Linda D. (Fike) Peterson, 70, Burdick, passed away peacefully at her home Sept. 22.
She was born Nov. 3, 1950, to Warren and Paula (Muelller) Fike, in Herington. She shared a birthday with grandfather HFK Mueller and was the oldest of seven Fike children. She married her high school sweetheart, Dan Peterson, on Dec.21, 1968.
Linda was a very caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and community member.
She consistently embraced the spirit of service above self. Burdick Relay for Life, the Centre School Board, Marion County Commissioner, Burdick United Methodist Women, Labor Day parade chairman, Marion County Special Education Board President, Kansas Association of Counties Board of Directors, and North Central Flinthills Area Agency of Aging Advisory Council were some the many capacities in which Linda enjoyed serving.
You also could find Linda hauling wheat during harvest or on a Heartland travel trip to destinations around the country.
She loved sports. She enjoyed coaching and playing softball. She and Dan spent countless hours and miles traveling to many places including Brookville, Eudora, El Dorado, Iowa, Kentucky, and even Hawaii, to watch their grandchildren’s competitions and activities.
Survivors include husband Dan of the home, daughter Susie (and husband Tom) Omli of Salina, son Jeff Peterson of Lawrence: grandchildren Tate (and wife Kristin) Omli, Toby (and wife Lindsey) Omli, Sesely Omli, Sydney (and husband Nick) Shiew, Daniel, Clara, and Isaac Peterson, siblings Sandra (and husband Steve), Carla (and wife Stacey) Collett, Glenda (and husband Mike) Jirak, Gary (and wife Karol) Fike, Dennis (and wife LouAnn) Fike, and Sara (and husband Scott) Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will gathered with friends Sunday at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington. Her funeral service was Monday at Burdick United Methodist, Church led by pastor Sue Talbot. Linda will be laid to rest in Burdick UMC’s cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Burdick United Methodist Benevolent Fund. The family requests that friends sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Linda at www.ymzfh.com.