Linda Lou Elbert was born June 4, 1959, in Algona, Iowa, the daughter of Willis and LaBerta (Ostwald) Struecker. She grew up near Whittemore and attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and later the Algona Middle School. Linda graduated from the Algona High School in 1977.
On August 27, 1977, Linda was united in marriage to William "Bill" Elbert at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whittemore. Following their marriage they settled in Whittemore and have lived there ever since. Linda worked various jobs over the years, but most recently was working at AGP in Whittemore for the last 17 years.
Linda lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed the time she was able to be with her family as that was the most important thing to her. She enjoyed motorcycle rides, bird watching, flowers, working in her yard, coffee and drinks on the patio, camp fires and just being outside.
Linda died Friday, June 22, 2018, from injuries in a motorcycle accident near Colony, Wyoming. She was 59.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Elbert of Whittemore; daughter, Jessica Hansen and fiancé, Travis Murray of Wallingford; son, Josh (Kristin) Elbert of Whittemore; grandchildren, Hudson, Aydan, Laney (Dylan), Valorie (Andrew), Caleb (Gavin); parents, Willis and LaBerta Struecker of Whittemore; siblings, Betty (Hugh) Hoger of Spencer; Kerry Struecker of Fenton; Diane Waggoner of Sioux Rapids; Peg (Tom) Illg of Whittemore; Oran (Marilyn) Struecker of Norwalk; Tina (Kevin) Berte of Whittemore; sister-in-law, Joann (Dale) Briggs of Algona; brother-in-law, Rick (Julie) Elbert of Algona; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her in-laws, Wayne and Illa Mae Elbert and brother-in-law, Jimmy Elbert.
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Deepest Sympathy to you Bill and family, Willis and LaBerta and all of your family with the loss of Linda! Fond Memories I have of Linda from school and working with her at Fareway . Keeping you all in our thoughts and Prayers!! The Sewicks, Randy Lori and Family
Bill and family. We were so very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We will always remember the kindness as well as the conversations you both would share upon our meeting. Remember our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Bill words cannot express our sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.
Willis and LaBerta,
Extending my deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your daughter.
Bill, all of your family and to all of the Strueckers - our deepest sympathy to all of you. May God give you peace and help you through these sad times.
Bill and family, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Linda was such a beautiful person inside and out. God Bless!!
To Bill and the entire Struecker family,
I was so very sorry to learn of Linda's passing. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Roberta (Engstrom) Durand
Billy Elbert so so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your lovely wife Linda. sending our prayers and thought for you and your loving family during this time of sadness. just believe in the most high almighty that Linda has gone home with her angel sent from heaven to be at peace forever love always Terry & Teresa Abbas and family
Bill, family and good friends: Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Linda would brighten up the room when she walked in and we will always remember her as a kind and loving person, with that contagious smile.
Gail (Lane) and Dave Adkins
To the Elbert and Struecker families. Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. Linda was a wonderful person and I have many wonderful memories with her from our years at St. Pauls. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Debby (Mueller) Brown
Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to the Family. Bill and Sally Bauer
So sorry to here of your loss, Linda was always a joy when she was our bookkeeper.
Dear Bill and family, sending our deepest sympathies on the loss if your beautiful wife and mom. We will be keeping you all in our prayers for the strength and courage from God you will need to get thru this. Tom and Linda Froehlich.
Bill family & friends, My deepest sympathy to everyone to that knew her. Her smile and generosity of kindness will be missed. Prayers during this difficult time, Denise (Weber) & Frank Barger
Deepest sympathies to the Elbert and Struecker families. Many memories of Linda as one of the St. Paul Lutheran School alumni and classmate from Kindergarten all the way to High School.
Our deepest sympathy to all of Linda's family!! Our hearts hurt for you - Darren & Brenda Hannover
Bill and family - so sorry to here this news. Linda was such a kind lady and loved by so many people who worked with or were friends with her. Prayers and hugs to all of you!
My deepest sympathy to you Bill and family
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Dear Elbert family,
I offer my sympathy and prayers to you. Linda was one of the best- always smiling and kind -
Bill and family - I am so sorry for your loss. Linda always had a smile on her face and will certainly be missed. Sympathy and prayers to all of you.
Our sympathy and prayers for the family
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