Linda Lou White, 85, Kokomo, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 13, 2022. Linda was born in Roseau, Minnesota, to Guy David and Amanda Amelia (Gulbranson) Jaenicke, on October 5, 1936.
Linda graduated from Roseau High School in 1954. She married the love of her life, Ralph L. White, in Kokomo, on March 17, 1956, and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2012. Together, she and Ralph had four children born between 1957 and 1961, Brad, Doug, Denise and Bruce. While raising their family, Linda worked at Delco Electronics/GM, and retired in 1990.
Family and church were Linda’s life. She was a loyal attendee of her children and grandchildren’s sporting events and was a devoted member of In His Image Church. She loved nature and enjoyed bird watching, fishing and gardening. She also enjoyed square dancing and had been a member of the Delco Square Dancing Club. Linda was accomplished in crocheting and knitting and shared her talent with others by making sure everyone got new dishcloths every year. In her later years, Linda enjoyed being a volunteer at Community Howard Regional.
Survivors include her sons, Douglas P. (DeeDee) White and Bruce A. (Asta) White; daughter-in-law, Roberta White; grandchildren, Nicholas P. (Michele) White, Kristina N. (Ted) Uelk, Nathan A. White, Kerri L. Anderson and Stephen A. White; great-grandchildren, Brenna White, Kayla White, Camron White, Mason White, Ethan Marvel, Gavin Anderson, Owen Anderson, Brody Uelk, Aiden Uelk and Leo Uelk; sisters, Edith Breedlove and Carol Cupp; and several nieces and nephews.
She has been reunited in heaven with her husband; parents; son, Bradley G. White; daughter, Denise P. White; and siblings, Albert Jaenicke, Nora Sorteberg, David Jaenicke, Lawrence Jaenicke, Jeorge Jaenicke, George Jaenicke, Delbert Jaenicke, Roy Jaenicke, Junior Jaenicke and Ella Henson.
A Christian celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Brad Swain officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit from Noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to In His Image Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
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