Funeral services for Linda Naasz, 66, of Mobridge, were held on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home.
Linda passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D.
Linda Lou Naasz was born on March 13, 1951, to Robert and Betty (Feichtner) Jones in Mobridge. She grew up and attended school in Mobridge. Linda worked many years at the Gay Time, Brown Palace Lounge and the Embers Fireside. She was working as a waitress at the Fireside when she met Daniel Naasz. She and Daniel were married on Aug. 22, 1981, in Mobridge. Over the years, Linda worked various jobs including residential cleaning services, In Home Health Care, the Moose and Paylessfoods. The most rewarding part of her life was caring for her grandchildren on a daily basis.
Her heart and joy were her grandkids. They enjoyed coming to Grandma and Grandpa’s for sleepovers, sweets, games, and swimming in the backyard, where she made sure to put up the pool every year. She was an amazing cook. She never used a recipe and her children could never duplicate any of her dishes. When asking her for a recipe, she always said, “A little of this and a little of that.” There are no words or expressions to adequately describe who she really was. As a devoted wife, mother, grandma (nana), great-grandma, sister, no one can ever fill her shoes.
Linda enjoyed gardening, where there was always a beautiful display of her rose bush and plants every year. Her passions included family gatherings every year in August, holiday decorating, especially Halloween which included a big Halloween display each year. Her joy showed through her constant smiling, laughter, sense of humor, and her being the family prankster will never be forgotten.
Linda is survived by her husband of 36 years, Daniel; her children, Kim (Joyce) Krumm of Mobridge; Kristie (Pete) Reichert of Mobridge, Tina (Matt) Aberle of Aberdeen, Danielle (Darin) Thorstenson of Selby, and Bridgette Naasz of Aberdeen; two sisters, Janice (Ray) Sanderlin of Worden, Mont., and Patty (Jim) Krumm of Mobridge; one brother, Robert Jones of Mobridge; eight grandchildren, Tiana, Adriana and Connor Aberle, Gracin, Landri and Haven Thorstenson, Paige Krumm and Damon Griffith; one great-grandchild, Isabella Krumm; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Betty Jones, and grandson, Austin Aberle.