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Linda Jean Hinseth

March 10, 1953 ~ April 2, 2021 (age 68)


Linda Hinseth, 68, of Willmar, died Friday, April 2, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A private memorial service for Linda will be held at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.  Interment will be at Colfax Cemetery near New London at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Linda Jean Hinseth was born March 10, 1953, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Clinton and Dorothy (Hanson) Hinseth.  She grew up in the New London area, and graduated from New London-Spicer High School in 1971.  She then attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin, obtaining her master’s degree.  Linda made her home in Madison, Wisconsin and worked as a civil engineer for Alliant Energy.  Due to health concerns, Linda moved to Willmar in 2016 and resided at Prairie Senior Cottages.

Linda enjoyed photography, gardening, and traveling around the world, especially her eight trips to Australia.  She also enjoyed writing and published two children’s books, which also included many of her photos from her travels.

Linda is survived by her mother: Dorothy Hinseth of Sunburg; five siblings: Karen Welander (and Chip Manson) of Sunburg, Eugene Hinseth of Sunburg, Diane (and David) Oslund of Atwater, Craig (and Kathleen) Hinseth of New London, and Ronald Hinseth of Sunburg; a brother-in-law: Dean Johnson of Sunburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father: Clinton Hinseth in 2016; and a sister: Carolyn Johnson in 2004.








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