Linda Kay Rediske passed away on January 8th 2019. Linda was born in Billings MT on May 27th 1954 to Elaine (Unger) and Ralph Rediske, The second oldest of five children. The family moved to Granger WA in1959. Linda graduated from Granger High School and her time in Washington saw her develop her lifelong love of music. While in high school she was very involved with the high school band and played several different instruments. She briefly attended Eastern Washington University and spent time as a piano teacher following her time there and once she relocated to Billings she played with the Billings Community Band. Painting was another of Linda’s hobbies.
Linda was handed many challenges in life. She survived multiple cancers and dealt with decreasing mobility and dexterity issues as a consequence of Multiple Sclerosis. The MS eventually led to her admission to the Avantara nursing home where she spent the last eleven years of her life and became affectionately known as Linda Lou. During her time there, she played the piano every day as long as she was able. The strength with which she faced her physical and mental obstacles also resulted in a stubborn streak that provided friends and family the opportunity to develop their patience and coping skills.
The family cabin in the Snowy Mountains was a place of respite and relaxation for Linda. She enjoyed camping and was always willing to try new things. Cremation has taken place and the private family ceremony and distribution of her ashes will happen at the cabin.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband, David Wheeler. She is survived by sisters Diane Jonckowski (Dave) of Billings, Kathy Klopfer (Ralf) of Cody WY, Christine Rediske of Powell WY, and brother Walter (Tonya) of Tucson AZ as well as her daughter Shawna House (Jeremy) and grandchildren Jarret, Jace and Trinity of Billings. The family would like to extend a special thank you to her roommate at Avantara, Emily Kiefer, who took great care of Linda as well as to all of the staff at the facility. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National MS Society or the charity of your choice.