September 27, 1921 – October 14, 2013


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Marlinda “Linda” Zumwalde, age 93, who died Tuesday at her home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday (TODAY) at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with Christian Women, Catholic United Financial, American Legion Auxiliary, and St. Michael’s Mission Group. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the church.

Linda was born in Cold Spring, MN to Math and Mary (Jacobs) Ethen. She married Ralph Zumwalde on June 24, 1948 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN. Linda worked at Fandels Dept. Store a few years before she was married and later worked for the Rocori School District 750 as a teacher’s aide where she worked for 13 years, until her retirement. She helped with the Rocori School District Census for 28 years. Linda was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Smiles Senior Citizens, Catholic United Financial, Christian Women and St. Michael’s Mission Group. Linda was also a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish where she was a lector and sang in the choir. She loved embroidery, golf, bowling, playing cards, gardening, canning, reading, and the Minnesota Twins. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Mary Kay (Fred) Newman, Jeanne (Mark) Zenner, Gary (Linda), Alan (Diana), and Brian; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Zumwalde.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ralph; sister, Sr. Alice Marie, OSB, and brothers, Norbert, Romuald, Marcus, Alphonse, and Carl.

Memorials are preferred to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Richmond, MN.