Barbara Linder(1928 - 2014)

BARBARA M. LINDER, 85 BELVIDERE - Barbara M. Linder, 85, of Belvidere, went to sleep on earth and woke up in Heaven on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Rosewood Care Center of Rockford, after a long illness. She was born on April 30, 1928, in Belvidere; the daughter of Arthur and Jean (Fristoe) Gates. Barbara graduated from Belvidere High School in 1946. On June 10, 1947, she married Roger H. Linder in Belvidere. Barbara worked several years for Green Giant. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. In her past time, she enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, sewing, baking goodies, spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was treasured as a great Mom and Grandma. Barbara is survived by her children, Sandi Buck, Wynne AR, Dennis (Nancy) Linder, and Rodney Linder, both of Belvidere; son-in-law, Charles Vertin; 9 grandchildren, Crystal Snell, Julie (Darren) Barbee, Della Mays-Chavez, Shane Hellenga, Emily Vertin, Mary (Rudy) Ramirez, Kathryn (Josh) Blair, Patricia Linder, Rebecca Linder; 9 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson, Ryan. She is preceded in death by parents; husband; daughter, Laurie Vertin; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Linder; son-in-law, Ray Buck; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters-in-law. The family wishes to thank the staff of Rosewood Care Center and Transistions Hospice for their loving care to Barbara. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. Rev. Daniel Lashley, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials to Calvary Baptist Church in her memory. To express condolences online, visit

Funeral Home

Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel
218 West Hurlbut Avenue Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 544-2616

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2014