Linda Marie (Barner) Paul, 86, of Wakefield, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Presbyterian Church in Wakefield, with Pastor Ray McCalla officiating. Visitation with the family present will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield. Memorials are suggested to the Wakefield Presbyterian Church or the Wakefield Health Care Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield.
Linda was born October 7, 1928 to Milferd and Sophie (Grone) Barner in Wayne, NE. Linda was baptized October 28, 1928 and confirmed March 29, 1942 into the Lutheran faith. She attended rural school districts in Dixon and Wayne counties. Linda graduated from Winside High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper at Coryell Auto Company in Wayne. Linda married Robert Paul on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1952 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne. She continued to work as a bookkeeper at Schroeder’s Implement in Wakefield until she began to raise a family.
Linda received membership of the Presbyterian Church in Wakefield on April 3, 1953. She served the congregation as an elder for several terms and as Clerk of Session. Throughout the years, she taught church school, sponsored youth groups, and held the office of secretary for Presbyterian Women for many years. Linda also enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, and Scrabble. Linda was a very faithful woman and loved spending time with her family.
Linda is survived by her husband, Robert Paul of Wakefield, NE; son, Alan Paul of Council Bluffs; daughters, Joni (Gene) Pfeifer of Overland Park, KS, Lisa Cuvelier of Omaha, NE, Shelley Welton of Papillion, NE; three sisters, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; twin sons, Ken and Keith Paul; and three brothers.