Linda Carol Nehls

Linda Carol Nehls, age 77, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday February 21, 2019 at Vernon Manor Nursing Home.Conrad, her beloved husband was present for her departure.

Sample ImageLinda was born November 14, 1941 to the late Leonard and Cleo (Halverson) Klahn. Linda was baptized and later confirmed into her Christian faith at Viroqua Evangelical Lutheran Church. She graduated from Viroqua High School, Class of ‘60’, then went on to attend La Crosse School of Beauty obtaining her beauticians license in 1961. Linda’s professional life included working; lifelong on the family dairy farm, as a beautician in West Salem WI, on the line at Highlandale Christian Plaque factory in Rockland WI, a teachers aide for Viroqua Daycare Center and as a professional dog groomer and breeder of Australian Shepherds.


Linda grew up surrounded by extended family outside of Viroqua WI on Belgium Ridge Road. It was this farm life that started Linda’s love of nature, animals, fishing and gardening. While an active member of Belgium Builders 4-H Club, Linda became an avid showgirl of cows and horses. It was while showing registered Holsteins at the Wisconsin State Fair that she met her husband of 57 years. They married October 28, 1961 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. They continued to share their passions; for showing registered cows, horses and for following the Green Bay Packers, while always maintaining their love for family. It was during her leadership in the 4-H horse program that Linda developed a life-long friendship with Cindy Schomberg Bowling Gardner, who became like a fourth daughter to her. Linda loved watching her three daughters grow in their Christian faith, professional careers, and families. She spread her love to her four grandchildren through “deep conversations”, fishing, gardening, and special cookie jars. Grandma Linda’s heart warmed with; every card, visit, homemade gift, and each phone call the grandkiddo’s gave her.


Linda’s advice, her creative artistic talent, her ‘special’ candy Easter eggs, her ‘circus’ birthday cakes, paintings, drawings, stories and jewelry pins will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Linda is survived by; her husband Conrad, her three daughters Carie (Tom) Wagner of Baraboo WI, Christine Nehls of Minnetonka MN, and Carmen Nehls of Minnetonka, her four grandchildren Darin Nehls-Wiggins of Portage WI, Tessa Wagner of Robinsdale MN, TJ Wagner of Plattsville WI and Angelo Nehls Adaya of Minnetonka MN.


Funeral services for Linda will be Saturday March 16, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at the English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 741 N. East Ave., in Viroqua. Pastor Behm will officiate.

Friends may call on the family during a visitation two-hours prior to the service from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at the Church. A luncheon will follow the service.


Memorials may be given in honor of Linda’s Life to English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Viroqua, to Vernon Manor, or to Breast Cancer Awareness in Linda’s name.

The family would like to thank Vosseteig Funeral Home for their assistance, Vernon Manor staff for the loving care administered to Linda over the past six years, Pastor Behm for mom’s spiritual wellness and everyone else for their prayers, kind words, cards, flowers and memorials.


On-line condolences may be offered at

The Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., in Westby is serving the family.


Abide Dear Ones……The Nehls’ family. 

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