Linda Lee King was born at Thiel Hospital in Bertha, Minnesota on July 10, 1946 to Gordon and Mabel (Daniels) King. Linda grew up on the family farm near Hewitt and graduated from Bertha-Hewitt High School with the class of 1964. After High School she moved to Minneapolis and worked at Finger Hut and Genuine Parts.
On April 15, 1967 Linda was united in marriage to Vern Missling at Church of God in Bertha, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Angela, Dina and Tony. Linda and Vern resided in Bloomington and Rosemount until 1972 when they bought a farm and made their home in Deer Creek, Minnesota. Linda enjoyed working on the farm and being a mom. She worked at Pamida and seasonally at Dorow Mink Ranch in Ottertail and also at her brother’s insurance office in Wadena. She enjoyed her 16 years of employment at Homecrest in Wadena and would often write a poem for a fellow employee’s birthday or retirement.
Linda and Vern have made their home on the farm in Menahga, Minnesota in 2001. Linda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchild with infamous sleepovers at Grandma’s. She enjoyed hunting with her family, fishing, canoeing and camping. She also enjoyed trivia, reading, crossword puzzles and trips to the casino with family and friends. She was an active member of both the Deer Creek United Methodist and Hubbard United Methodist Churches. She served as Co-chair of the Hubbard United Methodist Women’s Group and sang in the choir. She was active in TOPS and KOPS and was president of the Hubbard Chapter. Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful friend. She will be remembered for her strong Faith; kind, giving spirit and the beautiful songs and poems she wrote.
On September 7, 2020 Linda passed away peaceful at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minnesota at 74 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Linda in death are her parents and father and mother-in-law Ray and Mavis; infant daughter: Dina; siblings: Doug King; infant brother: Richard King; and brother-in-law: Robert Missling.
Linda is survived by her loving husband: Vern; daughter: Angela (Clay) Moser of Fayetteville, Arkansas; son: Tony (Kim) Missling of Deer Creek, Minnesota; 5 grandchildren: Chandler, Madisyn, Ella, Lily and Carter; 1 great grandchild: Tyr; 4 sisters-in-law: Mary King of Battle Lake, Minnesota; Janice (Marvin) Larson of Owatonna, Minnesota, Karen (Ron) Grewe of Bertha, Minnesota; Connie Missling of Wadena, Minnesota and; 11 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
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