Linda Norlin, 61, rural Minot, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in her home.
Linda Lou Anderson was born March 7, 1951, the daughter of Andrew and Helen (Boyko) Anderson, in Minot. She was raised on the family farm near Butte and graduated from Butte High School.
She later moved to rural Minot, where she raised her five children, Kirk, Karna, Justin, Brandyn, and Lance. Years later she attended Minot State University along with her children and achieved highest honors.
Linda was active in providing children's entertainment with children and adult pedal tractor pulls at various threshing shows, fairs, and festivals throughout North Dakota. She made many good friends through these events.
Linda loved to bake and was often asked to bake for friends, family and business functions. She spent many hours gardening and was very proud of her yard and how it looked like a park. She was adamant about beautifying the yard annually. She loved the Vikings football games and would always watch them. She also liked the Suns basketball and would not miss watching a game.
Linda loved to visit and would spend hours visiting with her children on a daily basis. She felt that her biggest accomplishment was the family she created. Linda was the nucleus of the family and was proud of all of her children's accomplishments. Her life revolved around her children and she was always there for them. She was so proud of being a grandma and loved her grandchildren. She would always brag to others about her grandchildren. She was an awesome grandma and would always have a "treat" for her grandchildren when they visited.
Linda belonged to the Butte Seventh-day Adventist Church and later became a member of the Minot Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Her loving family includes: children, Kirk Norlin, Minot, Karna (Carlan) Taft, Minot, Justin Norlin, Minot, Brandyn Norlin, Minot, and Lance (Brooke) Norlin, Glenburn; grandchildren, Abbsidy and Wyntr Taft; brothers, Marvin and Wayne Anderson, both of Minot; aunt, Agnes Warbitsky, Velva; her faithful companion puppy, Chynna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Helen Anderson.
A private family memorial service will take place.
At Linda's request, there will not be a visitation.
Cards and memorials can be sent in care of Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
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