Linda J. Sluyter
March 26, 1950 – April 6, 2020
Linda Sluyter was born March 26th, 1950 to Vincent and Frances Lydon in Adair, Iowa. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs where she was a cheerleader and played golf. She moved to New York City as a flight attendant for American Airlines.
On New Year’s Eve, she met Ray Sluyter on a blind date, and they were married on November 4th, 1977 at Boystown Chapel in Omaha. Linda had a successful career in medical sales. She was actively involved in her kids sports and activities.
Although Linda loved raising her children, her true love became her grandkids. She cherished the role of Grammie and nothing made her happier than time with family.
Linda loved to travel, shop, took pride in her home and was a gracious entertainer. She was a loyal Husker fan, and loved holidays, especially Christmas. She baked legendary chocolate chip cookies and loved to maintain the beautiful flowers at her home. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, compassion, laughter and grace.
Linda passed away on April 6, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. There are no words to describe how much she was loved and how considerably she will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vincent Lydon; sister, Mary Ann Yates; and in-laws, Charles and Martha Sluyter. She is survived by her husband, Ray Sluyter; daughter, Valerie Parrack (Tommy); son, Michael Sluyter (Becky); grandkids: Taylor, Frankie, Kearney, Cooper, Payton and Jacob; mother, Frances Lydon; brother, John Lydon (Helen); nieces, nephews and a lifetime of friends.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, April 10th from 3pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel, followed by family VIGIL SERVICE. Family FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, April 11th, 11am, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands.
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE at a later date.
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