Linda L. Phelps


Linda L. Phelps of Elkader died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.  She was born April 28, 1949, in Elkader, to Irvin and Mildred (Boege) Phelps. She graduated from Central High School, and attended one year of beauty school in Iowa City.

She was united in marriage to Bruce Berens on May 15, 1971. One son was born to this union.

Linda was very artistic; she enjoyed painting, sewing, quilting and flowers. She donated her artistic work. She was a beautician for many years then worked for RISE in Elkader for the past several years.

Survivors include her son, Page of Zephyrhills, FL; her mother, Mildred (Everett) Kennedy of Manchester; siblings, Evelyn Moore of Coralville, Fred (Faye) Phelps of Prairie du Chien, WI, Myron (Kris) Phelps of Elkader, Julie Harbaugh of McGregor, Wendy Schroeder of Elkader; step-siblings, Harold Beck of Garber, David (Sue) Beck of Arlington, Lennie (Cathy) Beck of Garnavillo, Laurie (Bernie) Christen of Decorah and many friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her father; paternal and maternal grandparents and a step-brother, Milton Beck.

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 20, at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport, where visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be an inurnment at a later date.

Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with

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