Linda Raye Johnson

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August 20, 1946 ~ April 24, 2022

Linda R. Johnson, 75, Beresford, died Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

A Celebration of Life will be 1-3pm, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the United Church of Christ in Beresford, SD.

Linda Raye Neumeier was born August 20, 1946, to Leo and Irene (Miller) Neumeier, in Paris, Arkansas. Linda worked for over 40 years as a Certified Nurse Assistant.  She most recently retired from the Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford at the age of 73. 

Linda was strong, independent, hardworking, and never gave up on a job until it was finished. She could be harsh at times when she wanted to let us know we messed up, and yet never gave up on anyone. She loved all her residents at the nursing homes where she proudly worked for many years. They were her pride and joy, and making their difficult days sunnier was her number one goal. We loved her for that heart of gold she had. We honor her for helping so many live out their final days with loving care, kindness, and the ultimate dignity they deserved. 

Linda had a laugh that would take over a room, and certainly brought meaning to the phrase “fireworks come in small packages!” It’s heartbreaking to know that she was the last of an amazing group of siblings and an ending to an era of memories that will carry on for eternity. We will deeply miss that little spitfire of a lady and all of the good things she brought to so many lives. Even after death, she continues to give to others through the gifts of eye and tissue donation. 

Linda was blessed by her children and their spouses: Rhonda (Charlie) Buster, John Holzman, Larry (Lori) Holzman, and Carla Noram; grandchildren, Sonjia “Punky” Barnes (Neil Hammitt), Christine (Kolby) Kirkland, Sebastian (Catie Swart) Holzman, Slayton (Paige Mitchell) Holzman, Seth Holzman, Jeremy Noram, Justin Noram, and Janessa Noram; fourteen great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Geraldine (Bob) Lux, Rose Catherine (Johnny) Willhite, Leo (Betty) Neumeier, Bob (Mary) Neumeier, Molly (Raymond) Forst, Phyllis (Donald) Lensing, and Marilyn (Carlton) Weatherton; and many nieces and nephews. 

Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Irene (Miller) Neumeier; daughter, Rhonda; her brothers and sisters; and many other loved ones. 

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  • LeAnn K Knudson says:

    Linda was a very compassionate nurse to my niece, Melanie Homandberg at Bethesda. Melanie was a very special young lady who had Downs Syndrome and was in alot of pain in her final days at Bethesda. I will always cherish the special care and kindness she showed to her. Linda was a bright star as she entered the room to care for her patients. My sympathy to the family at this time of loss.

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