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Eileen Linneman - Sergeant Bluff, Iowa: July 17, 1930 – Dec. 25, 2012

Posted: Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012

Eileen Rose (Kaiser) Linneman, 82, formerly of Estelline, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Floyd Senior Living Center in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Estelline. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, followed by a scripture service at 7 p.m.

Eileen Rose (Kaiser) Linneman, daughter of Edward and Ann (Mack) Kaiser, was born July 17, 1930, in Clear Lake. She spent her early years and received her education in Deuel and Hamlin counties’ rural schools and graduated from Estelline High School in 1948. Eileen married Joseph H. Linneman on Jan. 12, 1949, in Estelline.

After their marriage, they farmed in Hamlin County until retiring and moved into Estelline in 1976. She was employed as a dietary cook at the Estelline Nursing and Care Center from 1978 to 2001. Joseph died in 2007 and in 2009 she moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, to be near her daughter Deborah and family.

She was a member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Estelline, where she was active in the Altar Society. She enjoyed reading and sewing.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Roger) Cramer of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Lisa (Loni) Moen of Watertown; two sons, Dale Linneman of Estelline and Timothy Linneman of Sergeant Bluff; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; a daughter, Margaret; two brothers, Edward and Marvin Kaiser; and a sister, Audrey Lohr.

Geise Funeral Home of Estelline is in charge of arrangements.

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