Linda Marie Morgan

Linda Marie Morgan, age 81, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer.  To honor Linda’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Linda’s family.


Linda was born on March 20, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, IA, to Frank E. and Margaret J. (Campagna) Shaw.  She eventually met the love of her life, Jerry Morgan, Sr., on the 3rd Avenue bridge, and the two were united in marriage on July 14th, 1960.  They spent 63 wonderful years together raising their family.  Linda did work outside of the home for over 30 years at Waldenbooks.  She made many friends there, not only with her fellow co-workers but with many of the customers who called her “The Book Lady.” Linda enjoyed playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, and reading, in addition to spending time with her family.  You could also find her enjoying her favorite beverage with a little salt and lime.



Those left behind to cherish the memory of Linda include,

her loving husband,

Jerry P. Morgan, Sr., Dubuque, IA;


her children,

John Morgan (Pam), Dubuque, IA,

Jeffery Morgan, Dubuque, IA,

Joy Morgan, Mt. Vernon, IA,

James Morgan, Dubuque, IA,

and Jill Morgan, Dubuque, IA;


her daughter-in-law,

Kim Morgan, Mesa, AZ;


her grandchildren,

Staci Novak (John), Julia McGowan (Shayne), Becky Sawvell (Andy), Jerry Morgan III (Sarah), Brittany Birch,  Jenni McKernan (Phil), Breanne Morgan, Brandon Sheehan, Ana Morgan, Brooke Cabrera (Joseph), and Sunny Morgan.


her 21 great-grandchildren;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jerry Paul Morgan Jr.; her sister, Virginia Pierce; her brother, Kevin Shaw; her step-mother, Betty Sills Shaw; and her step-father, Harold Heiderscheidt.


Linda’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care and support during these difficult days.  Your kind and gentle spirits have brought peace to our hearts and minds, and we are forever grateful for each of you.


Online condolences may be shared with Linda’s family at

To honor Linda’s life, a private family service is being held. 

8 comments on “Linda Marie Morgan
  1. Pam Schumacher says:

    Jill, and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She sounded like a lovely person.
    May the Lord provide the peace and strength needed throughout this time. Condolences to all left behind to cherish her memory. Hugs, Pam Schumacher

  2. Mary Ann McGrane says:

    Jerry & family, so very sorry for your loss of Linda.

  3. Pat Glider says:

    Jerry and family, so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. May the angels wrap their wings around you and comfort you.

  4. Dorothy Link says:

    Jerry & family,
    So sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. Enjoy your many memories.
    Don & Dorothy Link

  5. Nancy Schueller says:

    My sympathy to Linda’s family. I worked with Linda at Walden Books for fifteen years. They were the good old days. We had some good times but worked hard. I remember she always had a bag of snacks to munch on as she worked in the back room as we referred to receiving book etc. Prayers to the family.

  6. Chris and Barb Varley says:

    Our sympathies to good neighbors.

  7. MJ and Tim Anderson says:

    Jerry & Family, We were so surprised and saddened to learn of Linda’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Rod Fischer says:

    So sorry to see this. On my last couple trips back to Dubuque I stopped by to see Linda and Jerry in the old neighborhood. Linda will surely be missed. My condolences to Jerry and the family.

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