Linda VanPelt

May 13, 1955 ~ April 11, 2020 (age 64)


           Linda Sue VanPelt passed away suddenly April 11, 2020 at Saint Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colorado from an Arteriovenous Malformation in the brain. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, she had to face those last days of her life alone but had the loving support of her companion Jack Brown and her brother Jim through telephone contact when she was able.

            Linda was born to Lloyd and Edith Goins on May 13, 1955 at Ringgold County Hospital in Mt Ayr, Iowa. She joined brothers Donald, Rex, and Jim and sisters Shirley and Betty on the family dairy farm in Diagonal. Linda grew up helping with calf chores, gardening, and household duties a family of eight required. She attended the Christian Church in Diagonal, was an active member of the 4-H Jolly Jinglers and graduated from Diagonal Community School in 1973. She attended Iowa State University after graduating from high school and life's curves took her away from college after a year to pursue a career in business accounting. In 1979 she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Iowa State University.

            Besides being employed by various businesses through the years she began her own accounting firm, VP Accounting, housed from her home office in Urbandale, Iowa.  In 2014, she chose to be her own boss rather than be an employee and expanded her accounting firm, VP Accounting, which she still operated till her death.

            In June of 1987 she was united in marriage to Bill Van Pelt of Urbandale, Iowa. There were no children born to this union, but she cherished her role of “Aunty Linda” to all her nieces and nephews. Linda loved to share time with family and friends (many who were business clients), follow the race car circuit with Dale Earnhardt being her favorite driver, cheered on the Iowa State Cyclones, and loved a good campfire.

            She was proceeded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Edith Goins, brothers Donald and Rex Goins, sister Betty Greenlee, half-brother Lloyd Goins, and husband Bill Van Pelt. 

            She is survived by sister, Shirley Jones (Ron) of Webb  City, Missouri, brother Jim (Joy) of Diagonal, Iowa, half-brother Bill Goins (Donna) of Tucson, Arizona, half-sister in law, Donna Goins of Seneca, Kansas, brother in law, Keith Greenlee of Swan, Iowa and special friend, Jack Brown of Denver, Colorado. She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss her infectious smile and wit.

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