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“I have warm memories of Linda being one of my students in my first year of teaching. She was an eighth grader at Manlius, and I really enjoyed her. ...Read More »
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“Linda was a childhood friend for a few grade school years in Colchester, IL. She and I had many fun times . When they relocated I really missed my...Read More »
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“Our heart felt sympathy and condolences to all of Linda's family. It was truly a pleasure and a privilege to have been classmates with Linda at...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Oloffson - Classmate

“I am sorry for your loss. Linda was a great person, all around. You her family, I am sorry. I haven't seen the family in too many years, but you are...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Paulette Funderberg - Rock Falls, IL

“I worked with Linda many years at St. Margaret's Hospital. I worked there from 1978- 2007 when I moved to North Carolina to work at Duke. I have many...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ellen Parks - Durham, NC

“I was blessed to work with LInda in the St. Margaret's radiology department for many years! The love and care she provided her patients and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Lukancic - PERU, IL

“Linda was a very very specisl Christian woman. Her love of her family and friends was only topped by her love of the Lord. I don't know of a more...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Phyllis Bender - Spring Valley, IL

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8 of 9 | Posted by: Virginia Webber - Eldena, IL

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Linda Peterson, age 67, of Walnut, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.
Linda was born April 4, 1953 in Princeton the daughter of Dario and Betty (Sandberg) Wolford. She married Charles Peterson on June 16, 1984 in Manlius. Linda was employed as a X-ray Technician at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley for 22 years retiring in 2016. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Linda was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sterling where she was an adult Sunday school teacher, started and was the leader of ELMS and also started the Ladies Tea at Regency Care Center in Sterling.
She is survived by her husband of Walnut; two daughters, Tonya Y. (Edward) Collins of Normal and Kimberly L. Fite of Paris, Tenn.; three sons, Beau (Amy) Harp of Princeton, Bryan (Katherine) Harp of Batavia and Brock (Jillian) Harp of Earlville; one sister, Shirley Wolford of Sterling; one brother, Jerry Wolford of Princeton; and thirteen grandchildren, Drew, Ellie, Sophie, Keegan, Declan, Isabella, Kaydence, Grady, Brent, Phillip, Derek, Bridget and Megan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dave Wolford; and one half-brother, Chuck Smith.
A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.