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.