Linda K. Hern | Obituary

Linda K. Hern (nee Phegley), 74, of Waterloo, died April 18, 2024, in Fenton, Mo. She was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Red Bud.

She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ – Waterloo and VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband George Hern; children Lesa (John) Barchet, Sandra (David) Rodenberg and Chad Hern; grandchildren Cassandra Rodenberg, Trinity Barchet and Keith Hern; sister Betty (Dave) Doiron; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents Calvin and Ruby (nee Kempfer) Phegley; granddaughter Sarah Ashbaker-Hern; and brothers Merle, Darrell, Dale and Karnal Pegley.

Visitation is 1-6 p.m. April 21 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo and 9-10 a.m. until time of service April 22 at St. Paul United Church of Christ – Waterloo.

A funeral service will follow at the church with Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating.

Interment will be at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: Family Wishes; or Illinois Center for Autism.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


The Republic-Times has been Monroe County's hometown newspaper since 1890. Serving Columbia, Waterloo, Valmeyer, Hecker and every town in between, we strive to provide the news that matters most to you in the timeliest manner possible. For more information on subscribing to the Republic-Times, call 939-3814 or visit the "Subscribe" page on this website.
HTC web