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Linn Hammerlund, 81

Linn Hammerlund, 81, of Independence, passed over  Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.  She died in her own bed, surrounded by her children and pets, as the sun set on her beautiful farm.

She was born Franni Linn Preble Pilcher Oct. 22, 1940, to parents Anne Amelia (Johnson) and Franklin Preble Pilcher. 

Linn looked forward to reuniting with her parents; sister, Sharon Anne; and especially her very beloved husband, Albert William Hammerlund, and youngest son, Aaron Franklin.

Linn received her degrees from the University of Minnesota as a dental hygienist, and later as a chemical dependency counselor. 

With her husband, Bill, Linn helped found four churches, numerous Bible studies, and a family gospel  band.

Linn was a poet, shepherd, equestrian, world-traveler, and avid Bible scholar.  

She was known for her fabulous cooking, hospitality, and love of the  natural world and its Creator.

She leaves behind three granddaughters and six grandsons, as well as her four living children:  Laura Linn Hammerlund, Matthew William Hammerlund, Anne Elizabeth Ludgate, and Christina Sunday Wagner.

May the Circle be unbroken in the sky Lord, in the sky!

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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