Born: Wed., Nov. 12, 1947
Died: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Liturgy

10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Saint James Catholic Church

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Funeral liturgy for Linda Rene` Uttenhove, 69, will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Father Tom Kadera as the Celebrant.  A rosary service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas.  Inurnment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Linda Uttenhove died Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.
Linda was born Wednesday, November 12, 1947 in Redfield, South Dakota the daughter of Edward Robert and Charlotte Helen (Benning) Wernsmann.  She was raised and educated in Redfield and graduated from the Redfield High School in 1966.  She was married to Terry Uttenhove in Redfield on November 19, 1966 and they later divorced.
The Uttenhove family moved about South Dakota and Wyoming because of Terry’s job doing road construction.  They settled in Douglas in 1977, where Linda resided until the time of her death.
Linda first worked as a teacher’s aide in the Converse County School District #1.  She started working for Converse County Weed and Pest in 1980 where she became the office manager, retiring in 2005.
She was very active at the Saint James Catholic Church for several years.  Linda loved gardening, tending to her flower gardens, reading, and most of all watching her grandchildren grow up.  
Linda was the heart and soul of the family.
Linda is survived by her daughter, Shawna Uttenhove; daughter-in-law, Linda Uttenhove; grandchildren, Christina (Jesse) Page, Samantha Uttenhove, Rebecca Uttenhove, and Timothy Uttenhove; great grandson, Mason Robert Moon Page all of Douglas; and siblings, Richard Wernsmann of Wiggins, Colorado, Micky Wilson of Casper, Wyoming, Cheri (Donald) Arthurs of Redfield, Jim (June) Wernsmann of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Steve (Chevy) Wernsmann of Brush, Colorado.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and son, Robert James Uttenhove, on October 11, 1996.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Page, Richard Wernsmann, Jim Wernsmann, and Steve Wernsmann.  
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Beth wagstaff
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Linda's family, so sorry for all she was a great person

Malinda Fey
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Although we are unable to be present with you this week, please know that the whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Linda was a very special person who inspired everyone to live life to the fullest regardless of the challenges. I will forever cherish the time spent together when my mom was on hospice. I think heaven has had some pretty special reunions!

Malinda Fey

Karin Kreycik Magers
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
To the family of Linda,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope and pray her family and friends will find peace in the coming days.
Karin Kreycik Magers

Rita Reichenbach / Margaret Rayda
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
Linda was such a wonderful person and friend. She was an invaluable part of our "work" family. We will fondly remember her infectious laughter, and many kindnesses that she did for us. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

Heidi Needham McCullough
   Posted Wed October 11, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts, sending hugs and healing thoughts.

Dave and Marion Moeller
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
So sorry to hear of Linda's passing, we will remember her always for her smile and kindness

Mike & Mary Ann Sierz
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Linda, she always had a smile for everyone she met. She is now free from pain and enjoying being with her son Robbie again. She is in our thoughts and prayers.

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