MYDLAND, LindaPosted: May 8th, 2021
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Linda Lou Veronica Campanian Mydland. After a brave fight with leukemia Linda slipped away quietly surrounded by her loving family on May 2, 2021.
Linda was born in Great Falls on August 24, 1962 to Leo and Elinor Campanian. She was the youngest of four children. Linda grew up in the close community of Sweetgrass sharing the trials and joys of life with her brothers, sister, nieces, and other family as well as many friends and neighbors. She attended grade school in Sweetgrass and graduated from North Toole County High School in Sunburst. Linda’s love for the people of this community stayed with her throughout her life and she willingly shared her time with them.
Following High School, Linda attended Kinsman Business University where she received a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Fashion remained an important part of her life. She always presented herself with class and loved shopping for a bargain.
She also attended Carroll College for Business Administration.
Linda began her career in international trade and logistics in 1989, in 1994 she obtained her individual Customs Broker License and later also became a Certified Customs Specialist. She joined A.N. Deringer as an employee in 1994 where she proudly served until her passing. She was an integral part of their leadership team serving as their Western District Manager. Throughout Deringer she was known for her integrity, her strong sense of customer service, and her unfailing dedication. Linda spoke highly of the people at Deringer. She genuinely cared and valued the friendships she made within the company and among her clients. She will be greatly missed.
Linda was so proud to be Mrs. Mydland. She married the love of her life, David Mydland, on July 24, 2001. They were married at the family cottage in Waterton, AB. A place that was dear to Linda’s heart throughout her life. She loved spending time there with her beloved Uncle Rome Meisser and special cousin, Judy Wright.
As both Linda and Dave’s careers required travel and time away, they cherished their time together at home in Shelby. They also cherished the summers and holidays when Dave’s boys, Darin and Dillon, were with them. Linda loved them, worried over them, and was always so proud of their accomplishments. They became her boys.
Linda was a caregiver: caring for her much-loved mother-in-law, Janiece Mydland, and her brother, Howard Campanian, at the end of their lives.
She loved to give gifts. Especially the elegant and sparkling jewelry that her sister, Carmella, created and Linda marketed. She was so proud of Carmella and enjoyed sharing these creations. I’m sure that everyone who knew Linda has been a recipient of a gift.
Linda also loved to play cards and she often formed close friendships with elderly people sharing time with them playing cards, visiting, and bringing a gift.
Linda’s family, especially her siblings, where always front and center in her life. She was in contact with them almost every day and strongly took to heart each of their joys and sorrows. Over the years she became very close to her brother-in-law, Lew Grill, and in recent years she happily welcomed and has loved Danny’s girlfriend, Rachel Kleinert.
Through the long months of cancer treatment Linda formed many new friendships with her doctors and the nurses. She often expressed her high regard for them and mentioned how caring and loving they were to her. She remembered their names and always referred to them by name.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Elinor Campanian; her brothers, Leo John, Frank, Howard, and Bob Campanian; and her sisters, Lucia Nelson and Margaret (Pug) Michaels.
She is survived by her husband, Dave; stepsons, Darin (Tonya) and Dillon (Alyssa) Mydland; sister, Carmella Campanian-Grill (Lewis Grill); brother, Danny Campanian (Rachel Kleinert); nieces, Francis Campanian, Sandy Campanian, Shirley Nelson, Donna Ray Winchell and Jasmine Anderson; nephews, Jim Michaels, Colter Campanian, Nathan Grill, and Adam Grill; as well as a loving extended family and countless friends.
During Linda’s illness she realized the importance of blood and platelet donations. In lieu of flowers or gifts please consider giving the gift of life in her honor. Donations can be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Services will be Wed, May 12, at 10am at Sunburst Catholic Church. A live Zoom link is available at www.asperfh.com
Linda will be deeply missed. May she rest in the loving and caring hands of angels.