Linda Lyche Obituary, Death – Linda Lyche, 72, died in 2022 in Onalaska. Fargo, ND, July 30, 1950, Minot, North Dakota Linda attended Concordia College after moving to Jamestown. Her roommate recommended MSU. Her majors were psychology, Spanish, and math/secondary education. 1971, graduation. Valencia sparked her wanderlust. John married in 1972. John’s bank training year was 1974. LaCrescent High was my first job.
The couple had kids. Linda’s children were content, well-educated, and well-liked. She adored being a parent. Linda returned to school when her youngest started kindergarten. UW-L specializes in school psychology. Onalaska’s talented coordinator. Sparta has psychologists. She later joined West Salem. She went to children’s events. Onalaska PTO, Show Choir Parent Support, youth hockey Volunteering. Linda was visited by five exchange students.
Linda traveled a lot. She adored ski vacations. Wisconsin, South Dakota, and New Zealand Her travels contributed to the abolition of polio in India. Linda’s generosity. She became chair of the FCC after joining the board. They were co-chairs of United Way. Hers was Riverfest. She backed SA, BGC, and others. The Salvation Army’s “Red Shield Community Service Award,” the Association of Fundraising Professionals “Outstanding Philanthropist” award, the Bethany St. Joseph Corporation’s “Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award,” Viterbo University’s “St. John XXIII Distinguished Service Award,” and the Great Rivers United Way’s “Live United” award were among the honors she received.
Linda was outgoing. Recipe, book, and adventure groups are all available. Her friends were drawn from running, children’s activities, and volunteer work. Linda was devoted to her grandchildren. In 2010, she was given the name “Nana.” Then there were nine grandchildren. She met them all. Each grandchild received a gingerbread house for Christmas and Easter. Despite having ALS, she attended her grandchildren’s sporting events, dance recitals, musical performances, and school plays. Trips for 17 people were planned. Grandma was well-liked.
Eric (Erin) Lyche of Denver, Kasen, Sloane, and Margot; Adam (Debbie) Lyche of Edina, Ian, Colin, and Grace; and Jill (Paul) Kulig of Altoona, Lucas, Leah, and Jack. Chuck (Claire), Jeff, Scott, and Mary Elizabeth Lyche are cousins. O’Briens and Lyches are no longer alive. November 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 15 minutes before the funeral at 11:00 a.m. After services, Celebrations on the River serves lunch. Please donate time, talent, or treasure in honor of Linda’s kindness and generosity. Linda advocated for children and education all over the world.