Linda Rae (Osberg) Cary
Born June 18, 1951 in Oceanside, CA to Alan and Shirlie Osberg. Gained her Heavenly angel
wings on August 2, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.
After graduating Mt. Iron High School in 1969, Lin married the love of her life James (Jim) Cary
on November 25, 1972 in New Brighton, MN and celebrated over 50 years of marriage.
Together they owned and operated ServiceMaster of Hibbing for nearly 30 years. They raised
four children (Kimberly, Christina, Brent, Jay) that were everything to her and enjoyed seven
grandchildren that were the absolute light of her life. She will forever be remembered for her
love of biking the Mesabi Trail with her husband, visiting with everyone she met, baking and
delivering muffins to those she loved to brighten their day, gardening, cheering on her
grandchildren in their countless activities, creating a cozy home for her family that she filled
with so much love, and finding joy in the simple things in life.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband Jim Cary – Hibbing, MN; children Kimberly
(Mario) Lucarelli - Delano, MN; Christina (Jeremy) Marincel – Delano, MN; Brent (Erin) Cary –
Hibbing, MN; Jay Cary (Chelsey Peterson) – Hibbing, MN. Grandchildren Dominic, Vincent and
Luisa Lucarelli, Audra Marincel, and Finley, Maggie and Daxton Cary; Grand dog Marley; her
mother Shirlie Osberg and sister Kim Glenn – Hibbing, MN; brother Jeff (Betty) Osberg – Lake
George, MN; sister-in-law Karen Osberg – Two Harbors, MN; countless nieces, nephews, and
cousins; best friends Jean Videen and Linda Muesing. Her smile and ability to connect with
everyone she met will be deeply missed by countless others that loved and adored her.
Preceded in death by her father Alan Osberg and brothers Tim and Randy Osberg.
A heartfelt thank you to Karen Mannelin who helped care for our mom and became a dear
friend to her (you are simply the best!) and to the Hibbing Fairview Range Home Care & Hospice
team (Zach, Krista, Tamara – we can never thank you enough for the love you showed our
mom. She adored each of you!).
Lin led with a servant’s heart and taught her family to always live with a positive outlook and an
attitude of gratitude. She leaves a legacy of kindness, love, forgiveness, and above all else trust
and faith in our Lord. “Well done, my good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:21
A private celebration of life will be held to honor our wife, mom, and grandma/nana.