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Linda C. Parkin, 64

Linda C. Parkin, beloved wife and mother, age 64, of Hastings, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 2, 2009 after a long battle with diabetes and kidney disease. 

Linda was born March 18, 1945, to Alvin and Esther Tiedeman in Red Wing.  She married Jerry Parkin in Rochester on April 11, 1970. She retired after 30 years with Qwest. 

Linda is preceded in death by her mother and father and her in-laws, Robert and Frieda Parkin.  She is survived by loving husband, Jerry, of Hastings; son, Scott (Rachel) Parkin, of Stillwater; daughter, Jeri Parkin (Russ Fleming), of Northville, Mich.; granddaughters, Maya and Sophia; sisters, Judy Hodge and Bonnie (Mark) Helder both of Rochester; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. Ninth St., Hastings.  Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery. 

Memorials are preferred to the American Diabetes Association or to the Augustana Care Center in Hastings. Visit to sign the online guestbook and view the memorial video.