Linda Farmer


Funeral services for 71-year old Linda Farmer of Rapid City, SD, formerly of Gordon, NE, are Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 11:00 at Gordon Methodist Church.

Interment will follow at the Gordon Cemetery and a luncheon will be served back at the church afterward.

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Linda Lee (Haslow) Farmer was born December 23rd, 1950, to John and Jackie Haslow in Rushville, NE, and passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2022.

She grew up on the family farm 5 miles south of Gordon and attended K-8th grade at the country school 4 miles south of town. She was in 4-H and had lambs as projects.

She attended both Gordon and Rushville High Schools, then went to Phoenix, AZ, where she lived for a few years. After a short marriage, she returned to Gordon and worked as a waitress/hostess there, as well as in Rapid City, for a couple of years. She also spent many years working at Homestead Building Supply.

While working at the Hacienda, her future Father-in-Law and Brother-in-Law made her a bet that, of course, she won before her future husband Ron arrived. They were later married on March 24,1977, at her parents’ home. Two children were born to this marriage, Sean Kie and Ronelle Rae (Mousie).

They purchased a few acres from Linda’s parents where they lived and built R&L Irrigation, a successful irrigation sales and service business. They later expanded, adding a lawn sprinkler business that she managed and where she got to work with her father for a year.

In 1990, Linda and Rob purchased the farm from her parents and added farming to their enterprises. When Linda retired, they built a home in Rapid City where she enjoyed spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She and Ron made several trips between Rapid City and Gordon as they began to downsize the business.

Linda was a member of the Methodist church and its Sunday school director. She was also very active in the Gordon High School Booster Club during her children’s high school years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jackie Haslow, parents -in-law Homer and Martha Farmer, all her aunts and uncles and her beloved son Sean.

Linda is survived by her husband Ron, daughter Ronelle Blake, Grandchildren, Davin, Jonah and Haadyn Blake; brother John (Tom) and Jo Haslow, brother-in-law Jimmy (Shirley) Farmer, sister-in-law Judy and Don Morton, and many nieces and nephews.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home of Gordon is in charge of arrangements for Linda Farmer.