Linda St. John, age 62, of Brainerd, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at St. Cloud Hospital. She was born in Minneapolis on Nov. 19, 1946, the daughter of James and Adeline (Dahlman) Hanson. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in education. She then taught various grades and took time off to have a family. She later returned to teaching and even taught English in Korea. She enjoyed her volunteer work with senior citizens and the mentally disabled. She loved being with her friends, joining in activities at the senior center, traveling, visiting family and the arts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Adeline Hanson; and her sister, Kris. Linda will be lovingly missed by her children, Samantha St. John, of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Dana St. John, of Modesto, Calif.; grandson, Kellen St. John; brothers, Jim Hanson, of Baxter, Minn., and Loren Hanson, of Roseville, Minn.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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