Linda Nash, 62, of Grand Meadow

Linda Nash

Linda M. Nash, 62, of Grand Meadow, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at her home, from complications of an illness with C.O.P.D.

Linda Marie Steele was born on July 4, 1956, in Rochester to Franklin and Elizabeth (Kern) Steele.

Elizabeth later married Robert Richardson, who raised Linda and her siblings.

She grew up in Rochester and attended John Marshall High School.

She was married on Nov. 10, 1973, in Rochester to Andrew P. Winkels. The couple lived in Rochester for a number of years where they had two children. They were later divorced.

She was married on April 2, 1983, in Rochester to Rick L. Vagt. They had three children together and lived in Stewartville and later moved to Rochester. They were later divorced.

She was a homemaker who was dedicated to raising her children and was employed in housekeeping at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester for a number of years and at Comfort Inn and Suites as a housekeeper.

She lived in Pine Island for some years and had moved to Grand Meadow in 2017 where she was living with her son. She attended Sunday services at High Point Church in Rochester. She enjoyed the outdoors, boating, camping, canoeing and fishing. She enjoyed baking, decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas, liked flower gardening and following the Green Bay Packers. She loved time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Tammy (John) Hershberger of Fruita, Colo., and Kimberly Vagt of Grand Meadow; three sons, Nathan Winkels of Grand Meadow, Timothy (Dawn) Winkels of Northfield and Richard Vagt of Grand Meadow; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth and Michael Winkels and Taylor, Cody, Alex and Faith Winkels; two brothers, Robert Steele of Rochester and Edward Richardson of Stewartville; three half-brothers, Bruce Steele, Robert Steele and Terry Steele and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth; her stepfather, Robert; sister, Sherry and an infant grandson, Noah.

A celebration of life for her was held on Friday, Nov. 23, at Southern Hills “Club House” in Stewartville.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

Cards & flowers are to be sent to Richard Vagt at 308 2nd Ave SW, Grand Meadow, MN 55936.

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