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Linda Hepler

August 16, 1947 — September 19, 2019

Linda Hepler

Linda Hepler, 72, formerly of Marne, Iowa, died Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Avoca Specialty Care.

Linda Jo was born on August 16, 1947, in Texas the daughter of Harlan Yale and Marye Delia (Mundorf) Bierbaum. The family moved from Texas and made their home in Marne, Iowa, where she attended Atlantic Community Schools.

On August 19, 1962, she was united in marriage to Robert Skow in Fremont, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with two children, Steven and Amy. The family made their home north of Walnut, Iowa. She stayed at home to help operate the family farm and raise the children. In 1981, she moved into Walnut and was employed as a waitress at the Colonial Inn and the Valley Restaurant north of Atlantic for several years.
In 1985, she married Ted Hepler in Walnut, Iowa. She later was employed with Henningsen Construction as a truck driver until she was forced to retire due to health issues. Linda moved to Avoca Specialty Care in 2005, where she resided until her death.

Linda was a member of Eastern Star in Marne. She loved to bowl and was on a league in Avoca, and later Atlantic. Linda enjoyed a good game of cards, Euchre being a her favorite. Nothing brought more joy to Linda than spending time with her grandchildren.

Linda will be deeply missed by her son, Steven Skow of Marne and his significant other, Becky Steffens of Atlantic; daughter, Amy Boken of Marne; grandchildren, Amanda Skow and her significant other, Danny Tabor of Napavine, Washington, Logan Skow and his wife, Ashley of Atlantic, Dylan Boken of Atlantic, and Kylie Boken of Marne and her significant other, Kenneth Foote of Bentley; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Forde, Oakley Skow, and Ainsley Skow; sister-in-law, Donna Bierbaum of Walnut; niece, Marye Bierbaum and her significant other, Elija Holtz of Omaha, NE; and many other additional family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harlan and Marye Bierbaum; grandson, Christopher Skow; and brother, Bruce Bierbaum.

Visitation with the family present will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home.

Celebration of Life Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home, with Pastor Ben Winford of the New Life Church officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the Griswold Cemetery.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Linda’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Linda Hepler
August 16, 1947 ~ September 19, 2019

Died at the age of 72 years, 1 month & 3 days

10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Roland Funeral Home
Atlantic, Iowa

Pastor Ben Winford
New Life Church
Atlantic, Iowa

“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
“In My Father’s House”
“Peace in the Valley”
Recorded by Elvis Presley

Dylan Boken
Amanda Skow
Logan Skow
Kylie Boken

Dori Hampel
Darci Richter
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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