Linda Wandfluh - May 21, 2009Linda Wandfluh, 65, of Central City, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Central City with Rev. Doug McHargue officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be at a later date at the Central City Cemetery. Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Linda Kaye Wandfluh was born March 13, 1944, in Osceola to Roger W. and Shirley A. (Peterson) Gustafson. She grew up on a farm between Polk and Hordville and graduated from Hordville High School in 1962. She received her Registered Nurses degree from Mary Lanning Memorial School of Nursing in Hastings, her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Kearney State College, and she was trained as a Master of Reike.
She married Joseph L. Tyler. They lived in Ft. Campbell, Ky. for two years and then returned to live on Prairie Island in 1968. They operated a scuba diving shop before returning to Prairie Island where they farmed and raised hogs.
On May 21, 1988, Linda married Donald D. Wandfluh. They made their home on the old Bethesda Farm near Central City. Linda was the first director of nursing for Bethesda Nursing Home in Central City and held this position for over 15 years, she then worked for 15 years at the Veteran’s Hospital in Grand Island. She retired in 2006.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Polk and was most recently a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Central City. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Willanna Chapter 321 and was a past worthy matron and served on the Hordville School Board. She was passionate about practicing the healing art of Reike, she enjoyed gardening, refinishing antiques, square dancing, and was a caregiver to her family, her patients, and animals.
Survivors include her sons, Trent A. (Sara) Tyler of Chapman and Neil D. (Erna) Tyler of Central City; her stepchildren, James D. Wandfluh of Anthem, Ariz., Christine K. Tejeda of Central City and D. Brett (Jennifer) Wandfluh of Overland Park, Kan.; one brother, Stephen R. and Isolde Gustafson of Karlsruhe, Germany; three sisters, Leigh Ann (Leroy) Smelker of Central City, Debra and Alan Pickrel of Columbus and Tina (Chris) Hunt of Aurora; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, on June 11, 2008; her parents, Roger and Shirley Gustafson, and her brother-in-law, Lou Nauert.