Linda M. Knecht

linda knecht
Linda M. Knecht, age 54 of Elma, IA passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, IA. Linda Marie Knecht was born on September 23, 1959 to Arnold and Helen “Veronica” (Fangman) Knecht in New Hampton. She grew up the youngest of six children on the family farm near Elma. She attended school in New Hampton. After receiving her education, Linda worked for Comprehensive Systems in Elma. Then moving to New Hampton in 2001, when she joined the residents at New Hampton Comps Systems Group Home. While living in New Hampton she looked forward to her Saturday morning bowling and being the life of the party. In recent years she joined the Charles City Comprehensive System Memory Unit. She enjoyed listening to country music, television, her pet cats, crocheting; but especially going to the Special Olympics. Linda’s pride and joy were her nieces and nephews. Linda is survived by her brothers, Jim (Barb) Knecht of Marysville, KS, Dale Knecht of Thompson, IA, Dean (Sheila) Knecht of Kalona, IA, Darrell (Cindy) Knecht of Elma; her nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold in 2000 and Helen in 1995; and her brother, Tom Knecht in 2001.

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  1. As a neighbor when she was born I will always have fond memories of Linda. With deepest sympathy to her brothers.

  2. I have fun memories of Linda through the years at Comp Systems. She loved to sing and dance – even liked to “flirt with the boys” now and then. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of God.

  3. Linda and I rode the same school bus for several years. She always had a smile and her admiration for her brother, Darrell was always evident (as was his dedication to her).

  4. Linda rode our school bus, she was always happy and loved to greet people as they got on the bus. May she rest in peace.

  5. The Knechts were cousins that we always enjoyed seeing – and usually it wasn’t often enough. Linda loved company and loved being the center of everything. 🙂 We got to see “everything” when Linda was around – she shared her world with excitement that you couldn’t ignore. She was a special cousin. Great memories – she will be missed. Boys, love & prayers to each of you.

  6. We all had so much fun with Linda in Elma. She really was the life of the party. She was greatly missed when she moved from New Hampton. I can imagine the fun her and her best friend Susie are having now. My deepest sympathies to you all.

  7. Jim, Dale, Dean, Darrell and families,
    Sorry to hear of Linda’s passing, remember all the great years as neighbors. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Patrick Palmersheim

  8. Linda was my sister Suzie’s very best friend in the world. We learned of her passing yesterday by the NH Group Home where they met each other. This was the sweetest friendship in the world. They passed away less than a year apart & they are now reunited once again. I have a memory I’d like to share with the family when you have time after your services. Love to Linda & my Sympathy to each of you. Joan (Marion) Petrich

  9. ) No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is alway there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear(Psalms 65:2)

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