ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Linda Thornbloom, of Stanchfield, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at her home. She was 65 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Calvary Lutheran Church at Rush Point.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 2:30-4:00 pm on Tuesday at the church.
Linda Jean Thornbloom, of Stanchfield, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at her home. She was 65 years old.
Linda Jean Nelson was born August 29, 1950 at the Melrose Hospital to Victor Sr. and Rhoda (Sherin) Nelson. She was raised in Sauk Centre, Minnesota with her older siblings, Victor, Patrick, and Karen and her little sister Mary. At thirteen, Linda met John Thornbloom and they married following high school graduation. John and Linda made their home in Isanti, Minnesota for 37 years where they raised two daughters, Kim and Kerri.
Linda created a loving home filled with laughter, creativity, and a lot of practical jokes—mostly played on John! She put raw instead of boiled eggs in his lunch bucket, moved his truck on April fool’s day, and put clothes pins on his nose when he snored (with Kim and Kerri in tow). Linda was a wonderful mother that loved to play with her kids. Every year she would make Kim and Kerri unique costumes for the Isanti Jubilee Parade that often included many of the neighbor kids, costumes such as a box of color crayons or the Polish marching band.
Linda took great pride as a paraprofessional in the Cambridge-Isanti schools where she worked for 37 years before retirement. There, she shared her creative talents to help integrate special needs students into the classroom. Linda made many friends with her infectious humor and playful pranks, most likely with the help of her close friend Mary Eklund.
Linda and John had many friends to share their love of camping, 4-wheeling, and vacationing in Mexico. Family and friends congregated at their camper on Rush Lake for morning coffee or to sit around an evening fire. She especially enjoyed when close friends Peach and Darrell Peterson brought their motorhome for the weekend. Linda had a very close friendship with her sister Mary with whom she shared life and many misadventures!
Linda’s greatest joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to organize puppet shows and plays and dress up with the kids. She was loved beyond words and they will miss her greatly.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, brother Victor Nelson Jr., and sister Karen Carroll.
She is survived by her husband John; daughters, Kim (Jody) Anderson and Kerri (Brian) Bostrom; grandchildren, Sam (Casey) Sazama, Katelyn Anderson, Alli Anderson, Jenna Bostrom, and Kyle Bostrom; great grandchildren, George, Elizabeth, and Joseph Sazama; brother Patrick (Loxy) Nelson; sister Mary (Tom) Trapp; sister-in-law, Paulette Nelson; special friend Mary Eklund; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.