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Linda L. Howard

May 10, 1947 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 74)

Obituary

Woodland Hills Funeral Home
507-387-5504

  Linda L. Howard, age 74 of Mankato, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Mankato.
  A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church of Kasota 141 S Rice St. Kasota, MN 56050.
  The Family of Linda Howard will meet everyone on Saturday morning for one hour prior to services at the church.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato handling arrangements.
  Linda Louise was born on May 10, 1947 to Dwight W. and Doris G. (Lamson) Dempster in Neligh, Nebraska.  She graduated from Osmond High School in Osmond Nebraska.  She then furthered her education at North Iowa Area Community College earning an Associate’s of Science in Nursing and becoming a Registered Nurse.  Over the years, she was employed by several hospitals and long term care facilities in the health care industry, retiring in 2012.
  On October 18, 1969, Linda married Terry W. Tackett; had three children; though later divorced.  
  On April 1, 1995 she was united in marriage to the love of her life Robert G. Howard III in Madison, TN.  Linda and Rob lived in Tennessee and Colorado for many years and most recently had moved to Mankato, MN to be closer to family.  Linda enjoyed reading, puzzle books, baking, fun times with her sisters, her dogs, and had an immense appreciation for music.  She truly loved her family and friends, and spending time with each of them.
  Linda is survived by many loves in her life!
  She is survived by her husband Robert Howard, her daughter Tara (Jeff) Gunderson of Kasota, MN; her son, Eric Tackett of Denver, CO; granddaughter, Lauren Tackett of Bloomington, MN; brother, Charles Dempster of Castle Rock, CO; sisters, Barb Ollendick of Peoria, AZ, Marlene Fleming of Parker, CO, Nancy Clyde of O’Neill, NE; brother-in-law, William Howard of Greensburg, KS; sister-in-law Elizabeth Deeds of Wellston, OK.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and as well as many longtime friends.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as son, Aaron Lamson Tackett.
  She loved flowers!  

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 2, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Kasota
141 S Rice St.
Kasota, MN 56050

Celebration of Life
Saturday
October 2, 2021

10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Kasota
141 S Rice St.
Kasota, MN 56050

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