Thurber, Linda J.
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Linda Joan Thurber, 75, of 7911 Whitrock Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, passed away peacefully Monday, November 26, 2012 at Our House Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Dale Voss will officiate, burial will be at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Coloma, Wisconsin. The family will greet relatives and friends at Ritchay Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.
Linda was born January 14th, 1937, the daughter of Donald and Ruth (Zwetz) Holcomb. She attended grade school in the town of Colburn, and high school at Adams Friendship. She then entered the Waushara Teachers' College, graduating in June, 1956. She taught school in Plainville, Wisconsin and also at Howe Elementary School and Saint Lawrence grade school in Wisconsin Rapids. Linda's first marriage was to John A. Bielmeier in 1957. She was married to Harold A. Thurber in June 1972. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and won several cooking contests. Linda also loved gardening, canning, fishing, flowers, and spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her four children, James (Catherine) Bielmeier of Hancock WI, Janelle (Michael) Ales of Delmar NY, John (Sheila) Bielmeier of Wisc Rapids, and Jake (Tamme) Bielmeier of Wisc Rapids, four step sons, Jamie (Bobbi) Thurber of Plover WI, Dennis Thurber of Wisc Rapids, Douglas (Angie) Thurber of Appleton WI, and Allen (Tiger) Thurber of Wisc Rapids. She had 52 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Roger Holcomb, her twin sister Mary Holcomb, and her husband Harold of 34 years.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the Hospice nurses and all the caregivers at Our House Assisted Living.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Nov. 28, 2012