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August 1, 1950 – August 13, 2023

Linda Kay Devens, our dear mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, left this world peacefully on Sunday, August 13,2023 at age 73, after battling scleroderma, CREST Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease for over 40 years.

She was born on August 1, 1950 in Benson, Minnesota the daughter of Leo S. & Marlys L. (Olson) Dahl.

Linda spent most of her career in property management overseeing multi-site locations.  She also formerly owned and operated Billy Bob’s in Rockford, where she brought friends, family, and the community together.

Linda’s greatest love was her grandchildren.  She was so proud of each of them.  You would find Linda on the sideline of every sport or activity for her grandchildren if her health allowed.  Linda was known for making every birthday and every holiday special, particularly Christmas.  Linda’s favorite things were cooking, baking breads and cookies, playing bingo with her sister, she also enjoyed playing Gin 13 and Euchre, and most important to her, bringing family and friends together.   Linda had a generous heart, so kind and caring.   She had a way of making everyone feel special and loved.

Linda is survived by her two daughters: Toni Denardo of Grantsburg, Wisconsin (fiancé Scott Vogel) and Heather (Daniel) Holmberg of Andover; grandchildren: Brooke and Madison Denardo, Gage, Liam and Olivia Holmberg; a sister: LeAnn Waldvogel of Rockford; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by two grandchildren Zachary Boney and Maxwell Holmberg, her parents, two brothers Dennis Dahl and David Olson, a niece Karla Dahl and by a nephew Kenny Beaupre.

A Memorial service for Linda Devens will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 1:00 P.M. at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford.  Pastor Bob Linstrand will officiate.   Interment Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.  Lunch will be provided following the services at Billy’s in Rockford, MN beginning at 2:30 pm.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Scott Vogel, Daniel, Gage and Liam Holmberg, Michael Dahl, Travis and Justin “Smiley” Dorion.

Urn Bearer will be Brooke Denardo.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jenna Geringer

    You are going to be forever missed!! Brookie loved you so much ! You were such a caring lady.

  2. Maria Erickson

    She was the sister I always wanted. At 11 yrs old, I was thrilled to have such a young sweet spirited sister. I will forget her positive influence in my life.

  3. Andrea Sowers

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You Mom was an amazing woman with a fight like no other! She will now rest forever in heaven!

  4. Amelia Dunbar

    Auntie Linda you were such a big part of Micah’s and my life. You came to the hospital bright and early to support Kenny and I in welcoming your great nephew into the world. And you sat there for hours until Micah was ready to make his entrance. You made me smile during a time of what seemed like a world of pain. But your kind and humorous words always had that effect on people. I thank you for always making me feel welcome with all of your love and support, and I thank you for also showering Micah with an abundance of love and support. Micah and I will miss you more than you know. You always let your light shine and genuinely showed love to everyone you met. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love, Micah and Amelia


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