Linda M. (Rude) Koser

November 1, 1942 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 79)


HARMON – Linda M. Koser, 79, of Harmon, Illinois died on Mother’s Day Sunday May 8, 2022, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Illinois.

                Linda was born November 1, 1942, in Sterling, Illinois to Claude and Grace (Worrell) Rude. She was educated in the Rock Falls Grade schools and a 1960 graduate of Rock Falls High School in Rock Falls, Illinois.  She was married to Gary L. Koser on December 29, 1962, in Rock Falls, recently celebrating their 59th anniversary. Linda was a homemaker and later worked at Rock Falls National Bank in Rock Falls and ERA Realty in Sterling, Illinois. Linda loved her family deeply and loved serving them. She loved rocking babies to sleep and feeding her family by always offering food. She enjoyed RV traveling with Gary and friends and spending time with her sisters. Her family will cherish the memories with her.

                Survivors include her husband, Gary; one son, Steve (Jenny) Koser of Walnut, Illinois; two daughters, Diane (Russ) Renner of Morrison, Illinois and Kris (Mick) Franks or Walnut, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Justin Koser, Katie Koser (Kevin), Kelsie Koser (Wade), Khloe Koser (Ryan), Jacob Renner, Hannah Renner, Josh (Shay) Renner, Allyssa (Juan) Quiroga, Haley (Alex) Fisch, Brady Franks (Sydney); 11 great grandchildren; one sister Mary (Ronnie) Church or Tampico, Illinois; two sisters-in-laws Carolyn Rude or Mt Morris, Illinois and Sharon Hackbarth of Rock Falls, Illinois; one brother-in-law; Bob Hill of Lyndon, Illinois.

                Linda was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dennis L Koser; one granddaughter, Sarah K. Franks; two sister Bonnie Hill and Fay Rude; four brothers; Curtis, Doug, Ray, and Harold Rude.

                Gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, May 16, 2022 at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Leanne Keate of Harmon Methodist Church officiating.

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