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Linda Angst, aged 70, peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 5th, in the comfort of her home, with her loving family by her side. For more than two decades, she courageously fought and triumphed over the challenges posed by cancer. Born on September 14, 1953, in a hospital near Winthrop, Minnesota, Linda spent her formative years on the cherished historic family farm, a beloved heritage spanning well over a century.
She played basketball in high school and often went roller skating. After high school, she worked at Green Giant for a summer or 2 during her studies at Mankato Commercial College. At first, she worked in the production lines, but soon became a computer keyer. Then, she took a job in Minneapolis for M.R.F.I.T. (Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial) as a Data Entry Operator where she met her husband to be, Tom Angst. They were wed in 1978 before moving to Winona where she worked at Wells Fargo for a bit before starting a family.
Tom and Linda began building their family in Winona, where they were blessed with the joy of raising three remarkable daughters. Within the walls of their home, Linda cultivated an environment of warmth and love, welcoming not only their own children but also a multitude of friends and neighborhood youngsters. Linda's boundless creativity shone through as she consistently provided unique activities and crafts to entertain the children. Her active engagement extended to various school, church, and community initiatives. For a significant stretch of time, she dedicated her talents to crafting beaded specialty crowns and wands for the Renaissance Festival, offered her artistic touch at Dairy Queen, crafting exquisite ice cream cakes, and completed her professional journey with 13 years of devoted service as a stocker at Walmart.
Throughout her entire life, Linda was unwavering in her commitment to enriching the community that surrounded her, never turning a blind eye to those in need. The Angst family had a longstanding tradition of opening their home to those seeking refuge, hosting more than 15 friends over the years. During her time in St. Paul, Linda resided in a Christian community where she forged lifelong friendships. Her gift of music was an enduring passion, and she channeled this passion into serving the liturgy at St. Mary's Church and overseeing music for the Glory of God prayer group for two decades. Linda generously shared her time and talents during retreats, seminars, and the Steubenville Youth Conferences. Together with Tom, she taught Natural Family Planning for many years and devoted her time to volunteering at Birthright on a regular basis. Linda's numerous artistic talents were passed down to her children and grandchildren, leaving a lasting legacy. She also contributed to the community by assisting with Girl Scouts and marriage preparation, all while relishing every moment spent with her cherished children and grandchildren. Linda's leisure time was filled with joy as she engaged in family games, cards, and puzzles, creating cherished memories with her loved ones.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Davis and Bette Larson. She is survived by her husband, Tom, brother Ronnie Larson, children Amy (Nick) Wobig of Fountain City WI, Dr. Beth (Jason) McQuinn of Newport WA, and Paula (Cameron) Hunter of Rochester MN; grandchildren Elissa, Emily, Joshua, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Eleanor, and James Wobig, Connor, Kimber, and Madison McQuinn, and Alannah Hunter.