Junkins, Linda Kaeberle Wolrab
Linda Kaeberle Wolrab Junkins passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her home following a valiant five year battle with breast cancer. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Paula Roby. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Linda was born in Worthington, Minn., on Sept. 21, 1949. She attended grad school at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School in Fulda, Minn., and moved to Cedar Rapids in 1960 where she attended Jefferson High School and participated in numerous dramatic rolls together with her thespian family. Following graduation Linda attended the University of Iowa and traveled extensively before returning to Cedar Rapids where she worked as an assistant to the children’s buyer at Killian’s Department Store and modeled in numerous fashion shows as well as making several television commercials. She was married to Glenn Wolrob in 1974 and had a son, Matthew in 1977. The family lived in Mount Vernon where Linda became an EMT paramedic and volunteered for the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Area Ambulance Service.
Following that she was employed by Area Ambulance Service. Her favorite employment however, was with Amenity Hospice, later known as Hospice Compassus where she was employed until her health made it impossible. Linda’s sense of humor was infectious. Her loyalty boundless and her spirit light until the end.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Larrayn Kaeberle; and her identical twin sister, Lana.
She is survived by her son, Matthew; a sister, Claudette (Pat) Roby; a brother, Stephen Kaeberle; and her canine companions, Sassy, Dante and Piper.
It is with a mixture of sorrow and joy that we imagine Linda’s reunion with her parents and twin.
The family would like to extend their profound thanks to Dr. Gorsch and his clinic for five years of uncompromising care and devotion.
Please leave a message for the family on the Web page www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Memorial can be made in Linda’s name to the Critter Crusaders, c/o Jan Gatto-Erceg, P.O. Box 10111, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-0111.
Published in The Gazette Feb. 6, 2013.