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Linda Peters

Oct 2, 2021

Nov. 23, 1940-Sept. 22, 2021

Linda Peters, 80 of rural

Devils Lake died on

Wednesday, September

22, 2021 at her home sur-

rounded by her loving


Linda Lee Suzanne

(Kjelden) Peters was born

November 23rd 1940 to

Ervin and Vida (Avens)

Kjelden in Rugby, ND.

Their’s was a large and

loving family where

values such as respect,

kindness, and hard work

were practiced always.

Linda followed these

values for her entire life.

She grew up in the De-

vils Lake area, first attend-

ing a country one-room

schoolhouse and later gra-

duating from Central High

School in 1958. While in

high school, Linda

worked as a car-hop at

“The Barrel”. After work

she pedalled 10 miles

one-way to the family

farm. She attended secre-

tarial school, after high

school, in Grand Forks

where she also worked at

the Grand Forks Air Force


Linda married Leonard

Peters on November 28th,

1959. They moved to

several different states

while getting established

in the early years, but re-

turned to North Dakota in

1962. By then two chil-

dren had arrived; Pamela

in 1960, and Deborah in

1962. Linda became a

full-time wife and mother,

a role that she truly en-

joyed. Linda welcomed a

baby boy, Jarret, in Janu-

ary of 1974. At the end

of the 1960’s and during

the 1970’s they were still

moving around for jobs,

until 1975 when they pur-

chased a grocery store in

Tolna, ND. Unfortunately,

the grocery store burnt

down after several years.

They then contracted with

the US Postal Service to

haul mail from Minot to

Grand Forks. The job was

not only physical, but the

North Dakota winters

were also something to

contend with. Linda did it

all with grace and deter-


Linda had many in-

terests. She belonged to

several garden and

homemaker clubs over the

years. She was always in-

volved in her church and

was more than willing to

serve for events, bake

goodies or sew doll

clothes. She enjoyed do-

ing crosswords and su-

dokos, but she was a whiz

at jigsaw puzzles! Linda

also sewed many family

baby blankets as well as

made hanging kitchen

towels for everyone at


Linda was always most

concerned with taking

care of her family. She

will be missed for her

smiling face, her can-do

attitude and especially for

her extreme kindness. She

touched so many people

in her life time and we are

all proud to have known


Linda’s loving family

include her children Pam

(Bill) Walters, Mountain

Home, AR, Deb (Jason)

Nelson, Bismarck ND, Jar-

ret (Rebecca) Peters, De-

vils Lake; grandchildren

Aimee Walters, Sarah

(Richard) Dickens, Heath-

er (Kevin) Jones, Saman-

tha Crabbe, Alex Crabbe,

Hope Nelson, Faith Nel-

son, Meggan (Tanner)

Tuchscherer, Kaitlyn

Kuhn, Nicholas Essen,

Cassidy Sanderson; great

grandchildren Jace, Tate,

Sophia, Bella, Jocelyn,

Penelope, Breklynn, Brin-

ly; sisters and brothers

Patty (John) Anderson,

Gary (Eunice) Kjelden,

Bruce (Diane) Kjelden,

Coralie (Jim) Nelson, San-

dra Stiley, Al (Deb) Kjel-

den, Bonnie (Larry) Klein,

Gib (Paulette) Kjelden and

many beloved nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by

her parents; her husband

of 49 years, Leonard

Peters; brother, Douglas

Kjelden; grandson, Billy

Walters; and niece, Jessica


Visitation at Gilbertson

Funeral Home on Sep-

tember 29, from 5:00 PM

to 7:00 PM with a Rosary

and Scripture Service at

7:00 p.m. Mass of Chris-

tian Burial will be at St.

Joseph’s Catholic Church

in Devils Lake on Sep-

tember 30 at 10:00 AM

with burial in the Devils

Lake Cemetery.

Family requests those

attending to wear masks.

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