Linda Ruth Spaedt

Apr 23, 2019
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10:30 am May 4th, 2019,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
627 West 4th Street
Waterloo, IA


A private family visitation will be held; Public visitation for one hour prior to services at the church.


Mount Olivet Cemetery


May be directed to a charity of donor's choice     


Linda Ruth Spaedt, 75, of Germantown, TN, formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at her home in the company of her loved ones.

Mrs. Spaedt was born July 1, 1943 in Grand Rapids, MI, daughter of Francis and Maisie (Pilotte) Millett of Waterloo, where Mrs. Spaedt grew up. On August 29, 1975, she wed John W. Spaedt, who mourns her loss after 44 years of marriage.

Mrs. Spaedt led a distinguished professional life, retiring from banking after 20 years as Vice President of Lending.

More than anything, Mrs. Spaedt cherished and celebrated life through her family. Together with Mr. Spaedt, her loss is mourned by her two sisters, Janis Robinson of Bettendorf, IA, and Sally (Lonnie) Darter of Waterloo, IA; her brother, Danny (Cindy) Millett of Waterloo, IA; five children, Terri (Mark) Lienhard of Jesup, IA, Kelly Anderson of Louisville, KY, Debbie Reed-Mennen of Waterloo, IA, Julie (Jeff) Kokoschke of Buford, GA, and John (Rebekah) Spaedt of Memphis, TN; her 11 wonderful grandchildren, and her 11 beautiful great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ronnie, Jerome, and Tom Millett; a brother-in-law, Grady Robinson; and two sisters-in-law, Kathy and Mary Millett.

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  1. Jim and Jackie Wheeler | Apr 30, 2019
    We lost a wonderful neighbor when Linda left us. Her courages battle with John's continuous loving support and care remains an inspiration. A sad farewell to Linda and our support of John as he opens the next chapter of his life.
  2. Lisa Noonan | Apr 29, 2019

    To my second family...Everyone who met sweet 

    Linda, loved her. She was the kindest person I’ve ever met. Being her friend, will always be ine of my greatest treasure in life! I love you all and you are continually in my thoughts. 🙏��🦋

  3. Mike and JoAnn | Apr 25, 2019

    Mike and JoAnn April 24 ,2019

    We have been privileged to know Linda and John and be their neighbors for many years, and will miss her smile and laughter. Mike enjoyed sharing books with her over the years and I enjoyed our “driveway chats.” She enjoyed the summer visits from the family so much. And it was wonderful the way that John and her children surrounded and supported her during her illness. John was constant in his care for her, rarely leaving her side. She will be missed. 

  4. Nemmie Null | Apr 24, 2019
    What a sweet and precious lady and great friend. Iwill miss her and always cherish her friendship andthe way she loved my Beka like one of her own. Rest in peace my sweet Linda.

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