Linda Martin, a resident of Royalton, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice, with the Rev. Bob Trinklein officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Royalton.
Linda was born June 10, 1953, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Mike and Mary Lou (Golman) Pappenfus. She graduated from Foley High School with the class of 1971. She continued her education at Moorhead State University, graduating in 1975 with an elementary teaching degree. She was united in marriage to JP Martin Aug. 17, 1980, at the United Methodist Church in Bellingham. The couple lived in Fargo/Moorhead, Thief River Falls, Little Falls and Royalton. Linda taught elementary school in Thief River Falls and Royalton for the majority of her teaching career, retiring in 2012. Linda was very active in Rice Creek Hunting Dog Club, Northern Minnesota English Springer Spaniel Club, was a past-president of the Teachers Union, participated in the local 4-H club and attended Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, JP, of Royalton; father, Mike Pappenfus of Mesa, Ariz.; stepchildren, Tina (Rick) Roche of Elk River, John (Sandy) Martin of Rochester and Jay (Dana) Martin of Big Lake; siblings, Diane Pappenfus of Mesa, Larry Pappenfus of Mesa, Jody Pappenfus of Newport News, VA and Barb Berczyk of St. Cloud; and stepgrandchildren, Kelsey Roche, Kaitlyn Roche and Kaylee Roche all of Elk River and Jayce and Connor Martin of Big Lake.
Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Pappenfus; and stepmother, MaryAnn Pappenfus.
Memorials are preferred to the Rice Area Food Shelf, Old Village Hall Main Street, Rice, MN, 56367 (320) 393-2915.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service