Linda Ratcliff

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Oct. 5, 1955 -- June 29, 2011

Funeral services for Linda Ratcliff, 55, of Arnolds Park, were held Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Burial was at Okoboji Cemetery in Arnolds Park.

Linda Jo Ratcliff was born in Estherville on Oct. 5, 1955 to Mary and Floy Wolterman. Linda Graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1973. After high school, Linda worked in various restaurants in the area. She was also the bookkeeper for The Standard Station in Spirit Lake for many years.

Linda married Tom Ratcliff on Oct. 25, 1986. They lived in Arnolds Park where Linda was the bookkeeper for Tom's business, Tom's Side Street Garage and she continued to wait tables. Many will remember her at the Legion Club in Milford for many years.

Linda enjoyed reading books and traveling with Tom. Mexico was one of her favorite places to visit, she was a true sun worshipper. She made friends very easily, as Tom and her have very good friends from those trips. Linda was also a very devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Linda Jo passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at a Sioux Falls, S. D. hospital at 55 years of age.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Tom Ratcliff of Arnolds Park; mother, Mary Wolterman, of Spirit Lake, sisters; Debra ( Robert) Faulkner of Arnolds Park and Louise (Mark) Foxhoven of Linn Grove; brothers; Don (Laila) Wolterman of Milford, and Dean Wolterman of Spirit Lake; mother-in-law, Virginia Ratcliff of Mankato, Minn.; brothers-in-law, Dick of Spirit Lake, Mark of Mankato, Minn., John (Deb) of Rosemont, Minn., and Dan (Audrey) of Waconia, Minn. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and other family. Linda was preceded in death by her father Floy Wolterman, her little sister, Lori, and her father-in-law, Bill Ratcliff.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at