara (Blaine) York of Lanesboro, two grandsons, Zaccary and Harlee Wead and one step-grandson Dylan, one brother, James (Karel) Hovelson of Cornelius, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and four great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, and two brothers, Richard and Robert Hovelson.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, 0 June 22 at Thauwald Funeral in Preston from 1 pm to 3 pm. Burial will be at a later date.

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