Linda M Zeimetz

linda zeimetz
Linda M. Zeimetz, 74, of Elma, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester, MN, surrounded by loved ones. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 26th 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Elma. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 25th at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary and a 3:45 p.m. Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Linda was born on December 6, 1947 to Walter and Dorothy (Johnson) Anderson in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Linda moved with her family to New Hampton, Iowa in 1956 and later graduated from high school there in 1965. After graduation she moved to the Twin Cities to work at the University of Minnesota. On one of her trips back and forth from Minneapolis to New Hampton she happened to stop a local establishment in Elma where she met Zip. The two hit it off and were married on June 17, 1977, at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, Iowa. The couple made their home in Elma where they raised their children. Linda had a number of jobs over the years but being a mother and an educator were her most prominent roles. Linda cared deeply about her family and her community. She worked as a para professional at Elma Elementary for many years where she touched many young minds that passed through the school and was active in volunteering in various organizations associated with her church and children’s schools. She was a Girl Scout leader and was a member to the Immaculate Conception Rosary Society. Linda was known for her goofy, infectious, sense of humor and always having a smile for her friends. She loved unconditionally and always put others needs ahead of her own. Linda was a huge fan of the Crestwood Cadets and followed her children’s sporting events throughout high school and beyond. Linda enjoyed spending time with her close group of friends which included her sisters. Her pastimes included quilting, golfing, reading, cooking, travelling, attending her grandchildren’s events, and trips to the casino. Linda is survived by her husband of 45 years, Francis (Zip), of Elma, IA; children Sara (Bob) Schaudenecker of Kasson, MN, Scott (Amy) Zeimetz of Lawrence, KS; grandchildren Liam and Landon Schaudenecker, Evelyn and Henry Zeimetz; sisters Karen Anderson, Sue (Norm) Pihale, both of New Hampton, Nancy Anderson of Plymouth MN; sisters-in-law Gayle Anderson of Webster City, IA, Mary Zeimetz of Rochester, MN, Cathy (Jim) Nosbisch of Stewartville, MN, LouAnn (John) Huegel of Charles City, IA, Susan (Jerry) Marr of Spring Valley, MN, Marie (Denny) Smith, Tina (Dale) Roethler, Barb (Pat) Smith, and Mary Jo (Mike Boss) Friedrich all of Elma, IA, brothers-in-law, Roger (Angie) Zeimetz of Spring Valley, MN, Mike (Rosie) Zeimetz, Nick (Teresa) Zeimetz, Francis (Carol) Smith, Bob Flaherty, all of Elma, IA, Larry Zeimetz of Arizona, and lots of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Walter and Dorothy Anderson; mother and father-in-law, Nicholas and Lidwina Zeimetz; brothers Douglas and David Anderson; sisters-in-law, Linda Smith, Ella Mae Anderson, Janet Flaherty, Marilyn Kiernan, brothers-in law Virgil Zeimetz, Tom Zeimetz, Kenny Kiernan, Lonnie Friedrich; and nephews David Scott Anderson and Troy Kiernan.

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  1. My deepest condolences Zip, Sara, Scott and all your families. Linda was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs to you all🙏🥰

  2. Sending sincere sympathy to the family of Linda. Linda, Ruthie and me!! Darn it girls you left me alone! Miss you both! Oh the memories!!

  3. So sorry to hear this. Didn’t realize she was sick. Knew all of her family from church in new Hampton. Great family

  4. Thoughts and prayers to all the Zeimetz family. I will always remember her from my pre school days in the church basement at ic. In Elma. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Carrie (Jacoby), David and Hayley Zweibohmer

  5. Zip and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. So very sorry for your loss. Wayne & Pat Arnold

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda and I were best friends when we were in high school. In fact she was a bridesmaid in my wedding in 1967. As often happens, we lost contact over the years but I have many fine memories of Linda.

  7. May faith give you strength, may prayers bring you comfort.Thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time, Our deepest sympathy Di and Reecee Kovarik and fiance Roger Craft

  8. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Scott, please let the Savion team know if there’s anything we can do to help.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Zip,Sara,Scott. She was a wonderful wife,mom, and grandmother. Hugs and prayers. Joyce & Ron Swestka

  10. Our sympathies to you Zip and families and also to Karen and families. RIP Linda. Treasure your memories. Dianne and Roger

  11. To Karen and all of the Zeimetz Families my prayers and sympathy for your loss, so sorry. my thoughts are with you all.Marian Gebel

  12. We are saddened for your loss. Our prayers and sympathies are for you and your family. Mike and Annemarie showalter and family

  13. A very kind and extremely considerate woman. With deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Fran Palmersheim

  14. Dear Zip, Sara and Scott, and family! We have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Linda! Love and Hugs, Mary Zeimetz and family

  15. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  16. Prayers For Linda’s Family At This Time Of Sadness & Loss. Our Sons Were In Boy Scouts. We Were The “Egg Scramblers” For The Fund Raisers Breakfasts. We Started Early & Was A Hoot. Linda Was A Kind Soul. God Bless You All.

  17. Zip, Sara, Scott and Families, I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing and your loss. Lots of fond memories of Linda and Elma, know that you are all being thought of at this sad time. My deepest sympathy, Amy (Jacoby) Stephenson

  18. Deepest Sympathy. May your loved ones ease your pain, and your loving memories heal your heart. Di & Reecee Kovarik and Fiancé Roger Craft

  19. Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire family of Linda. I so enjoyed getting to know Linda at Quilters Window, she had us laughing many times! Rest well Linda, you traveled a beautiful journey ❤️ David n Terry Utterback

  20. Karen and families: I am so sorry that I didn’t know that your sister Linda was ill. I would have inquired of her and remembered her in prayer. I do remember Linda as a younger sister of yours, however I have not seen Linda since much younger days. Do take care and you have my sympathy.

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