Linda Tunender


Linda Adele Tunender died Monday July 10, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Atkinson, Nebraska. 
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015 and fought hard for a year to be cancer free, but unfortunately the cancer returned January of 2017 and she lost the battle.
Linda was born in Imperial, NE on January 15, 1945 to Roy and Ora (Blackledge) Handel.  She was the youngest of three girls. Her sisters where Dorthy and Nelda.  The family lived in Wauneta, NE.  Linda graduated high school and went to Kearney State College to become a teacher which brought her to Atkinson.  She met Eugene Tunender and they were married May 24, 1969 in Atkinson and together they had two children, Debra and Daniel.  They divorced October 7, 1989 but still got along well.
Linda worked at Seger’s Café, Godfathers Pizza, The Innkeeper, Pizza Hut and finally the Good Samaritan Society where she retired.  She enjoyed crochet, knitting, many other crafts, fantasy game play, animals and family time.  Just before her death she was able to see and hear the voice of her son she gave up for adoption in 1968, David West.  To see him and her great grandsons was her last wish.
Linda leaves behind 3 children David West of Omaha, Debra Hamik and husband Bruce of Atkinson, and Daniel Tunender of Fremont; 8 grandchildren Mary, Tony, Emily, Isaac, Abby, Bryce, Daniel, & Chelsey; 2 great grandsons Liam and Matthew; her sisters Dorthy Lohr of Lusk, WY and Nelda Hallner of Grand Island; extended family and friends.
Linda had a wonderful heart and would do whatever possible to help someone else.

  Memorial Service

Monay July 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson, NE

302 W. State St., PO Box 99, Atkinson, NE, 68713

Visitation: Monday from 8 am until the service time at Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson NO PRAYER SERVICE

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Dennis & Roxanne ryan

We wish to express our sympathy to the family of Linda; thoughts and prayers.

Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

 Posted July 16, 2017 - 9:29pm
David West

We only had an hour together, but you gave me a lifetime of experiences. Thank you, Linda, for giving me life.

 Posted July 15, 2017 - 3:14am
Verdon and Connie Smith

So sorry for you loss. Had a nice conversation with Linda the third of July at the hospital.

 Posted July 13, 2017 - 9:59am
Cindy Gotschall

We wish to express our sympathies to the family of Linda. We are so very sorry for your loss.
You will be in our prayers.

 Posted July 12, 2017 - 9:04am

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