Linda Lou (Luchsinger) Bright

WEST UNION, IOWA — Linda Lou (Luchsinger) Bright of West Union, Iowa passed away on December 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 21, 1947 in West Union, Iowa eldest child of Lester and Lois (Yauslin) Luchsinger’s three children. She was baptized and confirmed at Union Sunday School (United Methodist, Clermont). She graduated from Valley School District (Clermont) in 1965. After graduation she moved to Cedar Rapids for employment at Square-D.

Linda married Don Bright on October 22, 1966 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Devin Lee and 6 years later to the day, Alesha Ann. They made their family home in the Denver, Iowa community. Linda and Don moved to New Ulm, Minnesota in 1994 enjoying nearly 15 years in the community. They retired in 2008 and moved back to West Union, IA to be near family.

Wherever she lived, Linda was always active with her church as a liturgist and in other ministries including the United Methodist Women, Emmaus Community and mission trips to the Appalachians. Her cinnamon twists were always a favorite at fellowship. Recently she volunteered at the Fayette Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary, the election board and many other community organizations. No matter how busy her schedule, she always found the time and energy to help others. Linda also enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, finding bargains, and throwing garage sales. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Linda’s pride and joy was watching her children grow and start families of their own. She was always excited to attend her grandchildren’s events and activities. Linda always supported them and beamed with pride for every challenge tackled and achievement accomplished. All the grandchildren are held close in her heart.

Preceding Linda in death are her parents, Lester and Lois Luchsinger and both sets of grandparents.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald; son Devin (Laura) Bright of Fox River Grove, Ilinois; daughter, Alesha (Gregory) Wettleson of Gunder, Iowa; grandchildren, Lindsay, Abigail and Jared Bright, Mariah, Jodie and Ryan Wettleson and Steven Kress; brother, Leslie “Scott” (Carolyn) Luchsinger, Fayette, Iowa; sister, Lolita Luchsinger, Mason City, Iowa ?and many other family and friends.

The family would like to thank Gundersen Palmer Hospice, family, neighbors and friends for their support.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at United Methodist Church, West Union, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at United Methodist Church, West Union, Iowa with Rev. Chris Ebbers as the Officiant.

Burial will follow at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.


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