Linda Crain, 70


June 13, 1947 —
Dec. 17, 2017
CRESCO - Linda Crain, age 70, of Cresco, Iowa died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at her home. 
Funeral services were on Dec. 22, 2017 at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa with Joel Portman as the Officiant. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery of rural West Union.
Linda June Schutte was born June 13, 1947 in Prairie Du Chien, Wis. to Rueben and Marjorie (Ralston) Schutte. She grew up on her family’s farm in rural Castalia, Iowa and graduated from South Winneshiek High School. 
Linda was united in marriage to Merlin Crain on July 28, 1965 in West Union. To this union four children were born. For most of her life, Linda was the homemaker for her family. After her children were grown, she worked several different jobs. 
She enjoyed shopping, fishing, sewing, gardening and canning. She was born again and baptized by the Holy Spirit on March 27, 1986 and enjoyed studying and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed her walks with Merlin and their dog, “Buddy.” Her passion was spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her husband, Merlin; children, Janetta (Bobbey) Butler of Louisiana, Mo., Sandra Crain of Readlyn, Iowa, Michelle (Arland) Sears of Decorah, Iowa and Michael (Kathy Stepan) Crain of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Kathy (Lyle) Tollefson, Dean Schutte and Marsha (Roger) Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles “Chuck” Schutte; and great-granddaughter, Jayden Lynn Crain. 

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