Linda LaSoya

Linda M. LaSoya (Friedman)

Saturday, December 15th, 1951 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Linda LaSoya (Friedman) 67, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at home surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd., Dubuque, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.

Linda was born December 15, 1951, the daughter of Harlan and Julitta (Mormann) Friedman. She married the love of her life, Ike LaSoya on August 3, 1973 in Dubuque. They enjoyed 46 years together in marriage. Linda retired from John Deere in 2013, and was a Real Estate broker for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Ike LaSoya; grand-daughters Tazlynn LaSoya and Deanté (Preston) Kalpinski and great-granddaughter Adalina Kalpinski; daughter-in-law Kari Kammerude of Hazel Green, WI; 11 siblings, Carole Lamphier of Cedar Rapids, Joyce (Joe) Vavra of Ely, Diane (Dave) Bradley of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Vern) Kleinschrodt of Farley, Gary (Kathy) Friedman of Colleyville, TX, Ron (Jan) Friedman of Dyersville, Sharon Summers of Campbell, CA, Dennis (Ellen) Friedman of Eagan, MN, Laurie (Guy) Knepper of Williamsburg, Jan (Doug) Boone of Manchester, and Paul (Traci) Friedman of Polk City; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Carey and Nancy LaSoya of Sherrill; her mother-in-law and father-in-law Lucy (LaSoya) and Jerry Steffens.

Linda was preceded in death by her son, Kory LaSoya; parents Harlan and Julitta Friedman; sister Ruth Munsey; and father-in-law Ike LaSoya Sr.

Family was her greatest gifts in life. They were blessed with a son who gifted them two grand-daughters and a great-granddaughter who caller her Gigi.

Linda enjoyed many adventurous sports such as sky-diving, scuba diving, and snorkeling. She also enjoyed snow skiing, golfing, swimming, and walking. Her passion was bicycling.

Linda will be remembered for her energy, compassion, motivation, strength, and courage, and will be greatly missed by the people’s lives she has touched.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Croix Hospice and the physicians and nurses at Mayo Clinic.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
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  • Service

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 JFK Rd.
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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    Deacon John Stierman


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Jim Pappas

Posted at 02:24pm
Dear Ike,
By chance I typed your name into Google and found that you had recently lost your wife. I don't know if you remember me, I worked at Renier's during my college years. But I know how very difficult it is to lose your love, and I offer you my condolences.
Jim Pappas

Michele Potter

Posted at 01:34pm
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Many years ago I worked with her at John Deere. We had some great times! The world is a sadder place with her gone.

Jessie Kelley

Posted at 03:25pm
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the LaSoya and Friedman family.
Gladys Knepper and family

Dan&Nancy Schmitt

Posted at 10:38pm
Our deepest sympathy to you Ike and all the families. You two were a very special couple. Our hearts ache for you. May God give you strength and peace at this sad time. We will never forget the love you showed each other. Sorry we can't be there for all of you, we are in Colorado visiting our family. Love and prayers Dan and Nancy Schmitt

Chantal Rozmus

Posted at 11:45am
Linda will always be remembered for her smile and her laugh. It was impossible to be around her and not be happier. She had an innate ability to bring people together and loved her family more than anything. Some of the memories that we hold close during this time of grieving include the annual Friedman Christmas that was held in her home. There wasn’t a warmer place in the middle of an Iowa winter than her kitchen, and you’ve never seen a mountain of shoes like the one that filled her mud room when the larger-than-life Friedman family gathered. Linda, we miss you so very much already. You taught us about seeing the bright side of life, even when things were hard, and you taught us to do what we love because life is finite. Our hearts are with Ike during this difficult time, and we promise to surround him with love as he is part of our family. We love you so much. As you used to say to Grandpa- “enjoy your ride”, beautiful.

With love,

Guy, Laurie, Chantal, Zach, Trevor, Garrett, & Hollie

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