Linda L. Leibold

linda leibold

July 10, 1947 ~ February 22, 2023

Resided in: Waucoma, IA

Linda L. Leibold, age 75, of Waucoma, IA passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Elkader, IA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma with Father Nick Radloff celebrating the mass.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waucoma.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma with a 3:30 PM Rosary and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Linda was born July 10, 1947, the daughter of Clem and Bernice (DeSloover) Langreck.  She attended and graduated from Turkey Valley High School.  After completing her education, Linda moved to New Hampton where she was a nanny for a number of years.  While at a wedding dance, Linda caught the eye of Linus Leibold.  The couple were united on August 2, 1969 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lawler, IA.  They made their home in Waucoma where they welcomed their three daughters, Ann, Nancy, and Sally.  Throughout the years, Linda and Linus worked together as they owned and operated Leibold Motors/Bears Mini Mart until 1999.  As a retirement gift to each other, Linda and Linus purchased a lake home at Jefferson Lake in Minnesota.  They enjoyed spending their summers on the lake, fishing with their family.  Even after losing Linus in 2002, Linda remained on the lake in the summers for another 12 years.  She also began working at Walmart during that time.  Even though, Linda was “retired,” she wasn’t ready to sit down as she went to work for the Waucoma Library which was a perfect fit since she loved reading to her great grandchildren.  When not at work or at the lake, Linda enjoyed taking trips with Linus and later her daughter, Nancy.  Her family was her greatest joy and took every advantage to spend precious time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed dirtying her hands with flowers and vegetable gardening.  Linda was also a bit of a card shark, playing euchre in a card club for many years.  Never wanting to be left out, Linda became more adventurous and outgoing even to the point of overcoming her fear of water by wading in the ocean.

Linda was an active member of Catholic Daughters of America, Catholic Order of Foresters, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She also was a 4H leader for many years with Eden Outer Limits of Waucoma.

Those left to cherish Linda’s memory are her children, Ann (David) Winter of Elkader, IA and Nancy Leibold of Decorah, IA; her grandchildren, Jessica (Erik) Gran, Chelsey (Jason) Matthias, Nicholas (Paige) Winter, Nichole (Chase) Leech, Kayla (Cody) Kuehl; her great grandchildren, Shaniel, Savanna, Sawyer, Edison, Beckett, and Knox; her siblings, Marilyn (Gary) Baack of Marion, IA, Dee (Merle) Brannon of New Hampton, IA, Jan (Chuck) Bittner of Clarksville, IA, James (Mary) Langreck of Lawler, IA, Susan (Steve) Mahoney of Ionia, IA and Gladys (Bill) Hruska of Lawler, IA and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Linus; her daughter, Sally and great grandson, Coby.

The family would like to say a special thank you to St. Croix Hospice for the care they gave Linda in her final weeks.


Visitation: February 27, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Waucoma
218 3rd St NW
Waucoma, IA 52171

(563) 569-8359

Rosary: February 27, 2023 3:30 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Waucoma
218 3rd St NW
Waucoma, IA 52171

(563) 569-8359

Visitation: February 28, 2023 9:00 am - 10:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Waucoma
218 3rd St NW
Waucoma, IA 52171

(563) 569-8359

Mass of Christian Burial: February 28, 2023 10:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Waucoma
218 3rd St NW
Waucoma, IA 52171

(563) 569-8359

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  1. Nancy, I am so sorry. I was so shocked to hear of Linda’s passing. Her and I chatted one day that her, you and I should get together for lunch. Now I wish we would have. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I have fond memories of her at the Langreck family reunions when I was with Steve Gossling. Hugs and prayers! 🙏

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the family. She was such a nice lady and we will miss her. Alden and Marie Panos

  3. Linda and I started at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in 1953 ish and were together through high school graduation. I left so bad for her when Linus died because they were great together.
    I remember Linda was always looking out for others; don’t know if she did that for herself. She was one of the nicest persons I have ever met. I send my best to her daughters and their families. You can be very proud that she was your mother.
    Mark Scally 1965 graduate from high school with her.

  4. You have my deepest sympathy – Linda and I worked together at the Library. She was always very enjoyable to be around. May she rest in peace.

  5. My sympathy to your family. I worked with Linda at Walmart. I enjoyed our talks then and even after she retired. She will be missed.

  6. Sorry for your mother’s passing was friend’s on your mom’s side of the family and old neighbors of your great grandparents John and Lena langerick

  7. Our sympathy to all of Linda’s family. LeRoy was a classmate and enjoyed visiting at our get togethers with classmates.

  8. I will miss stopping in at the Library and visiting with Linda. Will miss playing Euchre with 2 jokers at our old card club. Rest in peace Linda.

  9. Linda was a very lovely person and a very nice classmate. We were friends all thru high school and since then. She will be terribly missed. Now she is with her husband and daughter. Condolences to the family. She will be missed. Love you Lorraine and Russell Karnik

  10. My deepest sympathy to all of Linda’s family at this time. I met Linda when my granddaughters were going to Turkey Valley school and later on we connected on facebook, such a sweet lady, I always enjoyed all the posts of the beautiful flowers and all the polka music that she would put on facebook. Keep her memories close to you hearts, my thoughts and prayers to all the family.

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