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Linda Norling, of Mora, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 at her home.  She was 68 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Pastor Mike Rue officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 pm.

INURNMENT will be in the Fish Lake Cemetery in Mora.

Linda Ann Norling passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 at her home. She was 68 years old.

Linda was born on September 26, 1952 in St Paul, Minnesota to parents Wilbur (Bill) and Anna (Schwartzbauer) Showers. She grew up in St Paul and attended Frank B. Kellogg High School, graduating in 1970.

She met her husband, John Norling, at the Fish Lake Resort near where her family had a cabin and visited regularly. She and John dated for five years before marrying on January 8, 1972. John was enlisted in the Air Force so they made the move to McChord Air Force Base where they raised two children, daughter Tammy, born September 1972 and son Billy, born November 1974. Linda did daycare for many years while at McChord AFB. In 1991, John retired from the Air Force and they made the move back to Mora, Minnesota, where she worked a few different jobs including Owens & Minor and daycare.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, John; children, Tammy (Mike) Arend and Billy (Shari) Norling; grandchildren, Emily, Logan (Mariah), Tyler, Lucas, and Parker; siblings John (Marilyn) Showers, Jan (Mike) Moore, and Marty (Sue) Showers; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

20 thoughts on “LINDA A. NORLING”

  1. Sending condolences to John, Billy and Tammy. I’m so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We connected on FB over the past few years. I have fond memories of her.
    She was my God mother and I hoped to see her again someday. She was a very special person and was always kind to me. I remember the townhouse on base, the dogs, Tammy’s super awesome bunk beds, John in his uniform and Billy being potty trained…random, I know.
    If there is anything I can do please let me know.
    Angie Coy-jackson
    Seattle WA

  2. Prayers to your whole family! Lyle and I think of all of you often. Linda was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

  3. To John, Tammy and Billy.
    I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful mom, and wife.
    You probably don’t remember me, but I was your babysitter when you both were little and lived in Washington. I spent A summer in Minnesota watching you. John and Linda hold a huge place in my heart! My thoughts and prayers are will all of you. I am so sorry!

  4. We are so very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was a beautiful, sweet, loving and caring woman! Linda always had a big perfect smile for you when she saw you. She will be greatly missed by many. Hugs and prayers to John, Bill, Tammy and family.

  5. Oh, I’m at a loss for words other than my loving, sweet, fiesty Linda has gone and I will not be able to see her. Our loss is heavens gain and I am so thankful for getting to have her in my life! Hugs and thoughts are sent to John and his family! She was so proud of all of you!!!

  6. Our hearts go out to you all. You Mom was a special lady. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to John Billy and Tammy and all of her family. Charlie Mary Joyce Anna Bailey Tacoma Washington

  7. So sorry to hear about Linda,lots of fun visits in the stores and parking lots. Hugs to you John
    Love from the Patterson’s

  8. So, sorry for your loss.Our Prayers and thought our with you.As you go throw this difficult time.We have a summer Cabin on the Lake.Always Remember Linda’s Freindly and beautiful Smile.

    Bill&Jeannine Kohout👩‍❤️‍👨🙏

  9. John, Tammy and Billy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of such great loss. Linda was an amazing person and friend. She was one of those people that lit up the room and was always a pleasure to be around. My day always seemed to go better just for having spent a little time with her. When we first met your family, it was through her child care business. We knew we had found the right fit when the kids were never ready to come home and when they’d get excited to go see “Annie” (Auntie) Linda. She had such an amazing heart and love for people. She will truly be missed!

  10. Shocked and saddened to learn of Linda’s passing. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy to you all.
    Dawn (Showers) Fish

  11. Sending our prayers to John, Tammy & Bill, and your extended families. “Auntie”Linda & “Uncle” John meant the world to us and especially our daughters. So many memories were made at daycare that was more a home. Linda made birthdays special and loved the kids with her whole heart. Such a special lady and she will be missed.

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss. Linda was a very dear friend to us and she will be dearly missed. When we moved into our cabin next to John and Linda, we were so grateful to have such caring and wonderful neighbors. Linda always watched out for our place since we do not live their full time and things will just not be the same without her. She made the very best banana bread and she would always be sure to bring over some freshly baked treats for us and even the grandchildren knew “Miss Linda made the best banana bread”! I will miss her stories and the updates on her family (she was so proud of all of her children and grandchildren). My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. ♥♥

  13. Just an incredibley, caring and loving person. She was the best cabin neighbor you could ask for. She will be deeply missed and cabin time will not be the same without her out and about. Our sincerest sympathies to John and the family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the so many memories of Linda that you hold dear to your heart.

  14. So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing – we just had a great visit a week ago. Linda was truly very special gal, loved her family. May precious memories shared with family & friends give you all comfort.

  15. Oh the memories. Card games, camping, parties so many fun times together. Finding cash in the oddest places was one of the best. 1971 started a friendship that was so special – never to be forgotten. Somebody says “best friend” & the thought that comes first is Norlings. Our love to you all. Wish I could ease the pain you’re feeling.

  16. My Auntie Lynn was one of the kindest most loving women I was blessed to know. Her heart was pure gold and her cooking was pure heaven! I have so many wonderful memories of her and your whole family. We were not friends we grew up family. Love you all so much and wish I was there to honor her with y’all. Much love and prayers, Julie

  17. Our deepest sympathy to John, Tammy and Billy for the loss of Linda. While we never met her, we can see she is a special person to alot of people. May the support and comfort of others provide you solace at this time & in the future. Peace to all of you and extended families.

    Joyce Jennings, Golden, CO; Lynnette Reveling, Denver, CO; June Huss, Centennial, WY; and Jeanne Rosengren, Tucson, AZ.
    Verna (Norling) & Herb Jennings daughters

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