Linda Masey
March 21, 1948 - July 16, 2013

Linda Masey, 65, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.

Visitation will be from 3-7PM on Sunday July 21, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30AM on Monday July 22, 2013 at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating. A memorial fund has been established in Linda's name.

Linda Jensen Masey was born on March 21, 1948 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Melvin and Betty (Neuman) Jensen.  Linda graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1966 and then continued her education at Allen School of Nursing, graduating in 1969.  Linda, an RN, in her professional life, worked in hospitals, nursing homes and in 2010, she retired from Northern Iowa Therapy of Waverly, Iowa.  Aside from her professional and personal life, Linda made 17 missionary trips to do missionary work with the Masai Tribe in Kenya, Africa.  She cared about the children of the Masai and her program educated many children as well as assisting with medical services and food support within the Masai.  They were her family away from home.  There was a school named in her honor, Linda Masey Primary School in Kenya, Africa.  Linda could not have done all of this with out the support of her family, supporters in Oelwein and many others throughout the Upper Midwest.  When Linda was at her home in Oelwein she loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, teaching them to cook, entertaining them and enjoying their company.  Linda was an avid Chicago Bears fan but also rooted for the Packers, as long as they were not playing the Bears.  She was a wonderful lady who contributed much to make this world better.  She will dearly be missed by all.

Linda is survived by her husband, Tom of Oelwein; a daughter, Christina Masey of Oelwein; four grandchildren, Collin, Conner, Helen “Betsy”, and Jensen Halligan; and her father, Melvin Jensen of Waverly, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by a grandson Cael Masey Halligan and her mother, Betty. 

 

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Kaye Kuper Hand on July 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM said:

Tom ... saddened to hear the news of Linda's passing. May you and yours be comforted by all the wonderful memories. Y'all have my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
Tina Bark on July 21, 2013 at 11:19 AM said:

Linda was one of my greatest mentors throughout my early nursing years. She gently took my under her wing. I wouldn't be where I am today in my nursing career if it wasn't for her. I loved you dearly, Linda. I will miss you. I thank God that you came into my life. You were an angel to me.
Larry Chase on July 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM said:

Tom and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lori Alexander-Bayles on July 20, 2013 at 7:28 AM said:

Tom & Christina,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you..Lindy, Debbie & Lori
Judith Burke on July 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM said:

Tom, Christy and family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Linda but as you said, Tom, she is in a painless place now. My condolences to your family.
Marcele Kirby Sires on July 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Linda. Love and Prayers, Marcele
Craig Fratzke on July 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM said:

Tom & family, so sorry to learn of Linda's death. Know that you are in my thoughts.
Paulette Peak Kulp on July 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM said:

Tom, my prayers and sympathy go out to you. I am sorry for your loss.
James and Gale Schafer (Step-Brother) on July 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM said:

Tom, Christy & Family, Melvin and Poppy Jensen; Wishing you peace and comfort at the passing of your Wife, Mother, Daughter & Stepdaughter. May God Bless You All.
Mary Burrack on July 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Linda!s passing. I worked with her at mercy years ago. She was a great person and you will all miss her but have wonderful memories.
Lori Brickman on July 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM said:

To Tom and your family - so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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