Linda Charlene Mahr

Linda Charlene Mahr

Linda Charlene Mahr


Linda Charlene Mahr, 78, of Shellsburg, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life services will be at a later date. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre is caring for Linda and her arrangements.

Linda was born April 28, 1944, and later adopted by Harry and Annette Derr, where she gained two amazing brothers. She later graduated from Evanston High School, Illinois.

Linda is survived by her children, Deanna (David) Shada and Laurie (Jamie Bennett) Sorenson; four grandchildren, Mallory (Brian) Boge, Dalton (Darian Stueck) Shada, Brayden Bennett and Logan Bennett; two great-grandsons, Lennox and Landry Boge; three brothers, John (Polly) Derr, Ron (Sandi) Derr and Darrell (Gladna) Dowling; and one sister, Sharon (Roy) Franklin.

In recent years, Linda was able to track down her biological brother and sister and was blessed to get to know them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Annette Derr.

Linda enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed day trips to “somewhere” and traveling when she could.

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