Linda K. Korstad, 94, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Chippewa Co.-Montevideo Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 8 at Trinity Luthern Church in Boyd, with Pastor Lori Wold officiating. Burial followed at Ten Mile Lake Cemetery, Ten Mile Lake Township, Boyd, Lac qui Parle County.
Linda Kathryn Benson Korstad was born on May 5, 1919 in Stony Run Township of Yellow Medicine Co., to parents Thomas O. and Bertina (Eide) Benson. She was baptized July 6, 1919 at Bergen Lutheran Church and later confirmed at Bergen Lutheran. She graduated from Montevideo High School and then attended Windom College in Montevideo and St. Cloud Teachers College. Prior to her marriage she was a school teacher.
Linda married A. Hilman Korstad on December 31, 1941 at Bergen Lutheran Church. They were the parents of son Michael, daughter Janell and two children who passed away at infancy. Hilman and Linda farmed their entire married life. She loved flower gardening, needlework and sewing. She was active in the church ELCW. Linda was a faithful
member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Boyd.
She is survived by her children: Michael of rural Boyd and Janell White of Florence, WI. She is also survived by grandchildren Carmen (Travis) Jones and Sherry Smith; five great grandchildren; brother Thoralf Benson; sister Ruth Laemmle, sister-in-law Blanche Benson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Hilman in 2012; two children; sisters: Esther Dahlgren, Corella Rasmussen, Thelma Berg, Minnie Johnson, Ellen Weigt (twin); and brothers: Harold, Eldor, Oliver, Theodore (in infancy); and son-in-law Jerry White.
Arrangements were by J. H. Lynner Co. of Clarkfield.