Cover photo for Velda Linden's Obituary
Velda Linden Profile Photo
Velda

Velda Linden

August 23, 1919

Velda Charlotta Anderson Linden was born August 23, 1919 to Charlie Elmer and Elin Otilla (Ekstrom) Anderson at their home south of Courtland , Kansas . She attended Bollen District 100 elementary school and graduated from Courtland High School with the Class of 37. Velda was united in marriage to Glenwood Loring Linden January 2, 1941. To this union two children were born, Robert Neill and Judith Elin. Until he was drafted into the army during WWII, she and Glenwood both worked in the shipyards in Portland , Oregon . After the war the family moved to Vancouver , Washington where she had various seasonal jobs picking fruit and working in the canneries, and also as a seamstress at Jantzen Beach , in 1952, the family moved back to Kansas where she worked at the Republic grocery store. Velda enjoyed sporting events, cooking, baking, and playing all kinds of games and cards. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Velda was preceded in death by her husband Glenwood in 1987, Republic; her parents Charlie & Elin, Courtland; and her three brothers, Harold and Milford , Courtland, and Carl, Spring Valley , CA . She will be forever remembered by her son Robert of Edmonds, Washington and daughter Judy Erkenbrack and husband Dennis, Republic, Kansas; grandchildren Conrad (Julie) Linden, Marysville, WA, Merritt (Karl) Poulsen, Lynnwood, WA, Brett (Sonia) Erkenbrack, Concordia, KS, and Kinda (Mark) Williams, Paola, KS; great grandchildren Kyle, Jacob, Allison, and Nathan Linden; Blake and Drew Erkenbrack; and Taylor, Skyler, and Garrett Williams; sisters-in-law: Doris Anderson, Spring Valley, CA, Florence Linden, Lincoln, NE, and Jetty Evert, Santa Ana, CA; brother-in-law Cliff Evert, Santa Ana, Ca many dear nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the United Methodist Church , Republic, Kansas with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery , Scandia . Memorials may be made to the church or to Cloud County Women's Basketball program.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Velda Linden, please visit our flower store.

Visits: 17

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree