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Obituaries: Linda Shank


December 18, 2020

Beloved wife and mother Linda Shank, 69, passed away Dec. 5, 2020.

Linda was born on Oct. 30, 1951, near International Falls. She called many places home, including South St. Paul, Two Harbors, Bassett Lake, Castle Danger and Barnum.

In 1986 she married Gene Shank. Together they enjoyed buying and selling antiques and vintage wares. Linda was always artistic in nature, decorating her homes and stores with great care and creativity. In recent years she found painting pictures to be fun. She adored animals and found much joy in caring for them.

She lived her life boldly with an authentic spirit. Linda was a person of faith.

Linda is preceded in death by her father, Hans; mother Mary; brother John; and nephew Brad. She is survived by husband Gene; daughter Leah; stepchildren Mike, Steve (Michele), Tom, and Kathy (Mike); siblings Audrey, Lucille, and Shirley (Bob); many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

To keep everyone safe from Covid-19, there will be no funeral at this time. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude's hospital will be appreciated. Letters of condolence can be sent to Gene Shank, 3697 Front St, Barnum MN 55707.

Pine Knot News. Dec. 18, 2020


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