Linda M. Slark, 60, of Ellendale, ND died June 21, 2012 at Essentia Helath in Fargo, ND. Linda was born February 19, 1952 in Aberdeen, SD to Ervin and Irmgard (Banse) Swatfager. Linda was educated in Ellendale and married Gordon Slark of Ellendale. She resided in Ellendale until her death. Linda was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale and was very active in the church and her circle. She loved cats, especially her cat Blacky. Linda leaves behind, six brothers: Allen, Richard, Harold, Paul and Walt (Joyce) Swatfager all of Ellendale, ND and Herb Swatfager of Riverdale, ND. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy Swatfager. A memorial service will be 10:30am Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Leo Deitemeyer officiating. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale.