Olson, Linda Merle (nee Erickson)
November 22, 1947 – April 8, 2016
Age 68 of North Branch. Linda Merle Erickson was born to Donald and Helen Erickson on November 22,1947 at Midway Hospital in St. Paul. On April 8, 2016 Linda passed away at home with her family. Linda was raised in North Branch where she graduated in 1965. She then married Daniel Splittstoser and they had three beautiful children together before their divorce. In 1980 Linda moved her family to Harris where she lived up until her illness. She held many jobs from assembly to retail then in 1995 she went to Pine Tech College and after graduation she worked as an Administrative Assistant for MSCSA from 1996-2006, she then was a PCA 2006-2015. In February 2016 she was diagnosed with cancer. Linda is survived by her 3 children: Karen(Gary) Tuseth, Julie(Les) Bartel, Eric(Dawn) Splittstoser; 10 grandchildren: Andrea(Jeremy) Woodward, Jesse Cleveland, Andrew Bartel, Daniel(Meghan) Cleveland, Donald Cleveland, Richard Cleveland, Cheyenne Tuseth, Jocelyn Splittstoser, Elise Splittstoser, Seth Splittstoser; 3 great grandchildren: Jazmine Bartel, Weston and Story Cleveland; Stepmother Loretta Erickson, many nieces, nephews, and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Helen Erickson, sisters Debbie Martini and Baby Karen. Celebration of Life has been planned for April 23rd, 1-4pm at the North Branch American Legion.