Sunday, April 22, 2018



March 12, 1950—July 10, 2017

   SPARTA - Linda M. Hemmersbach, 67, of Sparta, died Monday, July 10, 2017, peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.

   She was born on March 12, 1950, in Sparta, WI, to Carlton and Vernabelle (Hoefs) Kastberg. She graduated from Brookwood High School, Ontario, WI, in 1968.

   Linda married James D. Roberts on July 17, 1971. They were married until his death on May 11, 1998. Linda married Donald G. Hemmersbach on October 7, 2006.

   Linda attended the Eau Claire Accredited School of Beauty and received her cosmetology license on April 22, 1972 and worked as a Beautician for nearly 46 years. Linda owned and operated her own hair salon, “Lin’s Hair Salon”, from September of 1998 until she started treatment for AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) in March 2017.

   Linda was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and was very active with Ladies Aid and church fundraisers. She was a member of the Sparta Women’s Group, Sparta Area Cancer Support, The Red Hatters and other various groups/organizations.

   Linda’s enjoyed taking photos and always had a camera nearby. She also enjoyed gardening, taking care of her flowers, and golf.

   Linda is survived by her husband, Donald Hemmersbach of Sparta; sons, Troy (Barb) Roberts of Holmen, and Ryan Roberts of Sparta; grandchildren, Mariah and Makenzie Roberts; Don's children, both of Sparta, Dane (Brandy) Hemmersbach, and Brittany (Tim) Herricks and grandchildren, Caleb and Kaylee Hemmersbach; her mother, Vernabelle Kastberg of Sparta; sisters, Corinne (Larry) Means of Onalaska, Carolyn (Roger) Bauer of Black River Falls, Susan (Art) Reeder of Menomonee, and Cindy (Mike) Beaupre also of Menomonee; sister-in-law, Rosemary Kastberg of Ellsworth; also many nieces and nephews.

   Linda was preceded in death by her first husband, James Roberts; her father, Carlton Kastberg; grandparents, Earl and Anna (Arndt) Kastberg, Fred and Frieda (Doms) Hoefs; brother, Stephen Kastberg; and nephew, Brad Bauer.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sparta Area Cancer Support or

   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sparta, with Reverend John Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta. A luncheon will follow at Club 16, Sparta.

   Family and friends are invited to call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday at the church and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.

   Online condolences may be offered to the family at

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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