Linda YagodaLinda Yagoda, 56, Duluth, Minn, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice, Duluth.
Linda Yagoda, 56, Duluth, Minn, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice, Duluth.
She was born Aug. 10, 1955, in Superior to Wesley and Alli (Yrjanainen) Johnson.
She graduated from Northwestern High School and received her LPN degree from Ironwood Community College.
Linda had been employed at St. Luke's Hospital for more than 30 years.
She married Scott Yagoda on March 26, 1988, and they celebrated 23 years of marriage.
Linda was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Duluth and a former member of Hope Lutheran Church in Oulu, Wis.
She was a loving and caring mother, wife, daughter, sister and nurse. She enjoyed going to plays, riding the motorcycle with her husband, watching her children waterski at the cabin and she was an avid reader.
In addition to her husband Scott, Linda is survived by two sons, Alexander and Nicholas Yagoda, of Duluth; one daughter, Vanessa Yagoda, Duluth; her mother, Alli Johnson, Brule; three sisters, Kimberly (Bob) Clark, Brule, Tammy (Tom) Ruska, Blaine, Minn, Lisa Zunker, Augusta, Wis; one brother, Mark (Pam) Johnson, Brule; seven nephews; two nieces; her godmother, Eva Wiitala; one brother-in-law, Steve (Kathe) Yagoda; a sister-in-law, Beth (Paul) Yagoda-Sever and several other family members.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Johnson, her grandparents, John and Impi Yrjanainen, Oliver and Alma Johnson and a brother-in-law, Jason Zunker.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Jan. 21 at Hope Lutheran Church in Oulu, Wis., with Pastor Scott Stai and Pastor David Tryggestad of Concordia Lutheran Church in Duluth, co-officiating.
Burial will be in the Everrest Cemetery, Waino, Wis.
Lernoot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Send a condolence or sign the online guest book at www.lenroot-maetzold.com.