Range Funeral Homes


Linda D. Rioux

02/14/1954 - 04/26/2018

Linda D. Rioux, 64, of Iron, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Messiah Lutheran Church at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Joyce Piper will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Linda was born February 14, 1954 in Buffalo, MN to Florian and Dorothy Lindner. Linda met Van Rioux in Hopkins and moved to the Range. They were united in marriage on April 26, 1991 and made their home in Iron, MN.

Linda enjoyed outdoor activities, loved crocheting, and doing puzzle books in her spare time until her arthritis made her stop. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and putzing with her rose bushes.

She is survived by:
Husband of 27 years, Van
Sons: Chris Anderson, Colin (Mandy) Petterson, and Shaun (Kelly) Rioux
Mother: Dorothy Lindner
Sisters: Barb Zupan and Donna (Larry) Hadsel
Grandchildren: Joseph (Arielle) Petterson, Maxine Lauseng, and Sylvia Rioux
Great Grandchildren: Kinsley Petterson and Hadley Mickle
Her trusty buddy, Shadow
Numerous relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her father, Florian; son, Les; and father-in-law, John

2 thoughts on “Linda D. Rioux”

  1. Karen Lindner Pitschneider says:

    Linda’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your memories of Linda. Linda is my cousin and I remember her as very quiet and shy.

  2. Myran Julie Jarmon (myranj@centurytel.net) says:

    I am truly sorry for the loss and pain that you Van and the Rioux family and friends are feeling because of losing Linda recently in death. Most of us have had to endure the sorrow of losing a loved one in death. What helped me the most was prayer and faith in God’s promises like found here at 1 Corinthians 15: 26 and it tells us: “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25)
    If you had the opportunity to see your dead loved ones again, alive and in perfect health here on earth, would you take it? Of course, we all would! The Bible says we will!!! Isn’t that wonderful? so, please watch this short, faith strengthening video: “Can The Dead Really Live Again?”

    or see JW.ORG
    You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

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05/03/2018 at 11:00 AM
Messiah Lutheran Church, Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am