FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids.
VISITATION: 5-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
SURVIVORS: Her husband, Bruce of Nevis; her daughter, Tonya (Brandon) Nistler of Park Rapids; her son, Michael (Christina) Mountjoy of Nevis; 7 ¾ grandchildren; her mother, Violet Bell Duquette of Park Rapids and 1 brother, Danny Duquette of Crookston.
LINDA J. BREITWESER
July 31, 1949 ~ May 24, 2012
Linda J. Breitweser, age 62 a long time resident of Nevis, MN entered Eternity on Thursday, May 24, 2012 after a long battle with numerous health problems at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, MN.
Linda was born on July 31, 1949 in Grand Forks, ND to Paul and Violet Belle Duquette. As a child she moved with her family to California where they made their home for several years. Later, they returned to Minnesota where Linda attended schools in Mahnomen and later in Menahga where she graduated in 1967. After receiving her diploma, Linda attended the Wadena Vocational Technical College where she earned her degree in cosmetology. On August 20, 1988 Linda was united in marriage to Bruce L. Breitweser at the New Life Christian Fellowship in Park Rapids. This marriage was blessed with 2 children: Tonya Lynn and Michael Thomas. Linda devoted herself to making a warm and loving home for her family. She was a wonderful cook who will be long remembered for her delicious home cooking. In addition to caring for her family, Linda worked as a cook at the Oasis Truck Stop in Park Rapids. Later, she stayed at home and cared for her grandsons: Shawn and Zachery. Because of her severe diabetes, Linda became disabled in 1995 and had undergone numerous surgeries that caused a chronic infection she fought aggressively for a long time. Linda was an avid bowler and held the league high score for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and cross-stitch. Linda took special joy in working outside in her garden raising vegetables and beautiful flowers. She especially enjoyed caring for her yard and keeping her lawn looking beautiful. She enjoyed taking adventurous trips to the casino and Moon Dance Jam. Above all, Linda devoted her life to her husband, her mother, her children and her grandchildren who she loved with all her heart.
Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Bruce of Nevis; her daughter, Tonya (Brandon) Nistler of Park Rapids; her son, Michael (Christina) Mountjoy of Nevis; 7 ¾ grandchildren; her mother, Violet Bell Duquette of Park Rapids; 1 brother, Danny Duquette of Crookston; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul in 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN with Pastor Fred Brown officiating. Special recorded music will be “Down in the Boondocks”. The casketbearers will be: Michael Mountjoy, Shawn White, Zachery White, Glen Breitweser, Roy Barten and Chuck Huewe. Linda’s grandchildren will serve as Honorary Casketbearers. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.