Linda K. Mushrush

Linda K. Mushrush, age 67, of Dyersville, IA, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, at home while surrounded by her loving family after a courageous 24 year battle with cancer.  To honor Linda’s life, her memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2899 Hales Mill Road in Asbury, IA, with Rev. Karla Wildberger officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service for Linda’s family and friends.  


Linda was born on August 16, 1956, in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Harold and Laura (Kuster) Scott.  After graduating from Illinois State University, she embarked on a lifelong teaching career.  Linda loved helping shape the minds of her students and had a natural ability to meet the children right where they were.  She devoted 21 years of her time and talents to Bradford Elementary School in Bradford, IL, before eventually relocating to Dyersville and spending another 17 years with the NICC Child Development Center in Peosta, IA.  


Linda was not only a committed teacher, but also a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was united in marriage to her soulmate, Kirk Mushrush, on December 10, 1983, and the two were blessed with three children.  


Linda enjoyed baking and continually put her skills on display for others to delight in, but more than anything, she was passionate about spending time with her family and friends, having an active role in her grandsons’ lives, and being an unwavering servant of God.  The legacy of love that Linda leaves behind will be treasured in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her.


Linda is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Kirk Mushrush, of Dyersville, IA; her three children: Whitney (Ryan) Coohey, Cameron (Lisa) Mushrush, and Morgan (Phillip) Timmerman all of Dyersville, IA; her five grandchildren: Issac and Noah Timmerman and Parker, Ethan, and Asher Coohey; three sisters: Sharon (Lorry) Murray of Galva, IL, Cinda Scott of Bradford, IL, and Melanie (Ron) Roberts of Metropolis, IL; her mother-in-law, Joanne Mushrush, of Peoria, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Laura Scott and her father-in-law, Robert Mushrush.


Linda’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care over the last two weeks.


The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Linda’s family and online condolences may be shared with Linda’s family at  Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Dubuque and Fur Fun Rescue.



Lord of Life Lutheran Church
2899 Hales Mill Road, Asbury, Iowa, 52002
February 24th, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Memorial Service

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
2899 Hales Mill Road, Asbury, Iowa, 52002
February 24th, 2024 at 12:00 PM

7 comments on “Linda K. Mushrush
  1. Bill Bluemer says:

    Linda was a life long friend who will never be missed in my heart.

  2. Amber Berlin says:

    I fondly remember Mrs Mushrush from kindergarten in Bradford. Such a great lady and always smiling. She was a kind soul with a warm hug and words to all the students. Thank you for everything that you did for the students at Bradford Elementary School.

  3. Tammy Cornmesser says:

    I’m so sorry Kirk. She gave it a good fight. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Nancy Anderson says:

    Linda was such an inspiration to so many. So sorry for the loss of such an amazing woman. Sending prayers for her family.

  5. Roger Craft says:

    Sending you prayers of comfort Kirk! Love, Roger E.

  6. Denise Trobaugh Carter says:

    I was so saddened to hear this news. Linda and Cinda were in my class at the Bradford schools. I know that she taught some of my family during her tenure of teaching in Bradford. She always attended our class reunions, and will be sorely missed at the future ones. Sending love to her family.

  7. Jerry&Cheri Joyce says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Kirk, our prays are with you and your family. God bless Linda, you and your family.

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