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Linda Hirchert (Johnson), 70, passed away peacefully at her home on Lake Ida after a courageous battle with breast cancer on Saturday October 23, 2021.
Linda was born to Earl and Mavis Johnson on June 22, 1951 in Enderlin, North Dakota. At the age of 10 her family moved to a farm near Wild Rice, ND where she enjoyed riding her horse Trigger with her younger sister Darlene and her horse Lucky. They often would ride until they met other girls on horseback and then stop at the back of Billy’s Bar for a Mountain Dew.
Linda graduated from Fargo South High and attended MSU, earning a degree in education. She then taught 2nd grade in Crookston, MN for 4 years. She loved their curious little minds and was always great with children. After teaching, Linda went to work for Benchmark Systems in Fargo (which later merged with Eide Bailley) where she spent over 35 years, retiring in 2014.
In 1975 she met Jim Hirchert, the love of her life, and they were married in in June of 1978. They both loved softball, bowling, golfing, and camping. She embraced being a stepmother to Chris Hirchert, who later married his wife, Amanda. Blessing Linda and Jim with 2 grandchildren; Morgan and Peyton.
Jim also came from a very large family of 8 brothers and sisters. Many times, Linda and Jim would take all the nieces and nephews to a movie and bowling. She also was very fond of Easton, grandson of Dick and Darlene, which she loved to take fishing on the dock and pontoon rides.
Linda absolutely loved living on the lake, enjoying the wildlife outside and their kitties inside (and some outside!) When you were at their home you were always welcome where she would make you feel at home.
She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Linda is survived by her husband, Jim; Mother, Mavis Johnson; Sister, Darlene (Richard) Redfield; Son, Chris (Amanda) Hirchert; and Grandchildren, Morgan & Peyton.
Linda was preceded in death by her father, Earl Johnson, her aunt and uncle, and her grandparents.