Linda Diane Fike Peterson was born on November 3, 1950, to Warren and Paula (Mueller) Fike in Herington, KS. She shared her birthday with her Grandpa HFK Mueller. She is the oldest of the seven Fike children. She married her high school sweetheart, Dan Peterson on December 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 Flint Hills Area Agency of Aging Advisory Council are some the many capacities that Linda enjoyed serving.
You could also find Linda hauling wheat during harvest or on a Heartland travel trip to destinations around the country. She loved sports. Linda enjoyed coaching and playing softball. Dan and she 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.
Linda passed away peacefully at her home on September 22, 2020. Survivors are her husband, Dan of the home, Daughter Susie (Tom) Omli of Salina, Son Jeff Peterson of Lawrence: Grandchildren: Tate (Kristin) Omli, Toby (Lindsey) Omli, Sesely Omli, Sydney (Nick) Shiew, Daniel, Clara, and Isaac Peterson: Siblings: Sandra (Steve) Deines, Carla (Stacey) Collett, Glenda (Mike) Jirak, Gary (Karol) Fike, Dennis (LouAnn) Fike, and Sara (Scott) Davis: and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will gather with friends on Sunday from 2- 7 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington. Her funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Burdick United Methodist Church led by Pastor Sue Talbot. She will be laid to rest in the Burdick UMC Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Burdick United Methodist Benevolent Fund. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Linda at www.ymzfh.com.
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