Sunday, February 16, 2020

Linda J. Newman, 72, Rochester

Linda J. Newman (Hilliard – Paulson) died peacefully at Madonna Towers in Rochester, on Nov. 17, 2015 at the age of 72.

Linda is survived by her mother Evelyn Dostal of Kasson, loving husband Dean Newman, her children Curt Paulson of Kasson, Lynn (Tim) Pater of Byron, step-children Connie (Kevin) Canopy of Houltan, Wisconsin, Jody (Mark) Olson of New Richmond, Wisconsin, Tammy (John) Jackman of Harris and Chrissy (Tom) Maun of California; sister Jeannette (Bill) Dostal of Alexandria, 14 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father (Charles Hilliard) and one brother Randy Hilliard.  

Linda was born on June 1, 1943 in Wasioja.   She enjoyed her family, visiting with friends and had many occasional trips to the casino.  She was a dedicated and active member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo, Minnesota.

Visitation was held at Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson on Friday, Nov. 20. Funeral services and visitation were held at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo, Minnesota on Saturday, Nov. 21. There will be a private burial at a later date at Withrow Cemetery, Withrow, Minnesota.  

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials for them to distribute later according to their wishes.  

Dibble Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling arrangements on behalf of the family.  Online condolences may be shared at  


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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