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Linda Jo (Barrs) Schovanec

August 31, 1947 — April 27, 2023

Linda Jo (Barrs) Schovanec passed away peacefully at home on April 27, 2023. There will be a Celebration of Life in June of 2023 when her family is able to gather together. Meanwhile, there will be a luncheon with blessing this Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the Dakota City Fire Hall at 11:00 A.M. There will be no graveside ceremony at this time.

She was born August 31, 1947 to Ralph B. and Dorothy (Stowers) Barrs. She graduated from SSC High School. She married Frank A. Schovanec on June 28, 1968. They lived in Dakota City their entire lives. They have two daughters, Karla Benton (Dan Branson) of Fremont, Nebraska and Keri (Victor) Olson of Palmdale, California.

Linda was an active part of the community serving 28 years on the City Council. She was employed at the Dakota County Sheriff's Department for 35 years. A special day was named for her in Dakota City, Linda Schovanec Appreciation Day, on March 4th. She also served on the Dakota City Fire Department Auxiliary. Linda assisted in numerous projects and took pride in her services to the community.

She loved gardening, reading, spending time with her family, friends, grandchildren and she loved animals. She was a very caring woman and her front door was always open to anyone in need.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; her daughters, Karla and Keri; sister, Cindy Arndt; grandchildren, Brittany (Jake) Van Dahlen, Sean (Emely) Olson, Alexander (Alex) Olson, Samuel Olson and Ava Durston; great-grandchildren, Noah, Johann, Rainy, and Roger Van Dahlen, and James Olson; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and of course, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Diana Kruse, Pat Williamson, and Nancy Benson; a brother, Ralph “Jim” Barrs.

She will be greatly missed and has left a void in our hearts.


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