Linda Lou Nurnberger

TRAVERSE CITY — Linda Lou Nurnberger, 67, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, best friend and her pastor.

Linda was born on Dec. 28, 1947, in Reed City, to the late Leo and Maxine (Gugle) Block. On June 21, 1969, Linda entered into marriage with Jim Nurnberger in her hometown of Reed City.

She graduated from NMC Nursing School in 1967. Linda was an LPN private duty nurse serving many area families over the years. She was a great cook and her family loved her baking. Linda was a wonderful gardener. She always had beautiful flowers in her garden. She had many hobbies, including camping, shopping and animals.

Linda is survived her loving husband of 46 years, Jim; a son, Todd (Elizabeth) Nurnberger; and their children, Henry and Madeline; a daughter, Heather (Ryan) Watson; and their children, Tylus, Allison and Grace; and a daughter, Becky Maddox; and her son, Landon. Also surviving are a brother, Jerry (Diane) Block; mother-in-law, Marian Nurnberger; as well as Linda’s faithful dog, Teddy.

A memorial service honoring Linda will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, with visiting one hour prior. Pastor Tim Manzer will officiate.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to New Hope Community Church or Hospice of Michigan.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Linda’s family at The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.