Linda Rae Roethler

linda roethler
Linda Rae Roethler, age 66 of New Hampton, IA, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Linda Rae Ohm was born on April 26, 1948 to Harry and Frances (Zipse) Ohm on a farm near Lawler, IA. She attended school at Lawler and graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1966. Linda worked at the A&W Drive Inn in New Hampton, Mohawk Motel, Dungey’s Furniture, Alcove Bar & Grill. She painted with her father-in-law, Joe Roethler in the New Hampton area and was a teacher's aide at Casa Montessori School in Cedar Falls. Linda was united in marriage to Larry Roethler on March 21, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home in New Hampton until 1984 when they moved to Cedar Falls where they lived for 26 years. In 2010 Linda and Larry moved back to New Hampton. She enjoyed walking, bible study, gardening, shopping, remodeling houses and her family. She was member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Linda is survived by her husband Larry Roethler of New Hampton; children Melanie (Lee) Martin of San Diego, CA, Linden (Laurie) Roethler of Sioux City, IA, Laurie Roethler of Waterloo, IA, and Jolene (Mark) Rogers of Shelton, CT; one granddaughter Autumn (Casey) Cooke of Remsen, IA; one great granddaughter Lily Ann Cooke; brothers Butch (Jean) Ohm of New Hampton and David (Doris) Ohm of Plano, TX; sisters Anna Moorman of Plainfield, IA and Kay Eischeid of New Hampton; sister-in-law Caroline Ohm of Desoto, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Frances Ohm; brothers William, Donald, and James; and sister Patricia Ann.

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  1. Larry,
    Dave and I extend our sympathy to you and the entire family. I was so sad the day Linda became ill because I knew how serious she was. I met her a few years back while we were exercising together and we had such good times together. I will miss her but will have fond memories of her.

    This message goes to all of you and I am so sorry for the loss of your sister.

    Sandy Jaschen

  2. Linda and I have been friends for 48 years or so. I loved her like a sister. We shared every thing that happened in our lives. I will miss her more thatn words can say. We know she is in heaven with our heavenly father. Treasure all the memories like I will.

  3. So very sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family at this very tough time. Mrs. Bob (Diana) Clites

  4. Larry, and family, We are so saddened by Linda’s passing. She was such a joy to have in our lives and she always made us feel happy to be with her and talk to her. I have wonderful memories of our walks and garage sales in the C. Falls neighborhood. Our lunches to Applebees and shopping trips were soo much fun! She is with our Lord in Heaven and we have a special angel smiling down on us now. We loved her so much and her love of the bible and sharing her favorite readings to me I will always keep with me and she will always be in my heart. We will keep you all and her in our prayers. Ron & Kathy Timpe

  5. We are so very sorry, Larry and family, to hear of Linda’s death. Neighbor Ann Krueger came and told us, and we will let Don & Kim Foth, and Bobbye (Buss) Callahan know. It’s just so unbelievable; we are so so sorry. When Ann came over just a little while ago (about 10:15 Sat.), she was quite sad – she really really loved Linda – she spoke of Linda’s helpfulness with all kinds of things including mowing, her gifts of Christian sayings on plaques, etc., and just Linda’s passion as a Christian. I will stay in touch with Ann to help her through this. Speaking for Bruce and I, we will never forget our time with you and Linda at Foths’ marshmallow bonfires! And WOW, her lovely desserts at the coffee she had for neighbors one summer were a real highlight! I know she made lots of desserts for your coworkers, too, Larry! And her love of reading the Bible – what a wonderful thing. She will be missed for sure, on this earth – but what joy she now knows in Heaven. Again, we send our sympathy and our prayers for your family,
    Love, Deb & Bruce Goodenbour, neighbors on Sunnyside Circle, Cedar Falls

  6. Dear Mom,
    I found out today just how many people YOU have inspired with your love & compassion, & with caring, giving, & and with just talking with people. You touched so many people’s lives in so many different ways. You are loved by so many.
    I love you and am going to miss you so much, but am at peace knowing you are finally with the Lord your savior and no longer suffer from the pain. Your prayers have been answered, and well, I prayed for you to be healed here on earth, I now understand my prayers have been answered too, just in a different way. I may struggle day to day, but know I can still talk to you, just in a different way. I will miss your voice & your hugs. I was so lucky to have such wonderful and beautiful mother. Thank you mom, thank you, for everything. Thank you. I love you more than words can say. Rest in peace my beautiful mother, rest in peace. I love you.


  7. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  8. Larry, Laurie & family: My sympathy is with you at this time of loss. At this difficult time know that the Lord is taking care of your wife and mom and also you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she now rest in peace.

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