Linda Sires

Linda M. Sires, 64, of New Albin died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Linda Marie Sires was born February 23, 1950 in Waukon, the daughter of Kenneth William and Lyla Vivian (Solberg) Smith. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, and attended Waukon schools and later received her GED.
Linda worked at the New Albin Grocery Store and Post Office for several years. She also worked as a cook at the East Side Cafe in New Albin, and did some catering for many special occasions.
Linda was a member of the Waukon Harley Davidson H.O.G. Chapter. She loved to cook and bake for her family. Linda enjoyed reading, working in her garden, doing lawn work and spending time with her family and friends. Linda would go out of her way to help others.
Survivors include her children, Andrew (Jessieca) Sires and Sarah (Donald) Oakland, both of Waukon, and Chad Sires of Denver, CO; five grandchildren, Paul Sires, Hannah and Abby Rogers, and Emma and Wade Oakland; a special friend, Donald "Jim" Hyde; three sisters, Karen (Lawrence) Donahue of New Albin, Sue Freese of Waukon and Peggy (Jim) Wilson of Prairie du Chien, WI; five brothers, Rick (Theresa) Smith of Waukon, Dennis (Cindy) Smith of Marquette, and Randy (Pam) Smith, Fred (Geralyn) Smith and Greg (Kristie) Smith, all of Waukon. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ronald Smith; a sister, Patty Gilman; and an infant brother and sister.
Casketbearers were Fred, Greg, Dennis and Randy Smith, Jared Donahue and Mike Mitchell, Jr.
Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at