Linda Rae Sheffield, 75, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2019, at Rochester East Nursing Home.

Linda Rae Egge was born on March 26, 1944, in Fargo, N.D. She graduated from Morehead High School in 1962. She attended Morehead State College in Morehead and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. Linda married Ron Brovold, and together, they raised two children. The couple later divorced. In 1995, she married Charles "Chuck" Sheffield in Rochester.

Linda worked for various daycares in the Rochester area, specializing in pre-elementary and elementary aged children. She worked for two years at the Byron Elementary School and was voted "Outstanding New Teacher of the Year." Linda was a very caring woman, especially to all the children she took care of over the years.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck of Rochester; her sister, Susan (Daryl) Walsh and their children, Chris Moccia, Jane Moccia and Tyler Walsh; Linda's children Andy Brovold and Lisa Lucht of the Green Bay, Wis., area; her stepchildren, Dave Sheffield of Bettendorf, Iowa, Dan (Melaina) Sheffield of Madison, Wis., Becky Sheffield of Rochester; and numerous grandchildren and step grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

The Memorial Service for Linda will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Rochester with Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Her ashes will be interred in the Preston State Veterans Cemetery.

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