Linda S. Fixsel, age 75, of Anthon, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. A private family funeral service will be held at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville with Dale Lint officiating the service. Burial will be held at the Fairfield Cemetery of rural Correctionville. In lieu of flowers, condolences and special memories may be sent to the Fixsel Family Box 296, Moville Iowa 51039 . Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Linda Fixsel (Parrott) was born May 2, 1945 to Robert Dean and Mabel Marie (Gordon) Parrott in Auerlia, Iowa. She was raised on a farm, the oldest of three girls. Growing up Linda was active in 4-H. She was a graduate of Aurelia High School in 1963. After high school, she attended Secretarial school at NBT of Sioux City, then worked for Postal Finance in Sioux City for many years.
Linda was united in marriage to Larry Fixsel on July 8, 1967. They farmed in rural Anthon where they raised their two children Marc and Susan. In earlier years, Linda helped a great deal with the farming, pig raising and helped with harvest by unloading corn for Larry. She also helped Larry mow the Rock Branch cemetery for many years. Later in life she was a cook at the Anthon-Oto School for nearly 15 years.
Linda’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren. They brightened her day and the smile they put on her face was priceless. Linda enjoyed cooking, gardening and making 4-H pies with her children and grandchildren. She and Larry enjoyed dancing and socializing with their Rock Branch neighbors. Linda spent many hours planting her garden and flowers each spring and enjoyed helping with the Woodbury County Fair each summer. She was an active member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville and was a volunteer at the Rock Branch United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Larry; son, Marc and wife Amy (Beery) of Moville, IA ; daughter, Susan and husband Derrick Lint of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren Erik (Sierra), Tanner, Chloe, Isabella, and Laura Fixsel, all of Moville, IA, and Caitlyn & Abbygail Lint of Sioux Falls, SD.; great-grandchildren, Wynter and Ariella Fixsel of Moville, IA.; sisters Bobbi (Michael) Canale of Jupiter, FL and Carol Cook of Dubuque, IA.; brothers-in-law, Ron (Judy) Fixsel of Lawton, IA, Dennis (Jane) Fixsel of Sioux Falls, SD; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mabel Parrott; in-laws Ray and Margaret Fixsel; an infant grandson, Devan and infant granddaughter, Brittney.
A special thank you to the Happy Siesta Nursing Home staff in Remsen for taking such good care of Linda during her stay.