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Wild Rhino passing

It is with a heavy heart that I pass on to the forum family the announcement of Linda "Roadrunner" Strauder passing away yesterday, July 8th. She is the wife and "Pipewrench" Norman and was one of the first members of The Rhino Family.

Many of you know her and she was remembered for riding in the blue sidecar attached to the 1800 at Midwest MNG with Pipewrench and their other family member "Rusty". They participated in these events as well as many others over the years with the Rhinos.

She is now in a much better place as she has suffered with a long illness. I can tell you that in her last days among us on this earth, Pipewrench was reading all the posts of prayers over the July 4th weekend in the Rhino thread to her to give her comfort. It is simply amazing on how this forum has turned all of us into a family.

She didn't post that much on the forum but don't think I didn't get a phone call (and an ear full) when she had something to say!

She was loved and will be missed by many here on this forum and within the Rhino Group.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Jones Funeral Home at 801 Garretson Street, Burlington, KS at 12:30 pm with graveside services following shortly afterwards at Crandall Cemetery at 3rd Road SE, Le Roy, Coffee County Kansas (about 9 miles away from funeral home)

I know that Pipewrench does read the forum daily and please post your condolences here on this thread as I know it gives him strength to carry on the torch.

May Roadrunner rest in peace and ride those golden streets in heaven. We all know she is in a much better place now.

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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 11:53 AM
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Linda and Norman have always held a special place in my and my daughters hearts. We love them both very much and will remain in my family's prayers. Linda will be missed - and Norman needs us more than every before now.

We will see many of you Thursday.

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My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family and the extended Rhino family at this time. May she rest in peace...

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Linda was a wonderful Lady with an amazing smile! That I will always remember! I will miss her very much. Will send extra prayers to Pipewrench to help him through this time.

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I am sorry to hear of your loss Pipewrench. My prayers will be with you and your family.


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Linda had a way about her that reached out to us all. Her struggle now to and end and peace and tranquility for evermore. She will be missed yet on each of our rides with us till time comes to an end. Prayers to Norman and family may you find comfort in knowing that rest has come.

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Please pass on my condolences to Pipewrench. Carol and I met him in Llano.

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Our condolences to Pipewrench and their family. While not knowing either the love for riding motorcycles connects us all.

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It's always sad to lose a friend and fellow member of this family forum. The entire Halfling Family sends its sympathy, prayers and hopes for comfort in this time of deep loss.


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Norman, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
D-Rod & I send prayers that she may Rest In Peace and that you and your family will have God's help to get through this difficult time.

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