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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.

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  1. Jim and Family – Praying for God’s peace, comfort and strength as you grieve the loss of your dear Linda.

  2. Jim, we are so grateful that we were able to visit with you and Linda a few weeks ago. Our hearts break for you and the family as you’ve lost such a wonderful woman. Linda was so proud of you that day when you were inducted into the Fast Pitch Hall of Fame. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Condolences to the family. Steve and I have known you for so many years your passing is surreal. Our prayers are with Jim and family and Linda’s only sibling Darlene and their mother. You will be kept in our memories.

  4. Jim I am so grateful that Denise and I got to know you and Linda our hearts and prayers are with you throughout time of grieving

  5. My heart broke when I heard the news of Linda passing away. Please know that I’m thinking and praying for you Jim, and everyone who loves Linda.

    I spent many years bowling with Linda. She was the absolute best of the best!

  6. Jim, Chris and family, I’m so sorry for your heartbreak at the loss of Linda. What a wonderful friend she was to me and Godmother to Nick.
    I can only hope that time will help ease the sorrow that you are feeling now.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! So glad we got to know her. What a wonderful person. We lost a great bowler! She will be giving lessons in heaven

  8. Jim, I am so sorry to hear about Linda. She was a wonderful woman and I loved her and the way she loved you.
    I love you,
    Stacie

  9. So sorry for your loss Jim. We are so glad we got to see you & Linda when you were in AZ. Linda was a great person! She will
    be missed! Love & prayers to all!!

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jim. I will always remember when Linda and my brother Jerry made the leaderboard in doubles at the national bowling tournament in Reno and had their names up in lights. She will be missed by her “bowling” family. Larry and Maria Bormann

  11. Jim so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. We had so many fun times while teaching in Crookston. She was a great roommate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sue and Brad Fradet

  12. Jim, I’m so sorry to hear of Linda, she is at peace. I remember all the good times at the lake. Linda was such a kind and thoughtful person. May God Bless You! Your family is remembered in my prayers All My Love, Jim.

  13. Jim, so sad to hear of Linda’s passing. I remember fondly the years Mark and I were in the same bowling league as you and Linda. My warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I’m sure she will be dearly missed..🙏🙏🙏🌹💕

  14. We are so sorry for your loss Jim and family.. Linda is now at peace. May you find comfort knowing that Linda’s pain is gone and she rests peacefully in the hands of God. Our thoughts and prayers.
    Dennis and Karwen Kooren

  15. Jim and family, my sincere sympathy to you. I always enjoyed visiting with you Linda at our Shanley class reunions. Prayers🙏.

  16. Hi Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

    Linda, Rest in peace my friend, from many years ago yet never forgotten.

  17. Linda, I want to thank you for being such a kind and caring mother-in-law. You always made me feel like a welcome addition to such a large family like the Hirchert’s and for being such a were a wonderful Grandmother to our children, they always felt like they were in the presence of Snow White when they were with Grandma Hirchert between the kitties inside and the wild Kitties outside that lived there and all the birds, squirrels and other animals there were always Flocking to you. Animals know the presence of a pure spirit when they see one. You are so loved and we all feel very blessed to have you watching over us as you have always done through all of our lives…. you are always in our hearts our dreams and you are a part of all of us.. forever…

    With Love,
    Amanda

  18. Nance and I are saddened by your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  19. Met Linda and Jim some years ago, when I joined my first bowling league (early 90’s). I was saddened to hear of Linda’s passing, my condolences to Jim and the rest of the family. Prayers & thoughts for you all.

  20. So very sorry for your loss. I only had brief interactions with Linda, but I understood Jim and Linda were soul mates.

  21. Dear Jim and family, I had the privilege of meeting Linda at one of our Shanley reunions. Her gracious spirit was evident in greeting others while sharing a part of your youthful past. My prayers will be with you and your family during this time. How appropriate that Linda’s wish is reflected in Happy Trails to all who love her!
    God’s comforting peace be with you, Deb Williams Hinderliter

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