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January 5, 1925 – Sunday, February 24, 2013

Service Information
United Methodist Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, March 2, 2013
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
United Methodist Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, March 2, 2013
9 – 11 AM

Nila Jane Link, age 88, of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Parkview Care Center.

She was born on January 5, 1925 the daughter of Morris and Emma (Marquette) Varner in Chatham Township, Wright County.

Nila graduated from Buffalo High School in 1942. She married Lloyd Link in 1947 and their marriage was blessed by two daughters. Nila was a lifetime member of United Methodist Church and an active member of the Methodist Women. She liked people and had the honor of being chosen the first Miss Buffalo in 1947. Nila loved to cook and enjoyed nature. She worked for Thomes Insurance from 1942 to 1981. Nila retired from The Insurance Center of KleinBank in 1986.

She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years, Lloyd Link, her daughters Myrna Jude of Annandale and Marsha (Jim) Goesch of Montrose, CO, grandchildren: Dave (Nicole) Jude and their children Vienna, Aidan, Orry and Zane, Dana (Mark) Dagen and their children Holly Jo Parchem Garrett Fadden and Gary Goesch, sisters-in-law: Mianna Varner, Garel Link and June Simpson, brother-in-law Dale Schlagheck, many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: George Varner, an infant brother, an infant sister, son-in-law: Kenneth Jude, and grandson-in-law: John Kettleson.

Funeral services for Nila Link will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at The United Methodist Church in Buffalo at 11:00 AM. Pastor Jef Olson will officiate.

Visitation will be held at the church Saturday, March 2nd from 9 AM until the time of services.

Interment will be held at Pelican Lake Methodist Cemetery-rural Buffalo at a later date.

Casket Bearers will be Jim Goesch, David Jude, Gary Goesch, Duane Otness, Jay Jones and Mike Lee.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lorna Montzka

    Lloyd and family; Carl and I send our deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear Nila. She was the first person to call and take me out for coffee when we moved to Buffalo 25 years ago. Memories of UMW, July 4ths with Volkanants, and after church lunch at Culvers are fond and enduring. Our Miss Buffalo… charming, kind and beautiful her whole life.

  2. Jack and Darlene Pullins, Quartzsite, AZ 85346

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family in your time of loss.

  3. Jan Johnson

    Uncle Lloyd, Myrna and Marsha;
    Mike and I were so sorry to hear about Aunt Nila. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Melissa Stone

    Dear Lloyd and family; Please know that our hearts ache with you. We will miss Nila’s wonderful smile and her heatfelt kindness. Praying that many happy memories will help you find your smile.
    Mark Rethman and Melissa Stone

  5. George Jundt

    Lloyd, it was good to see you and Nila in my audience at Parkview Care Center, in January, when I entertained with my accordion. My sympathy to you and your family.

  6. alta LaVine Stroyan

    Lloyd, My sympathy and Prayers go to you at this time of your loss. God’s peace to you. Alta

  7. Ken Ogden

    Our sympathy to Lloyd and family. Your family and many, many friends lost a wonderful friend and just the sweetest person.

  8. Diane Schlagel

    I am so sorry to hear of Nila’s passing. I spent the day after Valentine’s day visiting with her for quite awhile. She was a kind, gracious lady.

  9. Del Haag

    Lloyd & family; Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. “Cherish the Memories”, Del Haag

  10. john & toni kock

    Our Dear Nila – always kind, sweet and caring. We will always remember her through the years as being special to so many. I always took such joy placing her beautiful picture in the very center of our display window at our store (Setterberg Jewelers) that featured pictures of our past royalty and thinking how much she showed the enthusiasm, spirt and joy of having the honor of carrying the title as “Miss Buffalo”. I know our community enjoyed her representing our town. Nila will forever be in our hearts.
    Miss Buffalo Toni Triplett Kock 1962.

  11. Mary Peters

    Hello Lloyd and family;,
    My sincere sympathy to you at this time.

  12. Kathleen

    On behalf of the Kelly sisters, Terry and Kathy from Glendale AZ and Mary, Richfield, MN; Pplease accept our deepest sympathy. Marsha, your mother was a beautiful soul whom I know will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Lloyd, this must be hardest for you. May you all be wrapped in the loving memories and arms of the lives left behind.


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