Linda L. Eilenstine

Grand Island

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Updated: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:42:57 CST

Linda L. Eilenstine, 63, of Grand Island, NE, died Friday, November 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. Services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles L. Torpey and Rev. Michael F. McDermott will concelebrate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, at St. Paul, NE, with a 1:30 p.m. committal service. Visitation will be Monday, November 11, 2013, from 4 – 7 p.m. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

Linda was the daughter of Harry and Luella (Jasnoch) Placzek. She was born March 24, 1950 in St. Paul, Nebraska.

Survivors of her immediate family include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Shane and Barbara Eilenstine of Sterling, CO

Troy and Nichole Eilenstine of Dannebrog, NE

Matt and Jaylene Eilenstine of Omaha, NE

One daughter and son-in-law, Shalia Eilenstine and Nagendra Natarajan of Overland Park, KS

One brother, Ronald Placzek

Eight grandchildren, Alexia and Benjamin Eilenstine, Casandra Bruha, Braxton and Hendrix Eilenstine, Reese and Ethan Eilenstine, and Simon Natarajan

Her special friend Mark Oakley of Wolbach, NE

Linda grew up in rural St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul High School in 1968. She married Gary Eilenstine in 1969 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island, NE. They lived in Grand Island and she was employed at Skagway in the fabric department until the family moved to a farm near Rockville, NE in 1979 where she worked alongside her husband on the family dairy farm. In 1992, she began working for R.G.I.S. Inventory as an inventory auditor throughout the state of Nebraska. She worked for Home Depot as a flooring and blind specialist, when the business opened in Grand Island, in 2002. During this time, Linda also worked part-time at J.C. Penney and T.J. Maxx. She worked until 2012 when she became disabled from health issues.

Linda was a people person and considered her work her hobby. She never knew a stranger and loved being around people.

She is a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville where she was a parish council member and a religious education teacher.

A memorial fund will be established in Linda’s name.

She is welcomed into heaven by her parents, and two sisters, Rose Ann and Lynette Placzek.

Online condolences may be given and her video tribute viewed at under Linda's obituary.