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Linda Joel Nicolay – Oct. 17, 1958 – Feb. 18, 2020

Linda Joel Nicolay – Oct. 17, 1958 – Feb. 18, 2020

Linda Joel Nicolay, 61, of Cottage Grove, passed on Feb. 18, 2020, from cancer.
She was born on Oct. 17, 1958, in Jamestown, N.D., to parents Norbert and Darlene (Nitschke) Schlenker.
Linda married Gary Nicolay on May 17, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nev.
She worked for Safe-lock Storage in Cottage Grove for 20 years and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and puzzle books.
Linda is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Gary Nicolay, Cottage Grove; daughter, Sherry Nutter, of Veneta; parents, Norbert and Darlene Schlenker, of Sutherlin; siblings, Pamela Schlenker, of Sutherlin; Tommy Schlenker, of Igo, Calif; Dennis Schlenker, Vancouver, Wash.; Brenda Adams, of Taft, Calif.; Don Schlenker, of Roseburg; Paula Luttrell, of Tillamook; Cynthia Luttrell, of Roseburg; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother, Timmy Schlenker.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, in Cottage Grove.



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