Linda Mueller, age 99 of Yankton, SD passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Scotland in Scotland, SD.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory in Yankton, SD with the Rev. Karl Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery, Menno, SD.

Visitation will be 5 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 7 at the funeral home. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to service time on Tuesday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory in Yankton. Online condolences may be made at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com.

Linda (Kirschenman) Mueller was born June 9, 1920, in Menno, SD to Theobald (T.H.) and Alma (Oswald) Kirschenman. Linda married Ernest R. Mueller on September 18, 1938, in the Reformed Church of Menno and to this marriage 5 children were born. Together they farmed in the Menno and Lesterville area.

Linda worked hard on the farm milking cows and with all aspects of farming. She was a busy and loving mom. They retired from the family farm after 46 years (1984) and built a home in Yankton. She spent many hours landscaping her yard and decorating for the seasons She had great joy sharing photos of her flowers and the awards she earned from the Yankton Town and Country Garden Club for beautification of her property, her neighborhood, and the City of Yankton. She was a great cook, enjoyed playing cards, writing letters, having coffee with friends, and was very active and independent up into her late 90’s.

Linda is survived by her children: Kathy Latta of Tucson, AZ, Lester of Yankton, SD, Larry (Collette Kline) of Scotland, SD, Gene of Fort Worth, TX; 3 grandchildren: Stacy, Derek and Kyle; 1 great-grandson, Jax and one sister, Ruth Young of Casper, Wyoming.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Gerald; 2 sisters, Anita Maas and Hulda Mensch and 4 brothers: Melvin, Ruben, Rudy, and Leo.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

October 8, 2019