Linda Strait

Linda Gayle Strait (Johnson), 66, Bismarck, surrounded by her family, God saw she was weary and he called her home Dec. 30, 2017, in Bismarck.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.

Linda was born Sept. 10, 1951, in Rolla, the daughter of Lyle and Joyce (Edwardson) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Mylo and Rolla, where she graduated in 1969. She married James Strait on Dec. 5, 1970, in Rolla. They lived in Grand Forks until 1974, then moved to Bismarck.

Linda was self-employed as a daycare provider for 36 years; touching the lives of hundreds of children in her care. Linda was an Avon representative for 35+ years, enjoying the time she got to socialize with customers who became life-long friends. Following the death of her husband, Linda became very active in Beginning Experience and Children’s Beginning Experience serving in many capacities including facilitating and serving as an officer on a local and state level, touching many lives through the sharing of her story and her compassion for people.

Linda thoroughly enjoyed Elvis Presley, music, shopping, bowling, camping with her family in her early years, countless parties on the patio, spending time at the casino, Big Boy’s frozen cokes, and of course the Green Bay Packers.

Linda is survived by her daughters, Julie Strait-Fode, Jennifer Jaszkowiak, and Erica Cox. She is also survived by sons-in-law, John Fode III (Julie) and Jeff Jaszkowiak (Jenny); grandchildren, Josalyn Fode, Logan and Trinity Jaszkowiak, Mia and Xavier Cox; mother, Joyce Edwardson; sister, Diane (Howard) Donner; brother, Brian (Jackie) Johnson; sister-in-law, Donna Bard; many special nieces and nephews and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Strait; her son-in-law, Erwin Cox; her father, Lyle Johnson; her brothers, Curtis and Bradley Johnson; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lillian and Paul Strait; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernie and Pat Strait; and special nephew, Steven Strait.

She who leaves a trail of glitter will never be forgotten…

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