Linda J. Schneckloth, 70, passed away peacefully on Sept. 7, 2020 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond from complications after a stroke. Services were held Sept. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond. Burial was in the Story City Municipal Cemetery.
Linda Jolene was born April 1, 1950 in Ames to Howard and Vivian Quam. The family resided on a farm north of Story City where Linda developed a love for the outdoors. Her favorite activities included spending time on the farm, lifeguarding at the pool, participating in 4-H projects, and sports, specifically softball. Linda played first base on the 1966 South Hamilton High School state championship softball team.
After graduating from high school in 1968, she attended the University of Northern Iowa and obtained a bachelors degree in business management. There she met Jon Schneckloth, and upon graduation in 1972, the couple was married. They later divorced.
Soon after college, Linda and Jon moved to Belmond, the final place Linda called home. Linda pursued a career as a bookkeeper at Printing Services, First Gabrielson Agency, and North Central Human Services (now Mosaic).
In 1976, the couple welcomed son Clay. Linda was a dedicated, supportive, and loving mother. She never missed one of his activities or an opportunity to spend time with her son.
Linda was a beloved member of the Belmond community. She was a long-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she happily participated in the bell choir and anticipated rehearsals on Wednesday night.
Linda could be seen nearly every day traversing the sidewalks of Belmond or golfing in ladies league at the country club.
Later in life she became a snowbird and enjoyed living in Phoenix for a of couple months each year. This gave her the opportunity to swim on a daily basis and socialize with friends. She was always up for a good joke, just ask her Beta Sigma Phi sorority sisters.
All those who had the pleasure of knowing Linda will truly miss her gentle, caring spirit. Her joy for life and people was inescapable.
Linda is survived by her son Clay; her mother; and brother David. She was preceded in death by her father.