Betty Lou Linker1943-2013
Funeral service for Betty Lou Linker, age 70 of Princeton, will be Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Hill. Rev. Kim-Lee Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Hill Cemetery on Sep 27, 2013. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home and on hour prior to services at the church.
Betty Lou (Pinter) Linker, 70, of rural Princeton, passed away Monday September 23, 2013, at Mendota Lutheran Home where she was a resident for four days. She had been battling pancreatic cancer for two years.
Betty was born June 27, 1943 in Princeton to Arnold and Opal (Searl) Pinter.
She was united in holy matrimony to Billy Linker on September 6, 1964 in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Hill in rural Princeton.
She was a graduate of Berlin Center School and Malden High School. A life-long member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church ("The Church on the Hill") of rural Princeton, Betty was active in many of the parish's ministries, notably Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the parish's quilting ministry, and served as a Sunday School teacher. In the 1960s and 70s she worked at Bureau Service Company in Princeton for over a decade.
A devoted farm wife, Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed tending a large vegetable and flower garden.
Betty is survived by her husband Bill of rural Princeton; two sons, John (Molly) Linker of Lexington, Kentucky, and Will (Jolene) Linker of rural Malden; three grandchildren, Haleigh, Lila, and Ella; brother Merrill Pinter of Kewanee, Illinois; sister-in-law Carolyn Cloues of Birmingham, Alabama; nine nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister-in-law.
Memorials may be directed to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church on the Hill.