Linda Jane Herberg, age 70 of Redwood Falls, born to Lynn and Beverly (Furst) Gordon on November 19, 1950 in Osaga, IA, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at her home after a courageous eight year battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with a Facebook Live Feed at Stephens Funeral Service Facebook Page. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK and practice social distancing guidelines. A 50% indoor occupancy restriction will be maintained. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Linda grew up in Carpenter, Iowa; she attended elementary school in Carpenter, junior high in Grafton and graduating in 1969 from St. Ansgar Consolidated Schools. She was baptized and confirmed at Deer Creek Lutheran Church in Carpenter. She attended NIACC in Mason City, IA and Rochester Jr. College. In 1972, she married Thomas Hollatz of St. Ansgar. Two children were born to them, Stephen and Bethany. They later divorced. In 1988, Linda married Kevin Herberg at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls, MN. They spent their married life in Redwood Falls. In 1985, Linda graduated from Willmar Technical College, earning a degree as a Certified Medial Assistant. She worked at Affiliated Community Medical Centers, now known as Carris Health, retiring after 29 years of service. Linda was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, where she served many years on several committees and council, and as a Sunday school and Bible School teacher. She also played for the Celebration Ringers Bell Choir, serving as its director for ten years before retiring. Linda most recently belonged to the Mission Quilters and Ruth Circle. She loved playing bridge with her bridge buddies, enjoyed being a member of Memories in Motion Redwood Area Car Club, and especially taking cruises and trips with the Cruisin Corvetters. Linda and Kevin took many trips, short jaunts and vacations together, and have some good stories to tell. Linda’s greatest joys were her two grandchildren, Evelyn and Isaac. They were her bright hope for tomorrow. Evelynn, I love you to the moon and back, and Isaac, I love you more than all the stars in the sky.
Linda is survived by her husband Kevin; son Stephen Hollatz of Bloomington; daughter Bethany Hollatz of Apple Valley; grandchildren: Evie & Isaac Hollatz; brother, Jeffrey (Marvella) Blome of Thompson, IA; sisters: Julie Quebe of Cedar Rapids, IA and Jill (David) Smith of Maricopa, AZ; sister-in-law Debra Herberg of Edina; and nieces and nephews: Marnie (Shawn) Maki, Tiffany (Nick) Olson, Ryan (special friend Katie Swanson) Blome, Keely (Seth) Heitland, and Jerek (special friend Kiara Hacker) Strouf. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Beverly Gordon, and niece Dana Quebe.
Linda had been battling Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma since May of 2012 and asks that memorials be given to Redwood County Relay for Life or the Celebration Ringers of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Linda was so humbled and amazed by the kindnesses shown to her and Kevin by her church family and community during her illness. She appreciated the texts, phone calls, visits, cards, flowers, help with cleaning her home, the hair care, and the amazing food. A thank you will never be enough to ever express what she felt. She also appreciated the services provided by Adult Day Services and Carris Hospice in Redwood Falls.