Date of BirthDecember 11, 1949

Linda L. Gutnik Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 11, 1949

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Date of DeathJanuary 25, 2016

Linda L. Gutnik Obituary

from Kent, South Dakota, United States

Linda L. GutnikLinda Gutnik, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Portland, OR. Linda was born on December 11, 1949 in Oil City, PA, to parents Olin and Lucile Baum. She attended and graduated from Oil City High School. Thereafter, she enrolled at Kent State University in Kent, OH, and finalized her Nursing Degree from Cleveland County Hospital, Cleveland Metropolitan General. After graduation, she worked at Cleveland Metro as a Registered Nurse, in the Department of Surgery. She also practiced in a private Plastic Surgery group. After meeting her husband, Dr. Steve Gutnik, in Cleveland, she then moved to Sioux Falls, SD, in 1985, where her husband began his medical practice. After moving to Sioux Falls, SD, Linda started raising the family, and became a wonderful homemaker. Linda was an avid gardener - with a passion for floral design and landscaping. She was an active member of the Iris Society of Southeastern South Dakota. As her children were in school, she was constantly involved with PTA, school activities, music, and sports at Harvey Dunn Elementary, Patrick Henry Middle School and Washington High School. She loved traveling domestically and internationally. She made many trips to see her children who resided in different communities while in college and postgraduate training. Recently, she traveled to the Galapagos in South America, with her son Arthur, for a lifetime destination trip. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at dinners and activities at Minnehaha Country Club. Linda was the ultimate Sioux Falls Skyforce fan. She rarely missed a game, since the inception of the team, in 1989. Linda is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dr. Steve Gutnik, of Sioux Falls, SD; children Benjamin, Sioux Falls, SD; Alexander, Saint Paul, MN; and Arthur, Portland, OR.Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Kenneth Baum.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be directed to the Linda Gutnik fund at Wells Fargo (Sioux Falls, SD), which will be donated to the Great Plains Zoo (Sioux Falls, SD). A celebration of Linda's life will occur this Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation is from 5-7 pm on Friday, Dec. 2 at Miller Funeral Home (Downtown). Memorial service at 11 am, Saturday, Dec. 3, at Miller Funeral Home (Downtown). Thereafter, a private burial. www.millerfh.com