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Linda Caroline Hamson, age 95, of Bricelyn, MN died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at her home at Nicollet Place in Blue Earth, MN. A Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 10:30 AM, at Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn, MN, with Pr. Nancy Dreier officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery, Bricelyn, MN.
Linda Caroline Hamson was born May 8, 1921, in Pickeral Lake Township, the daughter of Christ and Alma (Stern) Schmidt. Linda was baptized and confirmed at Pickerel Lake Lutheran Church, and attended rural school District 124. She was an active member of Luther League and 4-H, winning many honors for home beautification and bread making, skills she used throughout her life. Linda was united in marriage to Henry M. Hamson on November 7, 1944, at Pickeral Lake Lutheran Church. She and Hank farmed in the Bricelyn and Winnebago areas, retiring back to Bricelyn in 1972. Linda held various jobs in her life and was a long time member of Bricelyn Lutheran Church. She traveled to Europe, Alaska, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts, which she loved. Linda enjoyed making quilts for LWR and crocheting sweaters, hats and doilies for donations and gifts. Everything "grew" with Linda's touch, she was a renowned gardener. She was a joy to our lives and all who met her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, sisters: Elsie Perschbacher and Mildred Kangas; brothers: Edvin and Loy Schmidt; many relatives and friends.
Linda is survived by her children: Carol Reinhart of Denver, CO; Henry Hamson Jr. of Delavan, MN, Susan Mules of Anoka, MN; 6 grandchildren: Brad (Tonie) Mules of Warner Robins, GA, Amy (Jon) Mills of Ramsey, MN, Melissa Reinhart of Garden City, KS, Mark Reinhart of Denver, CO, Bo Patrick Hamson of Delavan, MN and Robin Leslie of Wells, MN; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild; many nieces, nephews and their families.