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Linda Budde

September 13, 1940 — August 25, 2020

Linda Lee Budde, 79, of Minonk, passed away at 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at OSF St. James Medical Center in Pontiac, IL.
She was born September 13, 1940 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Albert and Grace Leimer. She married Henry C. Budde on December 10, 1966 in St. Louis. He survives.
Also surviving are her children; Cheryl Budde of Minonk, Steve (Kristin) Budde of Dunlap, Beth (Rene) de Groof of West Frankfort, IL; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Linda earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Concordia University and an associate's degree in library science at ICC. She was a first grade teacher in Flanagan before becoming a children's librarian in Minonk and Eureka Libraries. She later worked at Provident Book Store in Bloomington for about 15 years before retiring. She was also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minonk. Linda loved to play piano and frequently played at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Secor United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Pastor Joy Miller will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Covid-19 protocol will be followed. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minonk or St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at


AUG 29. 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760-1076

Funeral Service

AUG 29. 11:00 AM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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