Linda Gericke

Oct 18, 2019
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Memorial Visitation: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo



In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Waterloo Bowling Association.


Linda Lou Gericke, 67, of Waterloo, died at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital of natural causes Friday, October 18, 2019. She was born June 27, 1952 in Dubuque, the daughter of Robert and Elsie Koch Bradley. She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1970.


Linda married Randall W. Gericke August 18, 1973 in Dubuque. She was a seamstress who did work for family and friends. She altered many dresses, work uniforms, and other garments of all kinds for several years.


Linda had a great love for her grandchildren, a passion for watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. She was an avid bowler, and she and Randy were directors of concessions at Waterloo Memorial Stadium for 13 years.


She is survived by husband, Randy; a son, Andre "Andy" (Lyndsie) Gericke of Waukee; a daughter, Mara Gericke of Round Lake‚ IL; three grandchildren, Cameron Rhines, and Koye and Kenna Gericke; two brothers, Robert "Bob" (Betty) Bradley of Grand Rapids‚ MI, and Greg "Jeep" (LuAnn) Bradley of Dubuque; a sister, Jan (Robert) Reuskens of Des Moines; and a brother-in-law, Joel Gericke of Waterloo.


Linda is preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Patty Dennis | Oct 22, 2019
    Randy, So sorry for your loss.  I enjoyed my visits with Linda and getting to know her better the last couple months, especially our last visits out in my garden.  She was such a sweet lady with a good sense of humor.  Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  
  2. Ron Johnson | Oct 20, 2019
    Randy and Andy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! May God surround you with His peace and comfort. I have great memories of you all playing hockey with The Warriors!
  3. Skip Johnson | Oct 19, 2019
    To the entire family of Linda Gericke, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a great lady,  neighbor and seamstress.  So shocked at her passing.  May God watch over you all. 
  4. Trisha Bartz | Oct 19, 2019
    Randy, Andy & Mara and the rest of your families, I am so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing!! I have always loved your family and so glad I got the pleasure of growing up in the neighborhood and in the hockey world! Love and hugs to all of you in this time of sorrow! 

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