March 22, 2018


Linda Billmeier, 71, of Carroll, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll surrounded by her family.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. The celebrant will be Father Shinoj Jose. Con-celebrant and homilist will be Father Steve Brodersen. Mass servers will be Peter and Joseph Dea. Music will be by Hannah Warner and the Sacred Heart Men’s Choir. Lectors for the Mass will be Bridget Hunt and Samantha Granatell. Linda’s grandsons Nicholas Billmeier, Dawson Billmeier, Nolan Nepple and Porter Nepple will present the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister will be Alice Simons. Casket bearers will be: Joe Blum, David Blum, Drew Hunt, Doug Irlmeier, Chad Irlmeier and Jim Irlmeier. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for the Animal Rescue of Carroll.

Following the interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton, please join Linda’s family for a luncheon and refreshments at Carroll Country Club. Online condolences may be left for Linda’s family at

Born on Feb. 12, 1947, at Manning, Iowa, Linda Louise was a daughter of Stoggie and Mep (Kasperbauer) Irlmeier. Linda attended Sacred Heart School in Templeton and later graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School with the Class of 1965. On Oct. 9, 1965, she was married to Raymond Billmeier at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. Ray and Linda made their home in Carroll where she taught preschool for several years. Linda later owned and operated the Gift Gallery and also held various retail positions, most recently at Special Moments.

Linda thoroughly enjoyed people; especially Thursday nights at the Carroll Country Club and Friday nights with her friends. She also enjoyed watching “Jeopardy!,” playing Suduko puzzles, and playing with her cat, Kit-Kat. Linda’s greatest joy was her family; she cherished the time she spent with all of them and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in their activities. Linda was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Carroll and formerly a member of Sacred Heart Church in Templeton.

Linda is survived by her children: Brian Billmeier and his wife, Niki, of Carroll and Stacey Nepple and her husband, John, of Carroll; her grandsons: Nicholas Billmeier, Dawson Billmeier, Nolan Nepple and Porter Nepple, all at home; her siblings: Bonnie Hein of Carroll and Duane (Pauline) Irlmeier of Templeton; her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lou (Terri) Billmeier of Carroll, Darlene Middleton of Templeton and Dorothy Bendixen of Carroll; as well as many nieces, nephews, other extended relatives and many friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Stoggie and Mep Irlmeier; her husband, Ray, in June 2015; her parents-in-law, Otto and Frances Billmeier; her brothers-in-law Jerry Hein and Lloyd Middleton; her niece Sheila Schoeppner; and her special grandmother Alvina “MA” Kasperbauer.