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Linda Lancaster, age 75, of Ravenna passed away  on January 03, 2020 at Heartwood Lodge Hospice Facility under the loving care of her family and Hospice of North Ottawa.

The daughter of Grover Lobdell and Lorraine Grace (Shaffer) Soful, she was born on March 15, 1944 in Muskegon.  On , at Spring Lake, Michigan, she married Everett Lancaster, who survives her. Together, they enjoyed 38 years of marriage.

Linda loved her AKC Field trial Black Labrador retrievers.  She trained non stop and did field trial competitions all over the United States. She earned hundreds of ribbons and trophy’s. Two of her dogs are in the AKC Hall of Fame. She was one of the best dog trainers out there. Linda loved to garden. She was very proud of her flowers and vegetable garden.

She was preceded in death by her father, Grover Lobdell; mother, Lorraine (Shaffer) Soful; step-son, Kelly Lancaster; and step-grandson, Austin Lancaster. Surviving are her husband, Everett Lancaster; daughters, Jackie & Mike Powell of Oregan, and Lorie & Steve Kiebach of Grand Haven; grand kids, Lindsay LaFrance, and Ashley LaFrance; great-grand kids, Cameron Brown, and Haley Brown; siblings, Barbara & Edward Bowen, Gary & Karen Lobdell, and Benjamin Rose Clock; step-children, Debbie Lyn, Kim, Tim, and Scott; and her very special friends, Maggie (Lynn) Mcgreavy, and Marsha Praay Vanportfliet along with her amazing neighbors

A Celebration of life will be announced soon!

Instead of flowers, Linda would have appreciated contributions in her memory to Hospice of North Ottawa Community, Grand Haven, MI 49417.

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  1. Mike and Leslie Ostyn on January 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Gary, Barbara and Benny,
    It must be so difficult losing a sibling. I am so sorry for your loss. I always appreciated Linda smile and cheery demeanor.
    Mike and “Turkey”

  2. Jane on January 28, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Lori and family,
    You mom was very dear to me. She was a caring, smart, and full of life gal. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    Jane Chandler

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