Linda J. EakmanLinda J. Eakman, 61, of Two Harbors, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Linda J. Eakman, 61, of Two Harbors, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 20, 1947, to Don and Dorothy (Perkins) Redden in Forest City, Iowa. She grew up in Britt, Iowa and moved to Crystal, near Minneapolis. She graduated from Robbinsdale High School, class of 1966.
After moving to Two Harbors, Linda owned and operated Motel Two Harbors and the Country Inn.
She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Two Harbors.
She enjoyed knitting, crafts, crossword puzzles, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends, especial- ly her children, grandchil- dren and great-grandson.
She is preceded in death by her mother and sister Ri- ta. Linda is survived by her son and daughters Jim Eak- man, Kelly (Don) Johnsen and Tricia (Mark) Haselow; former husband and special friend Andy Eakman; father, Don (Audrey) Redden; sisters and brothers Paul (Georgia) Redden, Dwight (Arlys) Redden, Cathy (Brian) Malone, Mark (Dyann) Redden, Jane (Jeff) Sundin, John (Bonnie) Redden, Mona (Bob) Williams, and Kevin Redden; grand- children Reid, Austin, Cole, Anna Eakman, Melissa and Tiffany Johnsen, and Jacob, Alec, and Brooke Haselow; great-grandson Landon Johnsen and many nieces and nephews.
Linda will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
A mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Shawn McMahon and Tim, Bobbie Jo and Georgia for their excellent care.