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Linda Lee Daraska

Modified: Monday, Jun 30th, 2014

Linda Lee Daraska
DIXON – Linda Lee Daraska, 64, of Dixon, died June 27, 2014, at her home following a brave fight with cancer.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. July 2, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with Rev. Wayne Epps, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Visitation is from noon – 1 p.m. July 2 at the funeral home.

Linda was born Oct. 2, 1949, in Dixon, to Grant Logan and Lavina Mary (Helfrich) Lawson. She was part of the first set of triplets (Linda Lee, Karen Marie, and Diane Bee) to be born at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital. She married Norman Daraska on Dec. 18, 1977, in Dixon.

Survivors include two daughters, Laurie (Jim Rodriguez) Pickett of Dixon, Camery (Mark) Peterson of Mt. Morris; one son, Christopher (Anita) Daraska of Dixon; four brothers, Charles (Joan) Lawson, Raymond (Carol) Lawson, Dale (Dory) Lawson, James (Debra) Lawson; eight sisters, Dolly (Dave) Gugerty, Judy Kemp, Karen Lawson, Diana Lawson, Nancy (Steve) Smith, Constance Barone, Susan (Gene) Lawson, Jane (Mark) Imfeld, all of Dixon; four grandchildren, Seth Pickett of Dixon, Lindy Pickett of Dixon, Shannon Daraska of Franklin Grove, and Emmett Peterson of Mt. Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and five brothers, William, Thomas, John, Tim, and Ron “Boog” Lawson.

Linda was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dixon and worked at Dixon Direct for 28 years.

She was an excellent cook, loved to fish, and enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com.

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