Inga Linder, 104, of Plummer, MN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, MN with her loving family at her side.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Oklee, MN with Rev. Linda Molitor officiating. Burial will be at Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Oklee, MN. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church.
Inga Adina Johnson was born October 21, 1914 in Garnes Township, rural Oklee, MN, the daughter of Charley and Mary (Anderson) Johnson. She was baptized at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Mayfield Township, Pennington County and confirmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on July 29, 1929. She attended 33J School, grades 1 through 8 and Oklee High School, grades 9-12. She also attended Bemidji State Teacher College in Bemidji, MN. She taught country school for 7 years.
On November 25, 1939, Inga was united in marriage to Oscar Linder at Oklee, MN. The couple lived on a farm east of Plummer, MN in Garnes Township. She was a house wife until 1960 and then returned to teaching first grade in Plummer. The couple moved to Plummer in the fall of 1971. In 1979-1980, Inga was awarded the title of “Teacher of the Year”. She continued to teach until she retired in 1981.
Inga was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, rural Oklee, WELCA, Plummer Education Association, Minnesota Education Association, National Education Association and Plummer Senior Citizens. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, knitting, crocheting, reading, cooking and baking. Inga was even caught pulling weeds in her garden last week. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by 2 children: Orrin (Phyllis) Linder of Plummer, MN and Jane (John Capp) Kolstoe of Thief River Falls; grandchildren: Theodore (Jenny) Linder, Marcia (Scott) Peterson, Jennifer (Mark) Davis, Ann (Ryan) Ulrich, Eric (Nancy) Kolstoe, Matt (Lisa) Kolstoe, Leif (Jill) Kolstoe and Sonia Kolstoe; great-grandchildren: Alyssa (Marc) Walter, Hailey Peterson, Luke Peterson, Josie Davis, Jake Davis, Lincoln Davis, Sophia Linder, Maggie Ulrich, Gus Ulrich, Peyton Kolstoe, Brooke Kolstoe, Jayda Kolstoe, Hannah Kolstoe, Emily Kolstoe and Ava Kolstoe; great great-grandchildren, Isla Walter and Levi Walter; and many nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
She is preceded by her husband Oscar in 1973, her parents, son-in-law, John Kolstoe, brothers: Albert, Melvin, Art, Clarence, Leonard, Otto Johnson; and Johnny Anderson; sisters: Josephine Boyd, Selma Nelson, Gladys Magnell and Amanda Johnson; and all of the Linder family whom Inga dearly loved.
Family condolences may be sent to: www.johnsonfuneralservice.com
Scripture, Psalm 23
Reader, Eric Kolstoe The Dash
Accompanist, Chelsey Vettleson
Soloist, Erica Larson
Songs, Sweet Hour Of Prayer, In The Garden, Precious Lord Take My Hand, On Eagle’s Wings
Pallbearers, Ted Linder, Eric Kolstoe, Matt Kolstoe, Leif Kolstoe, Scott Peterson, Mark Davis, Ryan Ulrich
Honorary Pallbearers, Marcia Peterson, Jennifer Davis, Ann Ulrich, Sonia Kolstoe