Linda Bunkofske

Oct. 7, 1943 – Jan. 6, 2020

Linda Bunkofske, age 76 of Burt, went to be with our Lord and Savior in Heaven on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Her final days were spent at the Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Algona Faith church.  Burial will take place in the Burt Township Cemetery.

Linda Lou (Ackerman) Bunkofske, daughter of Hiram and Muriel (Long) Ackerman, was born on Oct. 7, 1943, in Burt.  She graduated from Burt High School in 1962. Linda worked in the cafeteria at St. Ann’s Hospital in Algona from 1963 to 1964. On July 11, 1965, Linda was united in marriage with David Bunkofske at the Full Gospel Church in Burt.  After raising her children, Linda worked as a librarian at the Burt Public Library for over 20 years. 

Linda treasured her children and enjoyed moments with them, including her grandchildren and great-grandson. She had a loving and joyful heart. Linda was a woman of faith and appreciated her church family.  She was a member of Algona Faith church and the Burt Bible study group. Linda also enjoyed reading, baking and walking with friends.

Left to cherish Linda’s memory are her husband of 54 years, David; children, Laura (Jason) Thompson of Northwood and Paul (Tammy) Bunkofske of Urbandale; a grandson Adam Dralla; a great- grandson Nate Dralla; two sisters, Delores Balzer of Marshalltown and Bobbie (Don) Gifford of Garner; and a brother Gary Dean Ackerman of Salina, Kan.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson Jacob Dralla.

The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is serving the family. Condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

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