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Official Obituary of

Linda Gertrude Gatzke

June 25, 1924 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Linda Gatzke Obituary

Linda Gatzke passed away peacefully on March 14, 2024 at River Heights Lodge, just short of becoming a centenarian.   Born in Bergheim, on June 25, 1924, she moved to Glenbush with her family at the age of five.  She married John O. Gatzke on July 30, 1945 and began farming at Belbutte.   After selling the farm, Linda and John lived in Medstead and then North Battleford. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Leonard (Patti), Diane, Laurie (Lynn Kelley) and Wayne; her grandchildren: Brianne (Amber), Kyle (Kirsten), John, Pat (Cassidy), Derrick, Roanna (Michael), Roxanne (Gord), Melanie, Wendy (Kevin), Tony (Tanya); and 12 great grandchildren. Linda was predeceased by her husband John Oscar Gatzke, parents Samuel and Justina Jabusch, sisters Emily, Tillie, Julia, Nettie, Helen, Emma, and brother August as well as numerous sisters and brothers in law. 

Linda loved to garden.  Each year she would plant and harvest a backyard garden that provided healthy food all summer and canned goods for the winter.  Her crochet hook travelled with her wherever she went and she gifted family members and friends with lovely doilies, afghans, baby sweater sets and tablecloths.  She was a quilter who provided cozy blankets to her children and warm baby blankets to grandchildren.   Linda loved the cabin at Turtle Lake.  Many fun family times were spent fishing, water skiing, picking mushrooms and blueberries and eating Linda’s delicious potato pancakes fried on the outside wood stove. 

Linda passed away on the birthday of her husband John. Rest in peace and dance with the angels. 

A visitation for Linda will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 between 6:00pm and 8:00 pm at Eternal Memories Garden Chapel, 1332 100 Street, North Battleford, SK. A funeral service for Linda will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church North Battleford, Sk. Memorial Donations in Linda’s Memory may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Educational Fund.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium, Funeral Director Elle Dell.  

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March 19, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garden Chapel, North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Funeral Service
March 20, 2024

2:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church (North Battleford)


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