Linda L. Malerbi

February 17, 1950January 23, 2011

Malerbi, Linda L.

Feb 17, 1950 - Jan 23, 2011

Preceded in death by parents; brother Richard Burnison; sisters Lois Garwood, Joy Carlson, Phyllis Roseland. Survived by husband Larry; sons Matthew and Bryan; brothers Larry Burnison and Lowell Burnison; sisters Karen Pridemore, Sandy Currie, Janet Vallone; nieces; nephews; other family

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the family. MEMORIAL SERVICE Friday 11:30am at Crosby Colonial Chapel.



Colonial Chapel

11902 W. Center Rd. 333-7200


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 28, 2011

Linda L. Malerbi

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February 7, 2011

Larry, Matt & Bryan,
I had the distinct pleasure of knowing Linda through meeting her at the Cancer Center. Linda was such a courageous, strong and loving woman. Every time I would see you come through the door, she brought a little piece of heaven with her. I am so very sorry for your loss as she touched so many lives. She left an unbelievable legacy to share with all of us left down here. May you find peace and solice knowing that she is waiting for you with open arms and smiling as radiantly as ever before.
I can only say thank you for allowing me to be a small part in your lives through her illness. She will never be forgotten in my life.
Until we meet again Linda!!!!!
Vikki Kopystynsky

February 3, 2011

Larry, Matt & Bryan,

In case you are still reading this site, we wanted to tell you again how nice the funeral was. I loved Linda's urn in amongst the beautiful wild flowers. Makena painted the picture for Aunt Linda in her memory. All the people who spoke, including you and Bryan, made the service so personal and a loving tribute to Linda. Lowell & I can't believe she's gone but know she's in heaven and cancer free. We are here for you if and when you need us.
Love, Lowell & Jan

Gladys Henseleit

February 1, 2011

My heart is so heavy and sad, Linda such a special lady her beautiful smile, that could light a room up and her laughter that could make you feel so good. She will be so missed, I know. Thank you for sharing the pictures they are treasures now. My thoughts are with you Larry,Matt,and Bryan what a special wife and mom. I will be praying for all of you.

Mick Murphy

February 1, 2011

My wife and I visited with Linda at their last class reunion, where Linda talked with great frankness about her illness and the complications it produced. In addition to all that has been posted on this site, Linda was a woman of great courage. Her passing has made a cold winter even colder; thanks to the message of Easter, spring is coming.

Sydnee Geer

January 28, 2011

Just wanted to say I love you "aunt pretty." You will be greatly missed.

Steve & Sheri Gilbert

January 28, 2011

Where do I begin, Linda was an Angel on earth she helped us through some real rough times when we were at a low point at the hospital in walked Linda, never met her before but Larry's parents sent her to visit, what a gift! Larry and Linda were there to offer encouragement, help and anything we needed, including a temporary home for our daughter. God has His angel back but we will miss her so much. Larry, Matt and Bryan you are in our prayers.

Jill Perdue

January 28, 2011

Things I will never forget about my Aunt Linda include her laugh, her smile, her passion for children, her love for family gatherings, her orange fingernails and toenails and her holiday cards that I would open like bombs anticipating the holiday confetti that always came tumbling out of them. :-) You were such a spunky person and had a great outlook on life. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. We love you Auntie M!

Jackie Phillips

January 27, 2011

My deepest sympathy to you and the boys. May the treasured memories that are held deep within your hearts bring you peace, strength and courage in your sorrow.
Missy you will never be forgotten and will always be in my heart.

Shari Wuster Jennings

January 27, 2011

My sympathy to you and the boys. Linda was an awesome woman to have known. She has been part of everything in my life since my return to Omaha in 2004. Andrew grew up knowing her as the gum lady. We are both saddened that she is gone. My new husband, who has only met her a couple of times, said that she was a presence rather than a person, always calming, friendly and kind, you just knew she was in the room. We will miss her flowers and tomatoes in the garden this year- but know that she's planting a new garden everlasting.

Debbie Meschede

January 27, 2011

When I think of my Aunt Linda I remember her incredible passion for family and how much she wanted to care for ALL the people in her life. I am so thankful she was a part of my life. She is a tremendous loss. I hope to use the lessons she taught and pass them on----