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Linda G. (Wilkins) Steward

December 6, 1954 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 66)


Linda G. Steward, 66, of Alpha, IL passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation is from 5-7 PM Friday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull.  Services are 11:00 AM Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial is in the Woodhull Cemetery and memorials may be left to ASPCA.

Linda was born December 6, 1954 in Galesburg, IL to Rollin Wesley and Nannie Lee Link Wilkins. She graduated from Galesburg High School. She was united in marriage to Dale Steward January 20, 2004 in Woodhull.

She was employed at Maytag in Galesburg for 15 years.  Linda then worked at Dick Blick and Pioneer for many years. 

Linda was a member of the Eagles Club, Women of the Moose and the Farm Bureau.

Linda was an avid bowler and loved her pets.  She enjoyed vacationing, traveling, watching television and being with her family. 

Survivors include her husband, Dale Steward of Alpha; one son, Chad Powell of Woodhull; one stepson, Dan Steward of Galesburg, IL; one grandson,  Austin (Ashley Lytle) Powell of Alpha; four great grandchildren, Gracie, Parker, Maddux and Lilly; four sisters, Karen Whited of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Cheryl Fergusson of Galesburg, IL; Brenda Stewart of Oquawka; Sharon Wilkins of Galesburg, IL; two brothers, Matthew Wilkins of Alpha; Bruce Strohmaier of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rollin Wesley Wilkins and Nannie Lee Strohmaier,  stepfather, William Strohmaier; three sisters, Cheryl Jones, Lori Ecklund and Pamela Lytle; one brother, Gary Wilkins.

Special thank you to John Deere Medical, Traditions Hospice and Iowa City Hospitals and a very special thank you to Linda’s sisters-in-law, Mary Cooper of Alpha, Julia Martin of Coal Valley, Sue Cunningham of Galesburg.

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November 5, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Woodhull
525 N. Division Street
Woodhull, IL 61490

Funeral Service
November 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Woodhull
525 N. Division Street
Woodhull, IL 61490

November 6, 2021

Woodhull Cemetery
402 W. 5th Avenue
Woodhull, IL 61490


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