Lynda Dybsetter passed away from cancer on August 21, 2006, and
her funeral was held on Thursday, August 24, at Mt Calvary Lutheran
Church in Eagan, Minnesota, where she and Doug had been attending.
was good representation from the Tanzania community, as can been
seen in the eulogy by Shoonie Hartwig.
to read that.
note on the service from Sharon Bangsund:
was an open casket which was shut just before the service started.
A trio sang "I Went Down to the River to Pray". The
readings were Ps. 23, 2 Tim. 4:7-8 and John 14:1-6. We sang "Here
I am Lord" and the recessional was "Amazing Grace".
Pastor David Lillejord gave a brilliant sermon - he obviously
knows the Dybsetter family well. He said that we could go on and
on all day about Linda, but eventually we have to answer the question
"why was she so wonderful?" Because, of course, of her
Maker and that we can rejoice, even in our sadness, that she has
"already made heaven a better place". ;)
A lot of her
family was there, of course, and I ran into a lot of people hwo
had served on the mission field in TZ. There was so much support.
thank you for your revelation about death, and illness, and sorrow.
you for speaking so plainly to us,
calling us all friends and
for extending your arms to us.
cannot stand on our own;
fall into death without you.
fall from faith, left to our own.
are really friendless without you.
extended arms fill us with joy, expressing
love, asking and receiving trust.
have our trust, Father, and our faith, with
our bodies and all that we are and possess.
fear nothing when we are with you, we
are safe to stretch out and help others, those
troubled in faith, those troubled in body.
help us to do with our bodies what we proclaim, that
our faith be known to you and to others,and
to be effective in all the world.
prayer from the Maasai tribe in Tanzania
passed away on August 21, 2006 after a courageous 2 1/2 year
battle with pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loving
family at her home in Eagan, MN. Not only will Linda be remembered
for her true love of life and her generosity in sharing it,
she will be remembered for her work and dedication to helping
work included missions in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea, and
also work locally with Home Instead and as Guardian Ad Litem.
She was always there if you needed her. She believed in giving
people a chance, saw the beauty in the world, and had a special
way of helping people to see it.
was preceded in death by father, Harold Lueck. She is survived
by husband, Douglas; sons, Jarrod (Annie) and Juston (Amy);
daughter, Jodi (Eddy) Orwenyo; grandchildren, Jadyn and Kymani;
mother, Vivian (Armin) Altmann; sisters, Luann, Chris and families.
service was at 11 AM Thursday, August 24 at Mt Calvary Lutheran
Church, 3930 Rahn Rd., Eagan. Inurnment followed at Ft. Snelling
was a blessed gift to this world; her spirit will live on in
all of us.